Country music summer festivals have mushroomed around the country in the last few years. Such ventures have long been a staple diet of country followers in America where families and communities rally behind their local festivals, celebrating in style.

Summerfest Carlow made its debut last year and brought plenty of excitement to Carlow town. The Summerfest returns by popular demand in two months’ time and will be staged at the big indoor marquee at Oak Park on the June bank holiday weekend. The shows run from 6pm to midnight on both nights.