First lineup announcements for BARE at Borris House this July

BARE is out of the woods and into Borris on 6-7 July

The BARE Music & Arts Festival returns to life this year at Borris House this July.

Taking a break from proceedings in 2017, it’s back with a bang for 2018 and bringing rapper Obie Trice along with Swift & Kuniva from D12, God Is An Astronaut and more.

The first wave announcement for BARE was revealed on Tuesday morning, bringing a great mix of acts to the Carlow venue.

There is an interesting one in a DJ set from TV’s fashion guru Gok Wan, but you’ve also got Seamus Fogarty, Kila, The Lost Brothers, Ratboy, Natty Wailer, The Pale and Planxty’s Noel Hill

They’ll be joined by Mick Konstantin, Quinton Campbell, Josh Coakley, Ri Ra, Cornerboy, Wolff, Tebi Rex, Mindriot, Craic Appeal, Exiles, Gemma Bradley, Ashley James, Sleep Thieves, Katie Cassidy, CPNHGN, Neomadic, Amber & The Bear and more.

BARE Festival Poster 2018
BARE Festival Poster 2018

BARE Festival Tickets

Tickets are available from

Weekend Camping: €100
Saturday Camping Ticket: €60
Saturday Day Pass: €50
Campervan Pass: €30
Kids Pass: €15

Festival parking is available at €10/15. VIP upgrades are also available (including access to private bars, posh toilets, VIP parking and if you’re camping, a secure VIP camping area) from €25-50.


Ken McGuire

The one who kicked off back in the heady days of 2005. Now a radio head at KCLR, award-winning podcaster, producer, food blogger at Ken On Food, music nerd and everything else in between.

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