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Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020

Main Street, Ballyshannon

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28th - 31st May 2020, Ballyshannon

2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the sad passing of the Late Great Rory Gallagher and the town of Rory’s birth are set to remember the Blues Rock legend with the 18th Edition of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival.

There will be a fantastic line-up of Blues Rock, Rock and Classic Rock, Blues and Acoustic Guitar performers and legendary bands from the world of Blues Rock

We are proud to host this wonderful Festival to Rory Gallagher, Born at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon in 1948 and since 2002 the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival has celebrated the Music & Life of Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon, with over 10,000 fans now attending the Festival annually in Ballyshannon from all over the world. Rory would be very proud.

The world renowned musician was born at the appropriately named Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon in 1948 and later became one of the world’s great rock ‘n blues guitarist. Over 10,000 fans from over 20 different countries will converge on Ballyshannon for the Festival in Rory’s honour with 30 acts performing on 15 stages over the 4 days.

Headline Acts 2020 include:

- Horslips

- Eric Gales Band

- Walter Trout Band

- Band of Friends

and many more. Please see poster below for details.


Starts Thursday 28 May 2020
Ends Sunday 31 May 2020
Type Festival and Events


For accommodation and festival camping booking, please see website for details.
Early Bird Big Top 20 tickets - €75 for all 3 Nights - are available online, book now!


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Rory Gallagher Festival 2020 - Headline Acts

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