Castlepalooza Music Festival

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Castlepalooza is taking a break in 2019. We are taking the time out to create a completely new spin on the music festival formula and will be back with a re-imagined Castlepalooza in 2020. See you there!

They say the best things come in small packages - well, if you come to Castlepalooza, you’ll see just how true that is! 

Castlepalooza is an annual Irish independent music & arts festival held at Charleville Castle, which is situated in a wooded wonderland in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Castlepalooza first took place in 2006 and offers an unforgettable and eclectic mix of new and established Irish acts.

The festival has been described by The Sunday Business Post as "The best little music festival in Ireland" and by Hot Press magazine as a "bite-sized Electric Picnic, held in the grounds of a 17th-century castle, with the added bonus of indoor toilets and showers". Ticket holders have exclusive access to the castle over the weekend and can choose from a huge variety of attractions, which have included art exhibitions, comedy clubs, burlesque shows, fortune tellers, luxury day spas, short film screenings, drumming classes, life-drawing classes and various other workshops. Some of the proceeds from each ticket go towards the ongoing Charleville Castle Restoration Project.

The Festival has attracted many award nominations, including:

  • 'Best Festival' nomination in the Irish Times Ticket Awards 2017.

  • 'Best European Festival' in the UK Festival Awards 2008.

  • 'Best Small Festival' in the European Festival Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011

  • Finalist in the Event Industry Award 2011 in the categories 'Best Live Music or Entertainment Event' & 'Best Green Event'.

  • Finalist in the 2011 Green Awards 'The Green Entertainment & Leisure Award'.

  • Shortlisted for the Irish Music Rights Organisation Music Festival of the Year 2010.

For more on Castlepalooza, please click here supplied 5,000 Official Goody Bags for Castlepalooza attendees in 2018.


The strong, re-usable tote bags were supplied by JD SPORTS in a variety of colours.

Contents included:

  • Nivea For Men shower gel (men's bags)
  • Nivea Rich shower cream (women's bags)
  • Wilkinson Sword Disposable Razors (men's bags)
  • Aveeno Skincare sachet (women's bags)
  • Lucozade Original
  • Skittles Sharing Pouch
  • Listerine Mouthwash
  • McDonnells Curry Sauce
  • Mienas Handmade Nougat mini sample