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There are three large music events on the Cork festival calendar:

Live at the Marquee
From early June until early July a series of large scale concerts are held in the showgrounds in The Marina area of the city featuring international and Irish acts such as diverse as Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kanye West, Elbow and The Prodigy. Aiken Promotions run the event and the current year's line-up is usually fully announced by late spring.


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Cork International Folk Festival
Running for almost forty years this is Ireland's top folk music event with hundreds of visiting and local musicians taking to stages big and small around the city. The festival now takes place in early October.


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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Easily Europe's friendliest jazz festival this has been attracting tens of thousands of overseas visitors since its inception in 1978. Initially it took place exclusively in the Metropole Hotel but has now expanded to include almost every live music venue, pub and club in the city and suburbs. The 'serious' jazz takes place in the Everyman theatre over three afternoons and nights while big name acts perform, usually sell-out, shows at the Cork Opera House. Hundreds of other acts play in bars, theatres, and other venues around the city. 


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