The first line-up of acts has been announced for Galway’s newest indoor music festival, Rocktoberfest, which returns to Monroe’s Live for four days from Thursday, October 1st to Sunday, October 4th.

Rocktoberfest returns with a slew of the finest bands from Ireland, including new and up and coming Irish groups which have burst onto the music scene in the last few years. Over four nights, acts will rock out the venue over two stages in Galway’s award winning, live music venue. Expect to hear everything from rock, electronica, pop, indie, and folk from some of the country’s most talented emerging artists.

The line-up will include over 20 acts including: The Hot Sprockets, Plutonic DustWood Burning Savages, Tobi Kaye, Vann Music, My Violet, D-Day, Liam Geddes, Orchid Collectives, The Klares and Youth Mass. More acts will be announced over the coming weeks.

Gary Monroe has said: “We are extremely excited to be hosting Rocktoberfest again this year. I’m delighted to provide a festival and a stage for emerging Irish talent”. The festival will run in association with Bulmers and Becks, and Galway Bay FM are media sponsors.

Weekend wristbands will be available for €15/€12 online which will allow you unlimited entry to the festival over the four days. Day tickets can be purchased for €10/€8 online. Weekend Early Bird tickets for €10 are on sale now for a limited time only at