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Music / September 30, 2021

Yasiin Bey and more announced for Cork Jazz Festival

Yasiin Bey, January 2019 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)
Music / September 30, 2021

Yasiin Bey and more announced for Cork Jazz Festival

Words: Dylan Murphy

Taking place over the bank holiday weekend next month, Cork Jazz Festival has revealed its headliners.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival returns this October on the weekend live events restrictions end and they’ve revealed a huge first wave of acts in today’s announcement. Taking place 22-25 October the festival is bringing a slew of emerging Irish talent as well as the likes of Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def)to the streets and venues of Cork.

The lineup so far includes:

  • Bird On The Wire – The Songs of Leonard Cohen
  • BLOCK ROCKIN’ BEATS LIVE WITH¬†TODAY FM’S DEC PIERCE
  • Hermitage Green
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • Jenny Greene and Generic People
  • King Kong Company and Special Guests
  • KIT DOWNES’ DREAMLIFE¬†OF DEBRIS
  • MASEXODUS FEAT. HYPNOTIC BRASS¬†ENSEMBLE & GUESTS
  • MATTHEW¬†HALSALL
  • PAUL DUNLEA¬†AND CORMAC MCCARTHY
  • XENIA PESTOVA BENNETT AND¬†ED BENNETT: GOLD.BERG.WERK.
  • YASIIN BEY BIG BAND¬†(FKA MOS DEF)

Tickets for Yasiin Bey go on sale this Friday, for more information head to their website.

Keep an eye on their socials for more details of acts and events across the bank holiday weekend.

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