Battle for the Lake 27th – 29th September 2019

The 2019 (10th Anniversary) Achill Island Battle for the Lake event takes place this weekend, 27th – 29th September.

Full details of kitesurfing and music lineups More info on

Evening music events (across four stages) are ticketed, please see EventBrite to book online.

The annual Battle for the Lake watersports and music festival is back bigger and better than ever before! This year the music and entertainment lineup at the event includes:

Daithi, Aindrias de Staic & The Latchikos, Attention Bebe, Sina Theil, Ultitune, D Day, Davie Furey, Relish DJ Mayo!, WOB, Beef Supreme, Deaf Argument, Niamh Dooley, Keith Plunkett, Ella Naseeb, The Swiftie Show, Water on Mars, Graham Sweeney, Backroad Smokers Club, TBL8, Retro Vinyl Jukebox, Achill Pipe Band, DJ Oni, and more!

Considered one of the best locations in the world for kite surfing, Achill Island’s Keel Lake will be transformed into a veritable water wonderland when the best kitesurfers from around the globe descend to showcase their spectacular skills, skimming the surface of Keel Lake with their gravity defying moves as they compete for the coveted crown of “King/Queen of the Lake”.

“Battle for the Lake” is a weekend of entertainment for all the family, young and old. Not alone will audiences be enthralled, entertained and captivated by the kitesurfing, SUP and windsurfing action, there will be plenty of activity out of the water as well. There will be live music on the lakeshore, a Kids Zone, funfair, Food Village & restaurant tent. Pure Magic Kitesurfing will also give kitesurfing demonstrations on the spectacular Keel beach, as well as introductory sessions of paddle boarding and kite surfing for newcomers to these increasingly popular watersports.

So grease up your surf board, shine your shades and head to the “Battle For the Lake” – a truly magical event. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the Pure Magic of Achill Island! For more information, inspiration and booking for the evening music events, visit or check the Facebook page,

Kitesurfing action at Achill Island's Battle for the Lake