Hinterland Festival 2019 Programme & Tickets

Tickets for events can be purchased in advance online below or by phone via the Box Office on 089 436 9868.

Tickets are also available in advance in Kells from the BOOK MARKet Café (11am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday) and in Trim from Antonia’s Bookstore (tel – 046 943 7532).

During the festival, ticket collection and sales are available at the ticket office in Kells Theatre on Kenlis Place. For further information on visiting Kells and the Festival, please call 089 436 9868.

You can also see a schedule view of the programme here.


David Nihill is an Irish-born U.S. based entertainer and author who pretends to be a comedian called ‘Irish Dave’ to help him get over an aversion to speaking in public. Surely there must be easier ways?  David will be sharing the principles, techniques and tools of the world’s best speakers in a humorous talk based on his bestselling book Do You Talk Funny?

Fred Cooke: Fred Space

Event  20 
Venue: Garden Stage, Headfort Arms Hotel

Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from Dancing With The Stars and returning to his home town of Kells during the 2019 Hinterland Festival as part of his new comical tour of musical madness. Since becoming ‘Irish Comedian of the Year 2018’ (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish comedy legend Tommy Tiernan on his nationwide tour. Cooke’s guitar-plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience “elevated to hilarity” (The Scotsman).

His new nationwide tour ‘Fred Space’ has brought Cooke to a whole new level of comical mayhem, placing him in the “Premier league of Irish funnymen” (Hot Press). Sit back and enjoy a performer with enough “energy to power a small village in the west of Kerry” (Laughter Lounge).

“Priceless” (Chortle).

“I love Fred. He has the spirit of the clown in him” (Tommy Tiernan).

Price €15.00
Fred Cooke: Fred Space