Launch of a new music festival in Clonmel

When Next We Meet is a new festival experience in the heart of South Tipperary. In the summer of 2023 artists and audiences alike will experience the best of Tipperary hospitality, where no corner is cut to deliver this bespoke and enjoyable camping music festival.

This summer, When Next We Meet is launching its brand with two separate nights of live music in an immersive, festival-like experience. Situated on the grounds of Raheen House Hotel, the quaint charm of the walled gardens and the soothing calm of its surroundings will be transformed for two nights into an adult playground. A taste, if you will, of what awaits you in 2023.

“We want to put Clonmel back on the map as a tour stop for current Irish artists. We want the subsequent ripple effect here to develop original music and a musical audience. The city has a rich history with music and the arts, and already has some amazing, established outlets here for people interested in music. However, not all music fits under one umbrella, and we focus on contemporary original Irish artists and the talent that exists in Ireland. We want to see everyone celebrate that and where we come from – where we come from. Kate Twohig (curator and co-founder of When Next We Meet)

For two nights this summer, nominated Irish artists will share the experience with local emerging artists and an audience of 400 in Tipperary.

On Friday July 1st, the incredible Soda Blonde led by Faye O’Rourke (Little Green Cars) and uncompromising singer/multi-instrumentalist John Francis Flynn will take the stage, with local folk band The Wood of O opening the ‘event.

On Saturday July 2, things take an electronic turn with Clonmel-based songwriter and producer Vale, before Elaine Mai brings catchy electronic textures and beats to the stage, featuring Sinead White and the former singer of Fight Like Apes and Le Galaxie May Kay on guest vocals. Houseplants take to the stage for what promises to be on your feet, dance the night away with this electronic collab from producer Daithi and Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan.

Tickets available through At our next meeting In line with the philosophy of the festival, they have teamed up with Citizen Ticket, so for every ticket sold, a tree is planted.

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Gerald R. Schneider