Hinterland Festival 2019 Programme & Tickets

We have two 'earlybird' events on sale now and the main programme will be announced in May.

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

Tickets will also be 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.

Fred Cooke: Fred Space

Event  T1 
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 as part of his new comical tour of musical madness.

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” THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE


Short ComVery impressive performer.

Tommy TiernanI love Fred. He has the spirit of the Clown in him.

Price €15.00
Fred Cooke: Fred Space

A Summers Evening with Matthew Gilsenan

Featuring the Inspire Choral Group

Event  T2 
Venue: The Headfort Arms Hotel

Following on from his successful, sold out concert in Kells last summer, Matthew Gilsenan from The Celtic Tenors is looking forward a performance of his new solo show to his hometown. The event will take place in the leafy surrounds of the Headfort Garden (weather permitting)

Matthew, a true lyric tenor, is at home with Puccini or Verdi, but you can expect a bit of grand opera, along with Dylan, and Cohen, folk songs, and even a bit of country. Matthew’s belief is a good song is a good song, no matter what its origins. The evening will have special local appeal on this occasion as The Inspire Choral Group will join Matthew as guests on stage.

Find out more about the Inspire Choral Group.

Price €22.00