The Breffni Bash

Mike Denver & Nathan Carter - Friday 28th of June Doors 7:00pm, Show 9:00pm
Highstool Prophets, One 4 The Road, All Folk’d Up - Saturday 29th of June Doors 5:00pm, Show 6:00pm
Johnny Brady & The Tumbling Paddies - Sunday 30th of June Doors 3:00pm, Show 6:00pm
Breffni Park, Cavan, Ireland - Strictly Over 18's

About Event

Kingspan Breffni, will this summer turn into a stage of an altogether different kind, for The Breffni Bash. Over three nights in June – Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday the 30th the hub of Cavan County GAA will host some of the biggest acts in Irish music, all to benefit the future development of the new Polo Grounds Centre of Excellence. This initiative will be a fantastic resource for the youth of our County.

Mike Denver, who is no stranger to the jiving audiences here in Cavan and Nathan Carter, one of the biggest names on the circuit, will open the show on Friday evening, June 28th.  With thirteen studio albums to his name, five of which peaked at number one, the Liverpool-born Irish Country star’s appearance will ensure excitement levels reach fever pitch.

On Saturday night, June 29th, the rip roaring five-piece Irish ballad/folk group, High Stool Prophets, will open the show. They will be followed by One for the Road and the amazing contemporary folk-rockers All Folk'd Up.

The weekend will close on Sunday night, June 30th, with the fantastic Johnny Brady, followed by The Tumbling Paddies, one of Ireland’s most sought-after entertainers.

Chairman of the Cavan GAA Board, Kieran Callaghan is excited about welcoming upwards of 5,000 music fans at the local stadium each night.  He states, “Cavan is a fantastic venue, Kingspan Breffni is a great venue, and we have the facilities here to do it, so let’s do it.”  On it being a benefit for not just the GAA but the whole of Cavan, Mr Callaghan added: “It doesn’t matter whether it’s a concert or a match, the local economy benefit from it.”

The lads from One for the Road - who hail from Monaghan and Tyrone - were asked about pulling on a Cavan jersey for one night only. “It wasn’t mentioned in the contract, definitely not in the fine print,” they joked. ‘All Folk’d Up’, popular at venues locally, described their Cavan fans as “lethal craic, deadly energy, love it, they’re class”. Asked about what crowds can expect from their performance at the Breffni Bash festival, the band added: “We’ll lift the roof off the place!”

Carter meanwhile spoke of his excitement at playing the newly enlarged festival. It’s a full night of dancing, drinking and having a good time. That’s what it’s all about,” promised Carter. The Tumbling Paddies, who will close the series of shows, spoke how well received the Breffni Bash was last year. “It was magnificent so this year should be the same.” 

There will be drinks and food courts on site for the entire weekend with disability access also for everyone to enjoy.

Cavan GAA have partnered with a local cancer Charity, Cuan, for this festival in a bid to help raise much needed funds. Cuan is honoured and delighted to be chosen as the charitable partner for this year' "Breffni Bash".

Cuan's vision for the next five years is to expand the range and type of services which it can offer to people with a cancer diagnosis and their family members. They plan to develop a facility which can accommodate this expansion e.g. wellbeing activity area, designated therapy space for children and a sensory garden. Being chosen as this year's beneficiary from the Breffni Bash will further enable Cuan to achieve its goal of offering the best cancer support services to the people of Co. Cavan.

This event is strictly over 18’s.