Pretty Happy *  Flywheel * A Cow In The Water *  Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers * Fyünkay

Saturday 25th September 2021, 4-9pm

Glounthaune Village, Co Cork


This is an event for +16 years with Digital Covid Cert.


Five of Cork's best alternative indie-rock bands bring their sound and energy to the outdoor stage in the beautiful setting of Glounthaune Village. Headliners, explosive art-rock trio Pretty Happy are joined by 2020 UCC battle of the band winners Fyünkay. Three 'local heroes' fill out the centre slots; ska legends Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers, dark alt country outfit A Cow In The Water and we are thrilled to present a much-anticipated performance of Cork's finest shoegaze indieband Flywheel.

UPSTART FESTIVAL is held as part of the Cork County Council 'Cork Co Co Pops' music series and supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

Full details, Covid19 health measures and terms and conditions can be found on

Event will comply with government restrictions and may be subject to additional measures under government sectoral health guidelines. In the current operating environment where strict health guidelines are in place, the band line-up may be subject to change.


Who can attend?

This is an over 16s event. You may be required to show ID. Right of admission is reserved.

Ticket purchaser must agree to provide details for contact tracing (name and phone number) which will be kept until 28 days after the event.

All attendees must agree to answer questions on their health status at the point of entry.

All attending must present a valid Digital Covid Cert (fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 within the previous 6 months). 

These measures are needed for us to help safeguard the health of all staff, performers, volunteers, and attendees.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEND IF you currently have covid19.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEND IF you have any of the following covid symptoms:

YOU MUST NOT ATTEND IF you have been notified by the HSE that you are a close contact or have been advised to self-isolate or quarantine.

YOU MUST NOT ATTEND IF you are awaiting results of a covid test.



What should I bring?

This is a fully outdoor event and the event will finish in the dark, dress appropriately. Bring your ticket, your mobile phone with digital Covid Cert, and a face mask with you. Small bags only.  

What are my transport parking/options getting to the event?

This is a 'no-car' event. Parking will not be available in the vicinity. Why not walk, cycle, take public transport or get dropped off!

Glounthaune is served by a train and bus service. The Cork-Cobh/Midleton commuter train brings you from Cork(Kent Station) to Glounthaune in just 10 minutes. You can use a LEAP card for payment. Example of Departure times from Cork 15.00, 15.15, 16.00, 16.15, 16.30, 17.00 . Glounthaune is only 13 minutes journey from Midleton & Cobh.

Always check train times on and bus times on (Nearest Bus Stop is Glounthaune-Church).

Attendees with a Disabled Persons Parking Permit or with significant mobility issues are invited to contact the organiser to make suitable arrangements. 

Will food and drink be available?

Yes, there will be a great coffee stall and two food trucks to meet your needs throughout the day. There is no alcohol for sale at the event, attendees can visit the village pub which is independent of the festival. Everyone needs to adhere to current covid requirements whilst queueing, including social distancing, wearing face coverings and hand sanitising.

Can I bring my dog? 

Sorry, no dogs except guide dogs.


Glounthaune Village

Craig's Field Glounthaune

Age restriction



September 25, 4:00pm - September 25, 9:00pm

Other Times

Gate Opens : 3:30pm

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