Open Ear ’22 – The Restart


It’s just over a month now until we return to Sherkin Island for the 5th Open Ear. Bit mad, innit. We won’t dwell on the last couple of years because it’s time to get hyped for another weekend of the weird and wonderful upon Banger Cliff on the North Shore.

In preparation for this year’s festival we decided to look at what it is we loved about doing it in the first place, and that was the simplicity. Just one stage  with a chance for you,  if you hare foolhardy enough, to watch every single performance over the weekend. It also gave many of the artists performing a unique chance to have a focused audience in a festival set up. With that all in mind we will be focusing this year’s festival entirely on the North Shore.

Over the years we’ve had artists and producers appear under different guises & repeat performers but this year we’re looking at over 90% of our line up being first timers on Sherkin, which has also got us psyched.

We’ve also just announced our partnership with Yippee Tents who will be providing Glamping for this year’s festival. If a bit of luxury is your thing please head over to their OE page HERE to make your reservation.

Over the coming weeks we will be announcing our final additions to the line up alongside information on transport, what food and beverages will be on offer over the weekend, more details on this year’s line up plus an archive of years gone by.

If you’ve still not got your tickets yet we advise you do it soon. You can grab em HERE

We sorta can’t believe that in just 34 days time we’ll be back on the island. Let’s do this.


Team OE xx