About festival

The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival is back for the 4th year in a row and we are bringing you superb original live music. Having previously been held in Naas, Racecourse, the Marquee @ The Ivy and many other locations this with names such as Paddy Casey, The 4 Of Us, Ryan O’Shaughnessy and more, this year The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival has teamed up with the wonderful Wild Food Festival to bring you music live at The Harbour, Naas with the festivities continuing into the evening in two of Naas’ most popular eateries; PS Coffee Roasters and upstairs at FATE Restaurant.

Friday 8th September

The festival will kick off on Friday 8th September with shimmering electric pop duo Hvmmingbyrd performing a stunning set in one of Naas’ favourite cafes PS Coffee Roasters at 8pm. Come along and listen to the ethereal sounds of these two artists as they create landscapes of electronic beats and hauntingly beautiful vocals. Special guest on the night: singer songwriter Keith Plunkett.

Saturday 9th September

Saturday 9th September will see the Wild Food Festival return to The Harbour in Naas from 12-6PM where an eclectic host of artists will entertain the masses from the jetty on the water. See the likes of indie–shimmer pop band Montauk Hotel, the energetic Vagabonds & Thieves, Davie Furey, Keith Plunkett, Olivia Burke & more perform against this picturesque backdrop.

Later that evening upstairs in FATE at 8PM you can see Kildare’s finest reggae infused folk-rock band Bunoscionn play an epic live set with special guest Sina Theil.

Sunday 10th September

Sunday 10th September we return to the Jetty again from 1-5PM where you can come down and enjoy an afternoon of chilled out music from a superb array of talented artists such as ELLYD, Elga Fox, Sina Theil & more TBA.