Music Line-Up

THE TALENT

The festival has a proud history of showcasing the best Irish-Australian acts in the country. Here's what we have so far with more still to come.


DAMIEN LEITH

One of the most respected and popular Irish-Australian performers, Damien Leith is heading back to Koroit for 2022. Damien is much loved in Koroit and is excited to be again be showcasing his own hit songs as well as some Irish classics.


CHRISTINE AYRES SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING

This Melbourne-based world champion winning school of Irish dancers put on a show the equal of any of its kind on the planet. This is absolutely entertainment from the top of the tree, it just can't be missed.


THE FERRITERS

This Geelong-based Irish band made their Koroit debut in 2021 and knocked it out of the park at the first attempt. If you love to dance and sing to the best Irish tunes, make sure you catch The Ferriters.


OLD MELBOURNE ROAD

This lively collection of lads from Ballarat will be at their Irish rockin' best and ready to get the crowd on their feet and in full voice.


MARIA FORDE

The Koroit Irish Festival matriarch Maria Forde has confirmed she is coming back in 2022!!! Maria is currently visiting family in Ireland so she will have some wonderful stories and songs to share from the homeland when she hits Koroit.


KNOT O' THE GATE

These lads know their way around a Koroit Irish Festival and put on a show to remember. They'll be ready to turn it on again in 2022.


THE SESSION

This traditional Irish music ensemble features some of south-west Victoria's most accomplished performers. Jo Brooks, Leamon Chambers, Marty Ruane and Merran Moir are among the cast members ready to deliver the goods.


MACCRIMMIN

Rhys Crimmin has long been a Koroit Irish Festival favourite and in 2022 he is treating us to his latest incarnation, MacCrimmin. This will see Rhys at his best with guests of all kinds popping up to join him on stage.


MEL, TREV & MICK

This trio of Melissa and Trevor McKenzie and Michael Morgan are ready to launch their songbook of Irish classics. A highlight of their festival performances will be their now famous singalong at the Commercial Hotel on the Saturday afternoon.


THE RUMMAGERS

The Koroit Irish Festival brings the cream to the top and The Rummagers always bring their A-game for our wonderful event. The Rummagers pay homage to all that is good about Irish music.


LA NINA

This newly formed Celtic band sprung from the Koroit Lake School of 2022. Made up of four south-west musicians, this exciting group is ready to make an impact at their Koroit Irish Festival debut performance.