Roscommon town goes country crazy!

Midsummer’s Day With the Stars on Sunday – events all weekend

We’re keepin’ it country here in Roscommon this weekend with the town once again playing host to the ever-popular annual Midsummer’s Day with the Stars; as Ireland’s largest open-air country music festival takes place on Sunday 26th June; and, with a star-studded line-up, the Roscommon Racecourse is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town!

  Among some of the country’s biggest acts taking part are Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Patrick Feeney, Jimmy Buckley, Derek Ryan, Lisa McHugh, Robert Mizzell, Jim Devine, Declan Nerney, Johnny Brady, Eamon Jackson, Lee Matthews, Shane Ownes, Gerry Guthrie, and of course ‘Hit the Diff’ sensation, Mr Marty Moane.  Fans and visitors to the town can expect a one-of-a-kind experience.   

  Top of the bill at this year’s event, and kick-starting the party will be none other than that amazing giant of country music, that seasoned superstar, the one, the only King of Country, Big Tom McBride in person; guaranteeing this festival as the largest event of its kind in the country.

  Fans can get a chance to wish the gentle giant, whose smash hits have been a constant in our charts down the decades, a very happy 80th birthday and show him their appreciation that he has chosen to grace Roscommon county with his unique talents and with what is set to be an exclusive performance.

  With attendees and visitors expected from across Ireland, this year’s event is getting even bigger with the festival extended in order that revellers can enjoy a weekend wonderland allowing fans to come together, with local pubs, clubs, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, B&Bs, shops, boutiques and businesses enjoying the opportunity to showcase their services, facilities and entertainment to revellers as they join together and share their love and adoration of country music.

  In addition, in order to enhance the fans’ experience, acknowledge their passion, attachment and dedication, and to thank them for choosing lovely Roscommon, the venue will lay on specially designated family fun activities to include a kiddies’ play and picnic area, with hospitality suites housing bars and restaurants, and, free camping and parking facilities on site…yes, you read it correctly, we did say free! Now what other music festival offers such complimentary services?