Spilt Milk Festival is an annual festival of music, art and film which takes place in November around venues in Sligo town. Spilt Milk Festival was founded in 2019 to extend Sligo’s artistic and festival calendar into the winter and provide a platform for experimental art across music, sound art, video and film. Presenting national and international artists alongside emerging local acts drawn from the leftfield and fringes of alternative music.

With programming focused on diversity and contemporary practices, Spilt Milk Festival creates an inclusive and youth-focused cultural event in the region, providing access to high quality live experiences at an affordable price to audiences. The group has produced two editions of the festival in 2019 and an online version in 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The first edition saw 16 solo artists and music groups perform across six different town centre venues and art spaces and three visual art events in non-traditional settings. Our performers and events are drawn from a pool of alternative, avante-garde and critically acclaimed musicians, artists, film-makers and creators  – each bringing a unique perspective to entertain, challenge and delight audiences.

Spilt Milk builds on the activities of a group of like-minded individuals each already working within the music landscape and passionate about building a community in Sligo that joins the wider burgeoning alternative music scene across the island of Ireland. 


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General enquiries: info[at]spiltmilkfestival.com.

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