Introducing...TIPP CLASSICAL!

2018 saw the arrival of Feile Classical, two nostalgia-filled and show-stopping concerts, performed to a sold-out audience of 20,000 people. They were a resounding success, firmly re-establishing Semple Stadium and Thurles as the music mecca that it was in the 90’s, and receiving much acclaim from music fans and media alike.

In 2019, we’re delighted to announce a return to Semple Stadium for Tipp Classical! 

“We’ve listened and we’re delighted to announce Tipp Classical, a new expanded two-day festival with a line-up that’s a mix of classic 90s and contemporary artists, curated with the ICO’s tributes to some of Ireland’s biggest names in music. This year fans can choose on the night to take a seat in the stand or enjoy the gig from the pitch without having to storm security! I know Jerry Fish was delighted to have been the ring leader of such anarchy last year, he’ll have to come up with some new plans for mischief for his tent, The TippTop, and leave out rebellion at the Main Stage this year!”  – Curator Tom Dunne.

Alongside the incredible lineup of artists on the Semple Mainstage, Tipp Classical will also see the return of the much-loved Tribal area (hosted by John Meagher from the Irish Independent), The Tipp Top with Jerry Fish and friends, Dustin The Turkey and his usual antics, your DJ favourites Micky Mac and Will Leahy, PLUS the best of Tipperary’s food & drink and an expanded eco-glamping village. Much more to be announced in the coming weeks and months!

Get the gang back together and book your Tipp Classical tickets now - the craic will be 90’s!



I was humbled to have been part of something so special as what took place in Thurles - it was remarkable. When each of the bands got back to home to normality, the feeling just stayed with us, we kept in touch swapping stories and having the craic about who’s set was the best, the energy was still with us, the conclusion was that the buzz of the weekend was far too special to be a once off. It’s going to be all of the magic of this September and a hell of a lot more!”
— Tom Dunne, Event Curator Feile Classical 2019 & Tipp Classical 2019