This bank holiday Cork will transform into a world-class Jazz hotspot for The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival with an exciting line-up of music acts; including Jazz greats and a fringe festival that is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
The festival, which is rated in the top three in Ireland*, is guaranteed to have something for all music and cultural tastes. As well as world-class jazz performances, visitors can enjoy entertainment from up to 1,000 jazz musicians from over 20 countries, performing in over 70 city venues; including pubs, hotels, restaurants, galleries, public buildings and club venues, as well as on the city streets. Headline acts this year include Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider and her Orchestra for their first-ever Irish appearance, the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, UK soul songstress Laura Mvula, Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and much more.
We are giving you the chance to enjoy one of the best festivals in Ireland, and the fantastic prize includes two night’s bed and breakfast at Hayfield Manor during the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. The five-star hotel provides all the charm of a country house and is a pleasant stroll to the vibrant heart of Cork city and all of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival entertainment. Hayfield Manor is situated within two-acres of beautiful gardens and boasts a range of facilities and amenities including the boutique spa with a full range of Elemis Spa Therapy and two award-winning restaurants, Perrotts Garden Bistro and Orchids. Combining grandeur and authentic Irish service, this is the perfect base for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival this year.
The prize includes a fabulous dinner for two in Electric. Electric is split into three main areas – the Bar, Restaurant and Fishbar – and is located in the heart of Cork City. This year, the festival introduces a new experience for food lovers, as visitors can enjoy delicious local produce with a pint of Guinness and sounds of jazz in a number of venues across Cork City. Electric, among other Cork city restaurants, has worked with Guinness to create bespoke dishes for the festival weekend; including The Electric Duck burger with chicken liver parfait, and home-made apple, celeriac and fennel slaw served on a buttermilk bun.
For more information on The Guinness, Cork Jazz Festival visit www.guinnessjazzfestival.com.
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*Research from iReach Insights, April 2018