One of the first Northern Irish festivals of the calendar year Out to Lunch returns again from 6 – 29th January with a packed programme of music, comedy and more.
Returning for its twelfth year, there looks to be plenty on offer for music fans. Dublin’s James Vincent McMorrow headlines the Ulster Hall, while other big names include folk legends Fairpoint Convention and multiple Grammy-winning Mary Chapin Carpenter who will take over St Anne’s Cathedral.
A few other highlights include brother and sister pair Jarlath & Alana Henderson, the combined forces of Duke Special & Ulaid, a DJ set from snooker legend Steve Davis alongside Kavus Torab, and a special sounding show where Tom Robinson presents Raphael Doyle. Finally, Out to Lunch closes with Billy Brag & Joe Henry in the Ulster Hall.
Festival Director Sean Kelly said:
‘It’s been a surprise and pleasure to watch Out to Lunch grow from a small scale, once-off event in 2006 to a major Winter arts festival for the city featuring artists the calibre of Billy Bragg in the Ulster Hall and Mary Chapin Carpenter in St Anne’s Cathedral.
At its heart however, the festival’s offer remains unchanged – a quality, diverse and affordable range of arts events in intimate settings that shows the city at its forward-looking best. We hope the people of Belfast, and visitors to the city, will join us getting 2017 off to a creative start and will ‘fill their boots’ with lots of great comedy, theatre and music.”
For more information and a full programme, visit the Out to Lunch website below.