The Atlantic Sessions returns this weekend with a huge selection of live music across a range of venues around the North Coast. It is a welcome return to in person events after covid and the pandemic put paid to their previous plans.
Programmed by our good friends at Snow Water, the Atlantic Sessions 2022 will run from Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November 2022, in Portrush and Portstewart. The majority of shows in the programme are free to attend and include some of our finest talents. There are also several headline events which are ticketed events and include the likes of Ports, Suzanne Savage & Ciaran Lavery, and the always popular in the round event hosted by Ralph McLean.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace, commented: “We held our last ‘in-person’ Atlantic Sessions in 2019 which was our most successful to date. During Covid, our focus moved online and the virtual event was promoted internationally as part of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Fill Your Heart with Ireland’ campaign. With over 5m social media followers this was a unique opportunity to showcase not only the finest talent from the music scene, but our stunning destination as well.”
“This year, like many music fans, I am delighted to see it return in its original format, helping us extend the season beyond the normal holiday periods and attracting increased footfall. We are grateful for the support of our venue proprietors, and visitors can look forward to the warmest of welcomes in Portrush and Portstewart once again. As we have seen in previous years, the fantastic variety of free music, in two of our most beautiful coastal locations, is a winning combination for everyone.”
We are very proud of Atlantic Session’s ongoing reputation as a place to celebrate emerging talent as well as established artists, and we are looking forward to another very successful weekend on the Causeway Coast.”
The full programme for the Atlantic Sessions 2022 can be found below and you can purchase tickets and find other special offers over on the Atlantic Sessions website.