2018 September Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sun 9th








Welcome to Blackstairs Blues Festival, Enniscorthy Co.Wexford

One weekend every September, the medieval town of Enniscorthy transforms into one of Ireland’s longest-running, most popular and acclaimed blues festivals!  The word is out … get your party hat on!

Electric Blues

Be mesmerised as you experience the best of electric blues along with many other genres of blues!

Delta Blues

Be captivated as you experience the best of Delta blues along with many other genres of blues!


Be amazed as you experience the best of Classic blues along with many other genres of blues!

Our Story

Along time ago, in a medieval village far, far away, some musicians got together in September to play the Blues and created plenty of fun, laughter and madness for the crowds.  So much fun was had that it was repeated again the following year .. and the word quickly spread .. and so began one of the most popular and acclaimed blues festivals in Ireland ..
.. in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Pub Gig Trail

With a great selection of vintage pubs and cafe’s included in the festival trail, there is sure to be something to suit eveyone!  Your biggest dilemma will be deciding which gig to see first!

The best of Local & International Blues Artists

We bring you the best of Ireland’s emerging and established blues talent along with artists from around the world!

Find out who is making waves on the blues scene.

(Pictured: Eric Bell who played our 2017 festival)

Bringing you the Best of Blues Every September in enniscorthy, co.wexford, ireland

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Festival Pub Trail

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Fun & Laughter

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Come on In!

Friday 7th September

Gig Guide

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September

Gig guide

Festival Contact


38 Pearse Road
Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford
Y21 K6X6




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Creative Director, Druidstone Media