Ep. 28: Summer Festivals in N.Ireland and Ireland

Ep 28

Summer festival season is upon us!  With loads of events coming up across Northern Ireland and Ireland in coming months, I thought I’d do a mega-round-up of local festivals you’ll want to get to.

There are a bunch of nice things happening close to Lisburn (Sunflower Fest, Hilden Beer Festival and Music FestivalMoira CallingRose Week);  in Bangor and Ards (Open HouseUlster FleadhSummer music in the ParkCreative Peninsula)  and in South Down  (Soma FestivalSerendipitous MusicFiddler’s Green International Festival).

I also highlight some festivals happening in Belfast  (FéileBelfast PrideEast Side Arts Festival, Belfast MelaTennents VitalBelfast Guitar Festival);  the Northwest (Music City Derry, Stendhal FestivalMaiden City Tattoo Convention);  and elsewhere in the province (Dalriada Festival7 Hills Blues Festival).

And if you’re thinking of travelling the extra mile, there are a bunch of great events around Ireland that might be worth suffering the current Euro exchange rate for:  LongitudeEaragail Arts FestivalGalway International Arts Festival IMMA Summer PartyLive at the Marque CorkIndiependence FestivalElectric PicnicLisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival.

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