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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DRUMZ

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.

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 compeition and as a reward reached the state finals and played at the St Kilda Music Festival.

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.

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.

MORE PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME