With the Carrickmacross Street Festival 2018 that is only a few weeks away. Here is a quick look at some of the bands that will be playing.

The Carrick Festival is organised entirely by volunteers who give up their precious time. To put on the best show possible for the Carrickmacross community and surrounding areas.

We truly hope the weather is better this year than last year and that we have an "EVEN BIGGER PARTY!!!!! THIS YEAR" to make up for the bad weather last year. We will all have to party doubly hard to make up for it.

We hope to see you all uptown partying with your friends and family. We really love to see the community enjoy the show we put on.

See full brochure of events here>>


Friday 1st June

19.00 Parade (starts at Inver College)

19.30 Entertainment at the Main Stage

20.30 The Moonrockers

Saturday 2nd June

Battle of the Bands Winners (Main Stage)

The Elation (Main Stage)

The Smokin Jokers (Main Stage)

Armageddon (Credit Union Stage @ Courthouse)

Cash Returns - Johnny Cash Tribute (Main Stage)

Paper Plane – Status Quo Tribute (Credit Union Stage @ Courthouse)

Sunday 3rd June

Ampersand (Main Stage)

Lunar Effect (Main Stage)

The Willin Fools (Main Stage)

Rubix (Credit Union Stage @ Courthouse)

Flick of the Switch – AC/DC Trubute (Main Stage)

Ben Troy (Credit Union Stage @ Courthouse)

Monday 4th June

John Glen (Main Stage)

The Godfatherz (Main Stage)

Liam Murphy – Elvis Tribute (Main Stage)

Johnny Brady (Main Stage)


Friday 1st June - Main Stage

The Moonrockers


Rock and Roll/Swing/Rockabilly/Country

The Moonrockers are an energetic father and son duo. They are keeping the rock and roll scene alive all over Ireland


Saturday 2nd June 

The Smoking Jokers

Cash Returns

Saturday Night Main Stage CashReturns

The Smokin Jokers are one of the North East’s premier party bands.
Specializing in vintage in rock n’ roll that you can boogie and sing along to, they have a rockin’ set list for all occasions.

Award winning Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Flick the Switch


FlicktheSwitch Elation

Ireland's number one AC/DC Tribute Band...

After spending the better part of a year and a half hidden away in a London studio writing and recording material with multi-platinum selling  producer Andy Whitmore, Cork pop/rock quartet The Elation have now returned to their homeland to prepare for the release of their inaugural EP, Clickbait, on June 1, 2018.
Expect electrifying live shows full of dancefloor synths, funk guitars and singalong vocals

'The Elation are ones to watch for the future, a big hit on the festival circuit and have huge potential' (Hot Press Magazine – Redfm Picks)

Every part of the performance is unpredictable, fun, and sets them apart as a live-band to watch. (The Merch Perch)*****

'No denying though that the Elation have the songs and talent to impress.' ( Get Ready to Rock Uk)

‘the Elations single XO explodes to life via a fantastically funky riff, which gives rise to a rousing ambience before the spotlight is stolen by the stupendously spirited serenade of the exciting first verse’. **** (Pure M Magazine)


Paper Plane – Status Quo Tribute

Saturday PaperPlanes

Back by popular demand!!

Playing all the classic hits from 1969-1980


Sunday 3rd June 

Lunar Effect

The Willin Fools

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A delicious blend of lunacy, funk and progressive rock with tasty jazz undertones.

Has a greta reputation for providing a high energy set, interacting with guests and providing a refreshing set of songs - you can expect anything from 'Blondie to a wild Russian wedding polka!'




A 5 piece band covering a medley of Indie Rock and Arena Anthems with inspiration from bands like Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and more



Sunday 3rd June 

Rubix Band

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The Rubix Band are local guys and one of Ireland's top wedding & party bands. 
With over 10 years experience playing at weddings, pubs and clubs all over Ireland and abroad they understand what is needed to create a fantastic night of entertainment. 
The Rubix Band cover a wide range of music from indie rock, 60's, 80's & modern chart favourites with songs from The Beatles, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Paulo Nutini, Bruce Springsteen & Mumford & Sons. 
Rubix have become known for their mega mix medley that brings back some of those 90's dance tunes we all loved. The Rubix Band are sure to have the place hopping.

See Promo Video here >>

Ben Troy! And His Band with over 12 major awards for country music! 
Appearance on The Late Late Show & The Grand Ole Opry!
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Monday 4th June 

Johnny Brady

Elvis Tribute Artisit - Liam Murphy
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John Glen


John Glenn Godfatherz


John burst on the scene back in 1975 when he was the one chosen to replace Big Tom to front the hugely popular Mainliners.
Releasing such classic albums as 'Sunny Side of the Mountain', 'Turn Back the Years', 'Sweet Little Blue Eyes' and 'Somewhere to Sing my Songs'.
He then went on to form his own band The Wranglers.

Lets give John a big Carrickmacross welcome as he performs for us at the Carrickmacross street Festival 2pm on Monday 4th June.

A  Carrickmacross band from the beginning, The Godfatherz play a high energy mix of classic and modern pop and rock.

From old school blues and vintage rock & roll to recent indie anthems and current chart floor-fillers. You need someone to do you a hit? Come see the godfathers!