Category : Festivals

Stendhal Festival 2019

Aaron CunninghamArriving on Friday to the sounds of Son of the Hound wafting over the campsite, I’m in time to witness Joel Harkin‘s first set of the weekend on Quiet Arch’s Air Stage. As always the juxtaposition of cheery banter with sad,…

August 22, 2019

Stendhal 2019

Preview: Stendhal 2019

Is your weekend ahead looking a bit bare? You’d be hardpressed to find a better use of your time in Northern Ireland this weekend than Stendhal Festival. The festival returns to Limavady once again, with a three day schedule. With…

August 11, 2019

Vault Fringe Festival – 1st June 2019

Belfast has no shortage of collectives these days. From the underground DIYness of ZOOL Records, to the forward thinking boundary pushing of Creating A Space, it seems as if there is an appetite for creation in nearly every sector of…

June 6, 2019

Moira Calling 2018

Friday 7th September I arrived at Moira Demesne on Friday night to the wonderful and tiny festival Moira Calling. The cold weather has already hit us and the park was full of families bundled up warm and drinking hot drinks…

September 15, 2018

Get ready for Moira Calling 2018

Moira Calling festival returns for a third year on 7th-8th September, bringing another strong line-up of artists to Moira Demesne. Once again a host of local acts are supplemented by English indie pop band Marsicans. A short train ride from Belfast,…

August 27, 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018 Crowd Shot Woodland

Stendhal Festival 2018 Photo Gallery

Photos from Stendhal Festival 2018 by Robert Brown. You can read the full review here. “Relive the wonderful occasion that was Stendhal Festival 2018 in Limavady. Photos by Robert Brown.” From Stendhal Festival 2018. Posted by Chordblossom on 8/13/2018 (78…

August 19, 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

Stendhal Festival 2018

The best remedy for dealing with the stresses and strains of daily life can be to find a way to get it away from it all. Since my first visit in 2013 to the beautiful Ballymully Cottage Farm, Stendhal has proved…

August 17, 2018

Women's Work 2018

Women’s Work 2018 kicks off

Now into its third year, Women’s Work festival has become one of the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s flagship events. This year’s festival looks as busy as ever with a varied programme that takes in panels, workshops, film screenings and of course…

June 4, 2018

Holywood’s Harmony Live announced with Ryan McMullan live session

The Harmony Live festival is returning for another year, looking to combine big names with local acts in the Co Down town. Previously known as Holywood Harmony, the festival will kick off on Friday 1 June. Taking place across three…

May 7, 2018

Moira Calling 2017

Food trucks, families and unpredictable Northern Irish weather. Moira Calling festival returns for a second year. And the kids at Moira march to the beat of their own drum… literally, with a band of samba playing youngsters greeting me on…

September 12, 2017

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2017

Northern Ireland is blessed with only a handful of small festivals for music lovers. Without the big chart toppers to head the bill, festivals like Stendhal Festival of Art in rural Limavady rely upon a more creative approach. The festival…

August 15, 2017

Sunflowerfest 2017

Friday 28th July saw the highly anticipated return of what is arguably Northern Ireland’s best festival. Sunflowerfest has gone from strength to strength from its humble beginnings and is now a cornerstone of the summer festival scene for music fans…

August 4, 2017

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The Magic Numbers Headline Stendhal

Stendhal were already on their way to a killer line-up when they confirmed that local legends Ash would be headlining the 2017 edition of their festival. The festival have now released details of the second wave of bands on the…

July 2, 2017

Sunflowerfest announces 2017 line-up

Hillsborough’s Sunflowerfest music festival returns once again this summer, adopting a ‘Parallel Universe’ theme. The festival has grown in stature from its site at Tubby’s Farm and has once again packed its line-up with acts from these shores and beyond….

March 30, 2017

Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Every year we think it would be lovely to put together a list of our thoughts on the best tracks released by musicians and bands from Northern Ireland. While it is indeed lots of fun rediscovering old favourites and enjoying…

December 26, 2016