Arklow Music Festival 2024 are tuning up for their 54th year of musical competition here in the town. In just over 4 weeks time, hundreds of competitors will take to stages across the town to showcase their talents. With competitions suitable for 4 year olds to adults, generations have enjoyed and taken part in Arklow Music Festival since its inception in 1970.


Arklow Music Festival Programme 1979
Festival Programme from 1979
Taking place 2nd – 10th March 2024 inclusive, audiences will be treated to a variety of performances from over 100 different competitions. In line with the ethos of inclusivity, the festival committee has this year introduced two new competitions to its syllabus. Public Speaking and Paint a Poem.


Paint a Poem gives budding artists the opportunity to get involved with the festival by inviting them to paint their interpretation of a poem, be it a classic, favourite, original or new piece of work. This competition is open to entrants aged up to 13 years old. The poem itself should be written on the back of the piece and submissions can be made until 14th February 2024.


Due to the high volume of competitors and multiple venues involved, the festival committee are now seeking the assistance of volunteers to help during the festival itself.


For more information including competition guidelines, visit or follow them on their social media pages.
Colourful Competitors at the 2014 Arklow Music Festival
Colourful Competitors at the 2014 Arklow Music Festival
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