Galway International Arts Festival pushed back to August/September

Galway Daily news Galway International Arts Festival pushed back to August/September
Mirror Pavillion by John Gerrard. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure

The 2021 Galway International Arts Festival has been postponed to late August and September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival was due to take place from July 12 – 25 this year, but will now run from August 28 – September 18 instead.

Full programme details will be announced in June and will include an exciting hybrid programme of live and online events.

The centre-piece will be the much anticipated second part of John Gerrard’s stunning Mirror Pavilion – Leaf Work, opening in Derrigimlagh Bog on 28 August and running through-out the festival.

While many of the Galway International Arts Festival events will be going ahead, a major exception are the large concerts at the Heineken Big Top.

All of the acts which were first meant to come to Galway last year are still scheduled, but the concerts have been pushed back next year’s festival in July 2022.

As with last year’s cancellation, people who already have tickets for one of these acts are advised to hold onto them, as they will still be valid for the 2022 dates.

Existing ticketholders with queries should contact