The talent

IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR

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We are very excited to announce an IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR as our Saturday headline show for 2018. World and Australian champion dancers from Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing will put on a show to remember. Among the dancers will be former Riverdance lead Liam Ayres.
Sat 6.00pm Koroit Theatre

DAMIEN LEITH

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The wonderful Damien Leith is the headline act for our Friday night concert at the Koroit Theatre. This is Damien’s only show for the weekend and it promises to be a night to remember.
Fri 8.00pm Koroit Theatre (sold out)

ZEON

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This energetic and exciting Melbourne band are coming off a huge 2017 where they toured Ireland, grabbing plenty of attention along the way. Their 2018 Koroit Irish Festival shows are sure to also attract plenty of headlines.
Sat 1.45pm Koroit Theatre
Sat 4.15pm Oliver Ramsay Stage
Sat 8.00pm Commercial Hotel

SAOIRSE

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Yet another major signing for the 2018 Koroit Irish Festival with Melbourne band Saoirse coming on board for their Koroit debut. This wonderful band has played the Port Fairy Folk Festival and has also toured Ireland.
Sat 12.45pm Village Green
Sat 4.00pm Koroit Theatre

KNOT O’ THE GATE

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Melbourne band Knot O’ The Gate made their Koroit debut last year and we loved them so much we have asked them back!
Fri 8.00pm Commercial Hotel
Sat 1.15pm Oliver Ramsay Stage
Sat 3.15pm Village Green

THE EXCITING MCGILLICUDDIES

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We are thrilled to add another member to our Koroit Irish Festival family with The Exciting McGillicuddies making their debut at our wonderful 2018 event on April 27-29. This lively Melbourne outfit are raring to go!
Sat 2.15pm Oliver Ramsay Stage
Sat 3.45pm Izzys Restaurant
Sat 7.45pm Koroit Theatre

CILL-AIRNE

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Wonderful south-west band Cill-Airne will be back for the 2018 Koroit Irish Festival. How lucky we are to have this brilliant band in our backyard.
Sat 12.45pm Koroit Theatre
Sat 2.45pm Izzys Restaurant

OLD MELBOURNE ROAD

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Ballarat band Old Melbourne Road have become a favourite of crowds at the Koroit Irish Festival and they are coming back to grow that fan-base even further.
Fri 8.00pm Mickey Bourkes Hotel
Sat 1.45pm Village Green
Sat 3.15pm Oliver Ramsay Stage
Sat 8.00pm Mickey Bourkes Hotel

MARIA FORDE

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Not only is Maria Forde a wonderful singer-songwriter, she is also a brilliant live performer who have thrilled audiences the world over. Maria tours Ireland every year and brings an extra piece of that magical land to Koroit when she hits town.
Sat 12.45pm Izzys Restaurant
Sat 2.45pm Koroit Theatre
Sun 10.30am Infant Jesus Church

NANCIE SCHIPPER

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One of the rising stars of the Australian music industry, Killarney’s Nancie Schipper has signed on for the 2018 Koroit Irish Festival. What a great addition to our line-up this brilliant young singer-songwriter will be.
Sat 11.00am Village Green
Sat 3.35pm Moyne Shire Youth Stage

LIKELY CELTS

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Another wonderful Celtic band from south-west Victoria. This trio of super-talented musicians love playing at Koroit and their sublime performances make them a must-see act at the festival.
Sat 1.45pm Izzys Restaurant
Sat 4.15pm Village Green

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DRUMZ is a group of south-west drummers under the leadership of highly respected musician Peter Moir. This talented group will light up the streets in what will be their debut at the Koroit Irish Festival.
Sat 12.45pm Oliver Ramsay Stage
Sat All day pop-up Commercial Road

TIOSAV JOY

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This award-winning act are quickly making a name for themselves. Tiosav Joy won the south-west region battle of the bands competition and as a reward reached the state finals and played at the St Kilda Music Festival.
Sat 11.00am Oliver Ramsay Stage
Sat 2.40pm Moyne Youth Stage

FLYNN GURRY

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This young Warrnambool musician will make his Koroit Irish Festival debut. He has some strong form behind him having won the Corangamite section of the 2017 Battle of the Bands competition.
Sat 1.45pm Moyne Youth Stage

GABBY STEEL
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This emerging singer-songwriter continues to take huge leaps forward in her career. Not only is she thrilling audiences with her live show, she has also stepped into the recording studio and come out with her debut EP.
12.50pm Moyne Youth Stage

TOMMY, TUDDY AND MICK

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Tommy Brooks, Frank Bowman and Mick Morgan will be back doing what they do best, thrilling Koroit Irish Festival audiences with their special brand of entertainment that has stood the test of time and remains one of the most popular parts of the festival after all these years.
Sat 10.00 am Commercial Hotel
Sat 11.00am Izzys Restaurant