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First wave of acts announced for Quarter Block Party 2020

Cork festival, Quarter Block Party Have revealed the first wave of acts set to play across the city in February.

Words by Jack Squibb

Quarter Block Party 2020
Quarter Block Party organisers have revealed the first wave of acts for its sixth edition.

The Quarter Block Party returns to Cork in February 2020 and organisers have revealed the first set of acts that’ll be playing across the weekend.

Starting on February 6th and ending on February 9th, the festival will get people exploring Cork City, with venues throughout hosting live music, theatre performances and art exhibitions.

Organisers took to social media on Wednesday to reveal the first 11 acts that’ll be playing:

Post Punk Podge, The Bonk, God Alone, Aoife Nessa Frances, Jar Jar Jr, Pretty Happy, Melts, Maija Sofia, Lemoncello, Soft Focus and Elaine Howley. That’s your lot for now.

With fifty events set to host over 100 acts between them during that weekend, it’s clear that there’s a lot more to come.

Speaking about the 2020 instalment of the Quarter Block Party, organiser, Caoilian Sherlock commented:

We are delighted to bring the sixth edition of Quarter Block Party to Cork this February. We are very proud to showcase some of the best musical talent that this country has to offer in what can only be described as a golden age for our artists and musicians.

In the coming weeks, we will be further presenting a huge lineup of music, dance, theatre, and performing arts as well as discussions and events which focus on activism and urbanism in Cork and around Ireland.

Quarter Block Party first wave poster

Tickets for each show vary and all go on sale on Friday 15th November at 10 AM from UTicket.ie. A special bundle to gain entry to three shows cost €25.00 plus a booking fee.

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The first set of shows are as follows:

Friday 7th February

The Bonk & Soft Focus + more TBA @ 8.30 PM – Kino, Washington Street. Tickets €14.00 + booking fee

Saturday 8th February

Lemoncello & Maija Sofia @ 4.00 PM – Coughlans, Douglas Street. Tickets €12.00 + booking fee

God Alone, Melts & Pretty Happy @ 9.00 PM – Spailpín Fánach, South Main Street. Tickets €12.00 + booking fee

Post Punk Podge & Jar Jar Jr. + more TBA @ 8.30 PM – Kino, Washington Street. Tickets €14.00 + booking fee

Sunday 9th February

Aoife Nessa Frances & Elaine Howley @ 4.00pm – Coughlans, Douglas Street. Tickets €12.00 + booking fee

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