Presented by Makeshift Ensemble and Southern Hospitality Board, Quarter Block Party is a three day music and arts festival on North & South Main Street, Cork taking place from 8 – 10th February 2019.

Quarter Block Party is a series of unique events – aiming to present art in unusual locations; celebrate the street’s unique character; and open up the historic quarter of Cork over a vibrant weekend of fun during the quieter months.

Quarter Block Party’s vision lies in a long-term strategy of investment; in developing audience in order to create and nurture a context for the presentation of exciting, ground-breaking work in Cork.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates.


By Plane: Cork Airport //

By Bus: From Dublin // Aircoach – bus every hour (€24) return, full details on

Bus Eireann – Gobus //

From Limerick/Galway //

By Train: From Dublin & Cork //

By Car: Ask your mates!


Places to stay:

Did you know that February is the cheapest month of the years to stay in Cork?! (

Kinlay House //

Buttermarket House //

Maldron Hotel //

Bru Hostel //

Sheila Hostel //

Hotel Issacs //

Airbnb //


Purchase: Tickets can be purchased from which you can get to HERE.

We will have a physical box office at St Peters Church on North Main street during the following dates and times – 13th – 27th January (excluding Sundays and Mondays) – 12 – 4pm
29th January – 4th February – 10:30am – 6pm

Event Access: Access to events is with wristband only. Please don’t remove your wristband for the duration of the festival, you will need it to get in everywhere.

Proof of age may be required at various venues, please ensure you have photo ID with you in case you are asked. The festival cannot guarantee access without it.

If you have a problem with your ticket purchase or priority booking please contact the box office at

Refunds: Tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or transferred in any way unless, in the case of single event tickets only, the event has been cancelled or rescheduled. We reserve the right to refuse refunds for festival passes and day passes.

Quarter Block Party will not be held responsible for any inconvenience, losses of any kind or expenses incurred by the customer as a result of an event being cancelled, rescheduled or moved to another venue.


Where is it?
North & South Main Street, Cork City, Ireland.

How can I ensure access to the gig?
Priority access is given to ticket holders for each event on a first come first served basis.

What do I need to get in?
Your Festival wristband Your I.D.

Cash or Card?
A lot of Cork pubs and shops don’t have card machines, so it maybe more convenient to carry cash. There are a number of ATMS on north Main Street.

Wifi: Many of the cafes along the street have wifi access, our personal favourites are:
PortaFilter @ St. Peter’s Church
House Café @ Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
Cavanaghs on Liberty Street
BDSM & Vicarstown on North Main Street

Can I take photographs?
Photography for personal use is generally permitted – only compact cameras, basic SLR cameras and mobile phones with camera functions are permitted at the event.

Professional equipment needs prior permission. In general, recording of any kind is prohibited without the explicit permission of the event organiser or an artist. The publication of such recordings will be subject to prosecution.

Can I help out?
YES! Volunteers are required for a number of positions including box office, front of house, event stewards, and marketing. Email to get involved.

Are there any age limits?
Most events are restricted to over 18. Please email if you need anymore info on this.