KFEST 2014 is Ireland’s newest arts, music and entertainment festival in the spectacular surroundings of Killorglin, Co. Kerry. This cultural carnival of artistic adventures, musical marvels, theatrical treats and secret sessions is Munster’s premiere arts festival for emerging talent. Not only is KFEST a new summer festival experience, but it also offers artists a new platform to showcase their work.
Following from the success of our debut KFEST 2013 we aim to deliver an even bigger and better festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend (May 30th to June 2nd). The festival will comprise of a packed four-day program consisting of art, music, theatre, audio-visual, film, Secret Cinema, poetry, spoken word, performance, fashion, debate and more. KFEST is run by a small group of volunteers who work every spare moment we have to make this project happen because we believe passionately in it. We gain nothing but the satisfaction of knowing we can deliver something that we believe helps to inspire engagement with the arts in Killorglin and Kerry. Although we receive an amazing amount of support from artists, venues and volunteers, there are considerable costs to be covered when running a project like this.
We hope that your generosity will help make KFEST 2014 bigger and better than ever. Funds raised through Fund it will help us to cover many of these costs. Bands need to be paid for, artists’ expenses need to be covered (although they all exhibit for free, some expenses are unavoidable), programs need to be printed, mailers sent out, posters printed and distributed, advertising and media coverage needs to be secured... The list goes on.
The K-Fest committee comprises of local artists, musicians, business people, teachers and volunteers from other walks of life. The sub-committees for the different disciplines work closely with the finance officer to ensure we get maximum bang for our bucks.
By contributing to KFEST you’re not just guaranteeing yourself the best weekend out of the year - you’re supporting the creativity and careers of dozens of talented artists and creating a showcase for Ireland’s creative talent.