Category : Festivals

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

Moira Calling – 10th September 2016

Moira Calling Saturday 10th September 2016 – Moira Demesne Moira was calling all music fans last Saturday with its first all day festival Moira Calling. A day full of local music talent, craft beer, food and fun! We arrived at…

September 15, 2016

Get Ready For Moira Calling

Now that we are in the first week of September it seems like you can finally put your feet up as you managed to successfully navigate festival season. Well perhaps we can tempt you to get your festival gear out…

September 6, 2016

Bloodstock – the Irish Invasion

Bloodstock 2016 will surely go down in history as ‘the year of the Irish invasion’ with not one, not two, but an astonishing SIX bands from the north and south making the trek over to Derbyshire for the world famous…

September 1, 2016

Preview : Rockstock

This Sunday sees the return of Rockstock. The annual, one day mini-festival takes place on the shores of Lough Neagh in Moortown, County Tyrone, and has become a real highlight of the Mid Ulster rock scene. This year it’s lineup…

August 27, 2016

Sunflowerfest 2016

Tubby’s farm was back in full swing again for this year’s Sunflowerfest, and it didn’t disappoint with exceptional acts, food and fun. We arrived at the campsite as the sun shone above us…until we unwrapped the tents and it bucketed…

August 16, 2016

Preview: Stendhal Festival of Art 2016

Stendhal Festival of Art 12th-13th August 2016 One of our favourite summer festivals returns again this weekend. Located in Limavady, the winner of Ireland’s Best Small Festival for the last three years Stendhal Festival of Art looks set to have another…

August 10, 2016

Preview: Monsters of Rot VI

Monsters of Rot VI is set to crawl ‘out of the bog’ again on Saturday in Letterbreen, Co. Fermanagh. Presented by the Halfway Inn and hosted by Henchman in association with Apex Music Co, Irish Metal Archive and Gigging NI,…

August 10, 2016

Stendhal festival picks: Brand New Friend

Limavady’s Stendhal Festival of Art rolls around for another year this Friday for two days of music, arts and family fun. Every year the festival is packed full of local artists who make up the bulk of the weekend’s entertainment. Our…

August 8, 2016

Preview: Sunflowerfest 2016

Sunflowerfest 2016 Hillsborough – 5th-7th August 2016 Sunflowerfest is back again this Friday, for another weekend packed full of arts and music and it looks set to be another big year. Northern Ireland’s only three day festival with camping, Sunflowerfest…

August 2, 2016

Blues On The Hill Festival – 23rd July 2016

Blues On The Hill Festival Saturday 23rd July 2016 – Dungannon The Hill of the O’Neill’s unique position in Mid Ulster, which saw it used by the O’Neill clan to keep watch over the province since the 13th century, made it…

July 28, 2016

Blues On The Hill

This Saturday sees the return of Dungannon’s Blues On The Hill festival. Mid-Ulster’s only blues festival is now into its third year, returning to the historic Hill Of The O’Neill site. The line-up celebrates some of the best blues-based artists in…

July 21, 2016

Festival Preview – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2016

The annual Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns for 2016 with another stellar line-up of comedy, literature, theatre and of course, music. Over the years the festival has proven to be hugely popular with line-ups encompassing big musical talents as well as local…

April 25, 2016

Festival Preview – Out to Lunch 2016

2016 marks the eleventh annual edition of the Out to Lunch Arts Festival. Centred around its home in the Black Box within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, Out to Lunch runs from 8th – 31st January featuring live music, spoken word, theatre,…

January 5, 2016