There are some unreal music festivals coming to Northern Ireland, and we cannot WAIT 1 year ago

There are some unreal music festivals coming to Northern Ireland, and we cannot WAIT

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Okay so, music festival season is upon us, and we couldn't be more excited.

The weather, the drinks and of course, the amazing tunes. What's not to love?

One spot in particular that might tickle your music festival fancy is Northern Ireland.

Yep, there are various upcoming festivals that we think are entirely worth sharing with all you fine folks. Plus, they're only up the road, so why not?

AVA Festival 2019, Belfast

(31 May - 1 June)

AVA celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts in Northern Ireland. It's also one of Ireland's leading dance music festivals. Returning for its fifth year in 2019, AVA’s festival in Belfast has grown year on year, and this year's event sounds just brilliant.

AVA showcases the best in Irish talent and brings some of the best International artists in the field to Northern Ireland. If you like dance music, you're sure to get the best of the best here.

Tickets can be bought right here.


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Ward Park 3

(25 May)

Any Snow Patrol fans out there? How about Two Door Cinema Club? If you're a fan of either of those, you'll be very pleased to know that the two bands are heading home to Bangor on May 25 to play a massive gig alongside loads of other homegrown talents.

They complete the Northern Irish-filled bill of Foy Vance, SOAK., Jealous Of The Birds, Brand New Friend, JC Stewart, The Wood Burning Savages, Kitt Philippa, and ROE. That's one fab lineup. And for only €52 a ticket, it's not a day to miss.

Tickets can be purchased here now.


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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

(6 - 12 May)

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has hosted Divine Comedy, The Go! Team, Rubberbandits, Ben Folds and plenty more over the years. 

This year's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival boasts a staggering programme of live music, comedy, spoken word, theatre, literature, film and art with over 150 events for all ages taking place across 20 venues in the city of Belfast.

For tickets and more information, visit the website.


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Belsonic 2019, Belfast. 

(12 June - 28 June) 

Okay the most important thing we need to tell you about Belsonic is the INSANE lineup it has for 2019. Stormzy, Hozier, Slash, Marshmello and George Ezra will all take to the stage in Ormeau Park, and just wow.

Located in the heart of the city of Belfast, this is a whopper music festival that shouldn't be missed!

Tickets can be purchased here now.


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Atlantic Sessions, Portrush

(14 November – 17 November)

Festivals aren't just a summer thing folks!

Following the sell-out success of Atlantic Sessions last year, the festival will return to the Causeway Coast from 14 – 17 November 2019.

Over 50 of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians will perform live in coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, music venues and bars across the four days. Visitors will have an opportunity to see high profile artists in an intimate setting, with the stunning Atlantic as a backdrop. How awesome does that sound?

For more information, click here.


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Live at the Botanic Gardens, Belfast

(June 2019)

Picture This has been confirmed as the first act to play a BRAND NEW Festival in Belfast.  Pretty incredible first act, right?

Live At The Botanic Gardens will be a series of outdoor concerts held in the picturesque setting of Belfast City’s famous gardens during June 2019. Gorge.

Having just announced tours around Europe, USA and Canada early next year, Picture This will then return to Belfast and play 2 nights at the Botanic Gardens on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June.

Get your tickets here.

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