Cork's first Podcasting Festival coming to Leeside in October

Cork's first Podcasting Festival coming to Leeside in October
The Good Room duo, Ed O'Leray and Joe Kelly. Credit: Bríd O’Donovan

Cork's first Podcast Festival will take place in the city this autumn.

Ed O’Leary and Joe Kelly of The Good Room, the duo behind the award-winning Live At St. Luke’s concert series, have teamed up with Cork Opera House to present Cork’s first Podcast Festival, taking place in various venues across the city, including Cork Opera House, Crawford Art Gallery, The River Lee, Plugd Records, pubs, book shops and other nooks and crannies, from Friday October 11 to Sunday October 13.

Podcasting has become one of the fastest growing mediums in recent years with audio documentaries, chat shows and discussions being produced by various creators.

The festival line-up, due to be announced throughout July, will feature a broad palette of talkers, thinkers and doers, covering everything from fact and fiction, stories and tales, sports to comedy, and beyond.

Joe Kelly of The Good Room said: "Having watched the evolution of Podcasting from a small and unique listenership to the huge fanbase now, we felt that the time was right host a weekend of Podcasting in Cork. Some of the acts that we have been dealing with over the years have created audio content with huge success. It is great to team up with Cork Opera House and other top venues to present this new festival in Cork."

Ashley Keating, interim CEO Cork Opera House, added: "It's such a pleasure for the Cork Opera House to be involved in Cork's first Podcast Festival, and an added bonus to be working with the fine humans at The Good Room once again. Here's to a great weekend of the best, most interesting, and maybe even strange podcasts that the genre has to offer, see you there!"

Full line up being announced throughout July. Stay tuned for more information and follow Cork Podcast Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the news.

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