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Join the Friends of Hinterland

Our Festival needs Friends help to make it happen

As a committee, we’re delighted to have reached the milestone of delivering 10 years of successful festivals in Kells, and we look forward to the coming decade.

Without the backing of our Friends, Patrons and Benefactors, it would not have been possible to stage Hinterland.

This support enables us to realise our Vision for the festival: that Hinterland will be a festival that brings the people of Kells together with the finest writers in the world to inspire a marketplace of ideas and imagination, to build community involvement and well-being, and to shape a new and confident identity for Kells as the international centre of creativity, and allows us continue with our Mission: to produce a programme of events of international quality, that will support and develop local artists, develop the town through a creative use of space and programming, and support the local economy by encouraging local spending and attracting international visitors.

As well as the warm good feelings that come from the knowledge that your support ensures the continuance of the Festival, membership comes with benefits. Here are the details on what you can expect as a Hinterland Friend, Patron or Benefactor.

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Friend Membership €75

  • Invitation to Festival Launch
  • 3 Days Priority Booking
  • Two free tickets to an event(s) of your choice
  • Priority Queueing at the Festival Box Office (Kells Theatre)
  • Access to priority Friends' seating at events (subject to availability)
  • Invitation to special Festival Evening for Friends and Guests

Gold Membership €125

  • Invitation to Festival Launch
  • 3 Days Priority Booking
  • Four free tickets to an event(s) of your choice
  • Priority Queueing at the Festival Box Office (Kells Theatre)
  • Access to priority Friends' seating at events (subject to availability)
  • Invitation to special Festival Evening for Friends and Guests

Festival Patron €250

  • Invitation to Festival Launch
  • Festival Pass – access to all events
  • Access to priority Friends' seating at events (subject to availability)
  • Invitation to special Festival Evening for Friends and Guests
  • Hinterland T-shirt & Tote Bag

Festival Benefactor €500+

  • Invitation to Festival Launch
  • Festival Pass for 2 – access to all events
  • Access to priority Friends' seating at events (subject to availability)
  • Invitation to special Festival Evening for Friends and Guests
  • Name listed on signage at Ticket Office
  • Hinterland T-shirt & Tote Bag

If you'd like to donate more to support the Festival in Kells, you can reach us through our office at +353 (0)83 096 9345, or by email at friends@hinterland.ie

You can download an application form here.

Free Tickets

With all Friend & Gold Friend Memberships you can redeem your free tickets by calling +353 (0)83 096 9345 or by email to friends@hinterland.ie or at Festival Box Office. Free tickets can be obtained for a single event or multiple events. Advance booking may be required for some events.

Priority Booking

The full programme and tickets released on-line only to Friends for initial period of 24 hours. Friends will receive email notification of this release.

Friends Seating

Front of House seating is reserved for Friends at events. We advise that you arrive early to ensure you get your seat.