- 08 Jan 20
The Cork City festival features Post Punk Podge & The Technnohippies (photo: Paul Tarpey), Myles Manley, Gyda Valtysdóttir, The Bonk, John Francis Flynn, Maija Sofia, Lemoncello and more.
Quarter Block Party has announced its full line-up for 2020. Returning for its sixth edition with some of the most exciting names in Irish music, the festival takes places in venues across Cork City from Thursday, February 6 to Sunday, February 9.
Quarter Block Party will sprawl through the city’s streets and venues with over 50 music, art, and theatre performances. Across the weekend, you can expect pop-up shows, public art events, and creative discussion in the shops, venues, and outdoor spaces, and opportunities to discover a diverse selection of Irish and international artists.
Kicking off the music events on Friday in An Spailpín Fánach is Gyda Valtysdottir, who co-founded the experimental pop group múm in the '90s. Other highlights include John Francis Flynn, Myles Manley, God Alone, Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies, Maija Sofia, Sister Ghost, Lemoncello and more.
This year, Quarter Block Party is also introducing its first weekend-long free music trail, in addition to its bumper ticketed programme. The music trail, crossing bars and venues from Barrack Street to North Main Street, features Rachel Lavelle, VARO, Trá Pháidín, Rodney, Rowan, Cian Nugent, Daisies, His Fathers Voice and more.
Full music line-up:
Gyda Valtysdóttir - John Francis Flynn - The Bonk - Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies - God Alone - Aoife Nessa Frances - Jar Jar Jr - Pretty Happy - Melts - Soft Focus - Maija Sofia - Autre Monde - CMAT - An Taobh Eile - Arthuritis - Rachel Lavelle - Lemoncello - Sister Ghost - Soft Focus - Elaine Howley - Mark Waldron Hyden - Fears - Myles Manley - Rowan - Outsider YP - Dream-Cycles - Junk Drawer -Whozyerman? - Acid Granny - DDR PARTY - Tonnta - Actual Acid
Full live art line-up:
Dead, Beauty and the Beast. Andre Uerba, Burn Time. Queent, Monique Jenkinson (and her drag queen alter-ego Fauxnique) and Mica Sigourney (also known as VivvyAnne ForeverMORE). Lois Brown & James Callaghan's I am A Genius Does Anybody Know Me?. Sarah Stoker, Fort/ress. Ingeleiv Berstad, Ida Wigdel and Kristin Helgebostad, Spoiler. Tonnta, THEIR CHORUS. Fluids by W A U H A U S
Tickets are on sale now, plus Bundle Passes (€30 + booking fee for three live music shows), Live Art Bundle Passes (€60 + booking fee for all eight dance/theatre shows) and a limited amount of Full Festival Passes (€100 for entry to every show at Quarter Block Party). See quarterblockpartycork.com for more information.