We can't think of many festivals in Ireland that offer a sea-view from their campsites, but that's just one of the wonders of creating a festival on an Island off the south west of Cork. Bringing your own tent is, of course, included in your ticket  - along with free showers! 

Silk Road Tents

If you fancy your camping with a few more creature comforts, including that specific comfort on not having to take your tent down of a Monday morning at a festival, you can avail of the rather comfy Bell Tents and Tardis Tipis that Silk Road Camping have on offer, starting from €350...

To rent your own tent for the weekend please visit the Silk Road website HERE

Hotel - Sherkin House - SOLD OUT

Camping ain't for everybody and this year Sherkin House (formerly The Islanders Rest) is offering a variety of rooms to stay in for your weekend on the Island. Be sure to act soon though, as we expect these to move pretty fast. 
To make a booking visit their website:

Travelling to Open Ear

Sherkin Island ain't the easiest place in the world to access - this year we will be running buses to and forth from Dublin city and Cork city from Thursday (Cork only), Friday, Saturday (Cork only) and Monday. 

The pick up points and departure times available this year are as follows:

Bus ticket prices:

Dublin to Baltimore Return €50
Dublin to Baltimore/Baltimore to Dublin One Way €30

Cork to Baltimore Return €20
Cork to Baltimore/Baltimore to Cork One Way €12

To purchase tickets click HERE