Crawley Irish Festival 2015

This year’s Crawley Irish Festival will showcase some great Irish entertainment, music, sport and dance. In its nineteenth year, the festival is a great family day out to enjoy live music, dance and entertainment for the whole family over the English Bank Holiday weekend. It’s also a great opportunity to watch televised GAA sport and the event is absolutely free.

So keep Sunday 30 August 2015 free in your diary for Crawley’s biggest Irish Festival ever, now at a new venue! Visit us from 12 noon at The Hawth Theatre Grounds, Crawley, West Sussex – just a short while from Gatwick Airport.

Crawley Irish Festival 2015


Main Stage - Live MusicLive Music: The Music will showcase some of the biggest Irish acts from Britain and Ireland. Whilst the Trad Stage features the best traditional and folk acts from throughout the UK and Ireland. Full details are still to be confirmed.

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TRAD Stage


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Open Dance and Dancing Displays

Live Dance: Irish Dance displays have always been popular at the festivals and the Open Dance Competition attracts competitors from all over the the world at the Irish Dance Stage.

Lots of live dance demonstrations from local dance schools and Set Dancing for the rest of us. Enjoy! Crawley is the proud home of some wonderful Irish Dancing Schools. The dance stage will see many of them participating on the day.

So enjoy a great day with some great entertainment.

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Live Sport: GAA Sport also has an important role to play with live action being played out on the big screen right in the heart of Crawley.

We will be televising the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship as the tournament reaches the final stages. If you’ve never experienced the sport, now is a great time to do it.

Family EntertainmentAll-Round Family Fun: Families and children will be well catered for with stalls and an amusement area for all-round family fun.

Children are catered for in the festival play area, a fair, football, art, songs and storytelling with particular emphasis on Irish traditions and folklore.

And there’s more:

  • More details to be confirmed (Filming)

In 2014,  (who broadcast on Sky 191 and Freesat 400) visited with a film crew to record festival. The show was televised the following week.


All proceeds from the Crawley Irish Festival are invested in community projects to assist in the promotion of Celtic and Irish cultural activities in and around Crawley.


Admission is the best value family day out in the southeast because it’s absolutely Free! That’s right, it’s free. Nothing, nadder, zip!


The Crawley Irish Festival is supported through funding by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs; Emigrant Support Fund, Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council.

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