Cork’s Festival Crew eyes up greener fields

Firm to go nationwide before hitting Britain

17th December, 2017
Ernest Cantillon at Sober Lane in Cork Picture: Clare Keogh

The Cork entrepreneur behind venues such as the Sober Lane bar, the Electric restaurant and the Kinsale Spirit distillery is seeking to bring his festival business nationwide and then into Britain.

Ernest Cantillon founded Festival Crew, which has run events in Cork including the Cork Food Festival, attended by 25,000 people, a food festival offshoot of Diageo’s Guinness Jazz Festival, and a Cork beer festival.

“For this year we have four to six festivals...

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