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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Forest Fest 2022

23rd July @ 12:00 pm - 24th July @ 12:00 am

New Summertime Boutique Festival to enjoy, Forest Fest at Emo Village for a weekend of music and arts.

Performing at Forest Fest, Emo village on July 22, 23 and 24 will be – The Stunning, The 4 of Us, Jack L, Something Happens, King Kong Company, Cathy Davey, Damien Dempsey, Hothouse Flowers, Hermitage Green, Harvest, Thumper, Hamsandwich, The Riptide Movement, Soda Blonde, Paddy Casey, Greenshine, Mundy, Lisa Lambe, Strand, Inni-K, Walk The Line, The Lost Messiahs, AIS, Stockton’s Wing, Eileen Gogan, Pogueology, The Big Spoon, Carpark Sci-Fi, Pearly Whites, Paper Planes, Dopamine.

Family Camping and Shuttle Buses:

In response to requests from festival fans Forest Fest has secured additional camping space and is designating this space for caravans, priority camping and family camping. Both campsites at Forest Fest will have services and facilities but not electric hook-up, which is similar to other events. Forest Fest is a boutique style festival in the ethos and spirit of the popular and well-established Body & Soul, and all facilities are within close proximity and easy walking distance of the main festival arena.

The Forest Fest arena site in the heart of the village will have three stages to ensure continuity, and to allow fans to see all the main acts if they wish to do so.

The Festival Club and Festival Green Room at Forest Fest will be located about 500 metres away from the main arena and situated at Batonis Restaurant and Courtyard.

Parking at Forest Fest is free of charge and there will be a comprehensive shuttle bus service in operation from surrounding towns, and accommodation providers to ensure easy access and convenience for festival fans.




23rd July @ 12:00 pm
24th July @ 12:00 am
Emo Village