Category : Festivals

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

Overoth and By Any Means at Bloodstock Open Air Festival – August 7th – 9th, 2015

Overoth and By Any Means, Bloodstock Open Air Festival, August 7th – 9th, 2015 Bloodstock Open Air festival, located in the usually peaceful area of South Derbyshire, is a festival that attracts metalheads from all over the UK and further…

August 24, 2015

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2015

I have no doubt that the organisers of Stendhal were feeling the weight of expectation on their shoulders given that they were named as the Best Small Festival in Ireland two years running. Rather than dwell on this thought they…

August 12, 2015

Sunflowerfest 2015

► Day one – Friday What day one of Sunflower festival lacked in sun, it made up in flowers. Upon arriving the whole farm was decorated beautifully and swarming with floral crowns atop excited campers. The christening band, Palm Tree…

August 11, 2015

Festival Preview: Monsters of Rot V 2015

Monsters of Rot V Festival Letterbreen – 1st August 2015 Consisting of old and new members of the MOR crew, Henchman Promotions has dredged the Monsters of Rot festival from the Fermanagh bog to return for its 5th instalment in…

July 21, 2015

Festival Preview: Sunflowerfest

Sunflowerfest 2015 Hillsborough – 31st July – 2nd August 2015 Over the past couple of years Sunflowerfest has definitely cemented its place as one of the biggest and best local festivals in Northern Ireland. Over 3 days in the middle…

July 19, 2015

Festival preview: Stendhal Festival of Art

Stendhal Festival of Art Limavady – 7-8th August 2015 Located outside Limavady, Stendhal aims to host art in various forms. Music, spoken word, comedy and art are all catered for over the course of the two day festival. Stendhal has…

July 16, 2015

NI Music Weekly: Top 10 NI Music Festival Performances 2014

NI Music Weekly: Top 10 NI Music Festival Performances 2014 by Chordblossom on Mixcloud It’s CB big show of the summer! After two months and five festivals it’s time for Peter to wrap up his Top 10 festival performances from…

September 10, 2014

Sunflowerfest 2014

Building on the success of four previous colour filled incarnations, Hillsborough’s Sunflowerfest returned for another outing with an eclectic bill hoping to please a wide ranging punter base. Good news to start any outdoor festival was the Friday evening stayed…

August 31, 2014

Belsonic: Queens Of the Stone Age – 20th August 2014

  A 60 second countdown appeared on the LED lights on stage.  At 20 seconds the band appeared. At zero the drums began. Queens Of The Stone Age kicked off the set with ‘You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar,…

August 25, 2014

Belsonic: Chic feat Nile Rodgers – 19th August 2014

  When discussing the wider Belsonic billing for this year with other music lovers, the general consensus seems to be that it’s a little ‘hit or miss’, and maybe this is shown in the lack of sell-out nights (only Biffy…

August 21, 2014

Stendhal Festival Of Art 2014

  As Friday evening and the start of Stendhal 2014 drew closer most people’s thoughts were directed towards the weather. Thankfully with the rain largely kept at bay thoughts could turn to a weekend of music and entertainment. One of…

August 15, 2014