Festival Information


Please remind your friends that tickets are limited for this event and to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Saturday Tickets Buy Online
  • Adult : €35
  • Under 16* : €30
  • Gates 2pm - Curfew 10.30pm
Sunday Tickets Buy Online
  • Adult : €30
  • Under 16* : €25
  • Gates 2pm - Curfew 9pm

Print at home Tickets:
You must bring a print out of your ticket as well as a valid ID to gain entry.
You will not gain entry with a screen shot of your print at home ticket.
Tickets will be scanned at the gate.
Please keep your print at home tickets in a safe place. Ticket Barcodes will only work once.
Any alcohol or food must be disposed of before entering the stadium. There will be bins at the gates.

Age Restriction:
Under 16's must be accompanied by a parent/guardian - maximum 4 under 16's per accompanying guardian.
The Promoter deems that large stadium concerts are not suitable environments for all small children under 5 years old. This being so, there are no measures in place to facilitate babies or small children on site. It is important to note that high noise levels can damage your child's hearing. Should you still choose to bring young children or babies please note all small children over 2 years old will require a ticket and you will be requested to sign a consent form before entering the venue.


Tuam Stadium (St Jarlath's Park), Tuam, Co. Galway

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From Sligo to Tuam:
Follow the N17 to Tuam.

From Limerick to Tuam:
Take the N6 to Oranmore. Follow the directions to Galway City until you reach the roundabout at the Maldron Hotel. Take the last exit on this roundabout, following the signs for Sligo. Continue straight on this road for approx 10 km and you will reach Claregalway village. Turn right at the t-junction and continue on the N17 to Tuam. From Dublin to SugarBeat: Take the M6 from Dublin heading West Signposted the West. Leave the Motorway at Exit 19 signposted for Galway Airport. At the Roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Sligo/Tuam/Airport and go straight through the next roundabout signposted Sligo/Tuam/Airport and take the N18 until you reach the village of Claregalway. At the T Junction turn right onto the N17 and coninue to Tuam.

From Dublin to Tuam:
Take the M6 from Dublin heading West Signposted the West. Leave the Motorway at Exit 19 signposted for Galway Airport. At the Roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Sligo/Tuam/Airport and go straight through the next roundabout signposted Sligo/Tuam/Airport and take the N18 until you reach the village of Claregalway. At the T Junction turn right onto the N17 and coninue to Tuam.

Travel Links:
www.burkesbus.com (Galway-Tuam Bus Service)

Galway Buses


Closest large parking centre is the Tuam Shopping Centre, who have kindly offered to remain open until 11.15pm on the Saturday night and 10pm on Sunday night.
Parking in Tuam Shopping Centre is just under 700m from the Stadium.
Day Rate is 2 Euro per day and is secured onsite and by CCTV 24/7. Overnight secure parking is available.
The Shambles carpark on Vicar St. is also available but may fill up quickly on the day as it is a much smaller area (around 40 spaces).
On-street pay-and-display parking is available but is done so at the owner's risk - please make sure to buy your pay-and-display ticket as clampers ARE about!

Walking Directions from Tuam Shopping Centre

Walk out of the shopping centre and turn back towards Galway (the road you would have just come in).
Walk past the Corrib Oil petrol station, past railway tracks and the line of houses on the left.
At the first set of traffic lights, turn left to walk up Church View.
When you get to the end of Church View, Maxol, the railway line and Brú Bríde will be in front of you.
The Stadium is behind the Brú Bríde building.
Watch out for signs with the Sugarbeat logo!

Special Needs

All disabled and special needs customers are welcome at SugarBeat. It is important to remember though its an outdoor site, subject to Irish weather and can be difficult to access. Stewards however, will be at hand to assist. If you are have any queries regarding access, special needs parking and other facilities etc. please contact us via our contact page.


We ask you to respect the local residents both before and after the event. Please keep the area tidy and use the bins provided. Please segregate waste into the proper bins (food waste, recyclables and normal waste bins are provided).



SugarBeat Music Festival are now taking applications for vendors to take part in the food and beverage village which will be located inside the music festival venue.

SugarBeat Music festival will take place on the 22nd & 23rd of August 2015, from 12.30pm to 10.30 pm on Saturday and 12.30pm to 9.00pm on Sunday. The festival is ideally located in Tuam's famous ‘Tuam Stadium’. This new fast paced music festival promises to attract huge crowds with expected footfall of 5000 people and more. This food and beverage village hopes to have a selection of foods, artisan produce, arts and crafts, photo booths, kid’s attraction and more this is one not to be missed. Traders from all over Ireland will be selling their produce in pagoda style marquees, with the live entertainment being held on the nearby Vodafone Main Stage.

To apply to trade at this event please fill out this application and return via email to sugarbeatvendor@gmail.com or post back to the following office address:

  • F and F Management
  • 11 Cricket Court
  • Dunmore rd.
  • Tuam
  • Co Galway

Download application form here (Word Document): Sugerbeat Market Application Form 2015

Please direct all Food and Beverage village enquiries to:


Alcohol can only be consumed by over 18's. Please bring a valid ID.
Garda ID and Passport are the only forms of ID that will be accepted. We will have a strict no underage drinking policy. Gardaí will be present both outside and inside the venue.
The organisers hold the right to refuse admission to the event.
Patrons who are intoxicated will not gain entry and will not be entitled to a refund.

Media & PR

For all media enquiries, please contact: darren@bluemonkeypr.com

Press Release



CONTACT: SHANE 087 9411721 sugarbeatfestival@gmail.com

SugarBeat Music Festival 2015 is a 2 day festival and takes place in Tuam Stadium on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August.

The success of last year’s festival has encouraged the organisers to make SugarBeat even bigger and better this year.

Some of Ireland’s biggest acts will be on show over the weekend including The Stunning, Ryan Sheridan, Hometown, The Original Rudeboys, Interskalactic and many more. See www.sugarbeat.ie for more details.

The organisers are also proud to announce an additional feature to this year’s festival site with the introduction of a CONTINENTAL MARKET. Vendors from all over the country, alongside local producers and artisans, will form the focus of this special market.

Gate times each day are 12.30pm. Saturday has a curfew of 10.30pm and Sunday’s curfew is 9pm.


Saturday’s line-up promises to be an extraordinary day of fantastic music.

Saturday @ the Beat will be headlined by the legendary Irish band, THE STUNNING. The Galway outfit need no introduction and this will be their second time to play at Tuam Stadium having featured at the West Awake festival in 1991.

Saturday @ the Beat will also feature RYAN SHERIDAN, whose biggest hit to date is JIGSAW. Ryan is from County Monaghan and has toured Europe, with a massive following in Germany. He is currently set to release his next album and SugarBeat will give fans an opportunity to hear these fresh songs live. Also featuring on Saturday @ the Beat is INTERSKALACTIC, Ireland’s only 11 member strong ska band. They play amazing music structured around a superb brass section and they have featured at all the top Irish Festivals including the Cork Jazz Festival.

RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery and exciting six piece Irish/Americana folk band who have won the Hot Press Live Band Award 2014 and they will also be part of the Saturday @ the Beat line-up.

Returning to the SugarBeat festival this year are Galway’s own favourites, AMAZING APPLES. They are currently working on their first album and they will release their first single on Friday 20th March. They are a five piece multi-instrument Indie Folk band and we are delighted they are returning to the SugarBeat stage on Saturday @ the Beat.

SugarBeat organisers are anxious to use the as much local talent as possible and this year it is with great pride we announce the reformation of one of Tuam’s legendry band’s TOO MUCH FOR THE WHITEMAN, to play their one and only reunion gig at this time.

Saturday @ the Beat will also feature one of the most unusual and exciting bands coming out of Galway. MY FELLOW SPONGES have been touring nationwide for the past two years, winning fans with their onstage theatrics and often unpredictable, but seamless movement between musical styles and moods. Their music incorporates many influences from minimalism, folk and hip-swinging bossa. Their rich sound incorporates three part harmonies along with such instruments as cello, clarinet, banjo and piano. "MY FELLOW SPONGES are as bizarre as they are brilliant in their peculiar sonic way — that on any given song can include ukulele, glockenspiel, harmonium, banjo, flute, drums. On stage, their act can extend to include a brass band playing, as well as mime artists, dancers and actors in excelsis", (Barry Egan, independent.ie).

Another local artist who will also feature on Saturday @ the Beat will be SEAMUS RUTTLEDGE, along with his Full Outfit. Seamus has enjoyed success with his own inimitable song writing style. His work includes such albums as New Boots /New Shoes and Songs To Have With Your Tea. Seamus is also a published poet and his first collection, The Secret Child, was released in 1998.

Two young men who have been creating quite a stir on the local scene are DAN AND DYLAN. They are an energetic two piece acoustic pairing from Abbeyknockmoy in Co. Galway. Daniel Jackson, on guitar and lead vocal and Dylan Keane on percussion and vocal harmony have been playing together since December 2013. They have a unique folk/indie/ pop sound incorporating a very versatile programme, including quality self-composed songs with rich harmonies, catchy melodies and solid rhythm. They will be part of the Saturday @ the Beat line-up and their vibrant and exciting sound should not be missed.


In keeping with the policy of bringing the best music to SugarBeat, we are proud to announce that the headline act on Sunday @ the Beat are Ireland’s newest, biggest boy band created by Louis Walsh, the one and only HOMETOWN.

Their first single, Where I Belong, was the fastest selling single from a debut artist and the quickest selling single from an Irish artist in 2014. HOMETOWN have followed up with another Number One, Cry For Help, to enhance their growing reputation.

This sets them up nicely for their introduction to the UK during May. The band features local boy, BRENDAN MURRAY, who has tweeted ‘the last time I played Tuam Stadium I was wearing football boots’.

Also featuring on Sunday @ the Beat will be THE ORIGINAL RUDEBOYS from Dublin, formed in March 2011. They offer a distinct and refreshing sound with a combination of acoustic guitar and ukulele, blended with soul foul and hip-hop voices. They won the Meteor Choice song of the year 2013 with Never Gonna Walk Away. They are currently working on a new album.

BIG GENERATOR are from Galway and will be part of the Sunday @ the Beat. They have twenty years of road experience and have played in over ten countries and have a special blend of cover and original material.

Another great live act to feature on Sunday @ the Beat will be Joe Furey and the Hayride. They are renowned for their distinct ‘Roots-a-Billy’ sound – influenced by genres of Rockabilly, Old Timey Country, Hillbilly Boogie, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues to Ballads – delivered in a high energy live performance, making them one of Ireland’s premier ‘Roots’ bands. The band have performed on some of Ireland’s premier stages – including the Kilkenny Roots Festival, Monaghan Blues Festival, Limavady and Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festivals, Electric Picnic and the Cork Jazz Festival, the prestigious international Rockabilly Rave in the UK – and have appeared as guests of Imelda May, Big Sandy amongst others.

RUGGEDWOOD are five – piece pop/folk band from Tullamore, They use traditional instruments to create pop music and their debut single WARMTH was independently released in 2014 and climbed to number one in ITUNES singer/songwriter charts. Their cover version of SIA’s Elastic Heart was uploaded to YOU TUBE in March this year and has already hit over 75,000 views.

SPY-FU, a rock quarter from Galway will also feature on Sunday @ the Beat, whose influences range from Feeder to Muse to Therapy. They place a strong emphasis on melody softening the steely rock undertones, which make their thumping anthemic music much more than a sound, and more like a feeling.

THE RISERS are a young local band from the Moylough/Mountbellew area. This four piece outfit have a great mix of folk/pop/rock and have gained a considerable following on the local scene.

  • Tickets for Saturday @ the Beat are €35.00 for adults and €30 for under 16’s, [who must be accompanied by an adult.]
  • Sunday @ the Beat tickets are €30 for adults and €25 for under 16’s [who must be accompanied by an adult.]
  • Ticket information available at www.sugarbeat.ie
  • Further information at www.sugarbeat.ie
  • The main sponsors of this year’s festival are Vodafone, with further assistance from Delta Security and Eventus, and with grateful appreciation from Corralea Court Hotel, Monroe’s Tavern, Door Motion, G.H, Agri, Geoghegan’s Niteclub.

Download the Press Release (Word Document) here.