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The Guinness Jazz Festival

Here at Maldron Hotel Cork we get quite excited when October comes around. The Guinness Jazz Festival is one of the highlights of the Cork entertainment calendar and draws crowds in their hundreds of thousands every year. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests the best of accommodation right in the centre of all the action.

This year the Guinness Jazz Festival takes place from the 28th of October until the 1st of November and promises to be the best line-up to date!


Jazz Guinness Festival Venues

Each and every bar, hotel, theatre and park throughout Cork city will be showcasing some of the world’s most renowned jazz musicians and bands.

Feel free to ask a member of staff here at Maldron for expert advice and recommendations during your stay and know that you are within walking distance of all venues when you stay at Maldron Hotel.

The Opera House

Once again, Cork Opera House will play host to a very fine variety of acts. These include but are not limited to:

  • BellX1
  • Picture This
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Brian Deady

The Opera House is just a short 3-minute walk from the centrally located Maldron Hotel.

All tickets can be purchased through the Cork Opera House website or through the official Cork Jazz website at

The Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre is situated on Cork’s MacCurtain Street and this year is showcasing Irish and international acts that include:

  • The James Taylor QT
  • Jacob Collier
  • The Eleventh House

Please check out the official Cork Jazz Festival website to see a list of further performers and to purchase tickets.

The Triskel Christchurch

The wonderful acoustics in the Triskel provide the perfect setting for some wonderful acts this year. Situated just a 10-minute walk from Maldron Hotel, you can be assured of a night to remember with guests such as The Sheryl Bailey Quartet, Hot Club of Cowtown, Lila Ammons and Beata Hlavenkova.

For a full programme of events at the Triskel over the Jazz weekend, please feel free to check out the Triskel website or pop over to for further information.

Other Venues

As mentioned previously the Guinness Jazz festival is not just confined to the larger venues within the city. Each and every bar, restaurant, café and hotel will have something special to offer over this jam-packed weekend. Here are some of our favourite haunts, which we are sure you will absolutely love!

  • Coughlans Bar
  • The Hanover
  • Cypress Avenue
  • Reardens
  • St. Lukes

If you are planning a trip to Cork for the Jazz Festival this year, we would love to welcome you at Maldron Hotel. The hotel is beautifully appointed and situated just a 3-minute walk from all the Jazz action. Our staff are local and knowledgeable and can advise you on the best places to be over the bank holiday weekend.

Give us a call today to make your booking for the Guinness Jazz Festival 2016. We look forward to welcoming you here at Maldron Hotel.

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