Festival Focus 2024: 2nd edition

Festival Focus 2024: 2nd edition

Keep up to date with our Festival Focus. We are a country of festivals covering the arts, music, theatre, literature and so much more. Check in with us on @morebelfast instagram for updates.

Belfast XR festival 

28-29 February

  • Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating worldclass immersive technology content that takes the art of storytelling to a new level.
  • Belfast XR Festival 2024 has three key experiences - the heart-wrenching VR voyage of survival Stay Alive My Son, the profound audio exploration of eternal life Eternal and a magical VR journey through the work of Catalan architect and designer Antoni Gaudí in Gaudí, The Atelier of the Divine.
  • For more information follow Belfast XR Festival on social media or go to belfastxrfestival.com

Belfast’s RENDR festival

29 Feb - 1 March

  • With awards season in full flow, RENDR festival will roll out the red carpet at Portview Trade Centre in East Belfast later this week for an all-star line-up of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy-winners who will unite for the city’s second annual creativity and technology showcase.
  • For the full list of speakers and to book tickets, visit RENDRfestival.com

Young Aspects

1-3 March

  • Aspects Festival has unveiled its exciting Young Aspects programme, offering a range of creative children’s events suitable for all ages
  • Taking place from 1 – 3 March, at various locations around Bangor, the diverse programme of reading, writing and art events promises to inspire young imaginations.
  • To view the full programme and to book tickets, visit: https://aspectsfestival.com/whats-on

Feel Good Festival

1 – 10 March

  • Get ready to celebrate the start of Spring with the first Feel Good Festival at the historic Portico of Ards in Portaferry, 1 – 10 March.
  • From candlelit concerts, laser lit dance gigs and relaxing activities, everyone is invited to take in the beautiful surroundings with a range of events that will simply make you feel good in 2024.
  • For further information and to book festival tickets visit http://www.porticoards.com.

Walled City Music Festival

14-17 March

  • For 2024, the Walled City Music Festival is all about embracing well known and beloved classics, eclecticism, and of course some feel-good-family-fun.
  • What better way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Weekend than with an incredible line-up of concerts
  • Tickets are available on TicketSource

Imagine! Belfast Festival

18-24 March

  • 2024 marks the 10 year anniversary for the festival which has encouraged discussion and debate on contentious issues through its unique and diverse programme over the past decade
  • This year’s festival will run from 18th-24th March in 44 venues across Belfast and will explore the theme, ‘Top EnterBRAINment’ encouraging people to ‘bring your thinking caps’. The festival will feature an eclectic mix of film, humour, talks, music, poetry, theatre, exhibitions, tours, discussions and workshops.
  • Click here for more information 

Incubate Theatre Festival

20-22 March 

  • Across three days in March, Tinderbox will present this new celebration of theatre making in Belfast.
  • Audiences will experience nine new pieces of theatre in motion, created and produced by Tinderbox Incubate Artists.
  • The artists presenting work include Colm McCready and Fergus Wachala-Kelly (Scardey Fat, winner of CQAF Bursary Awards and Infantes Terrible Award 2023), Aoibh Johnson (Daughters of Roisin), Ashton, Jane McKeever, Richard McFerran, Carley Magee (longlist for Women’s Playwrighting Prize 2023), Mary O’Loan, Matthew Sharpe, and Louise Parker.
  • More information at www.tinderbox.org.uk

Deaf Arts Festival NI

29-31 March

  • The MAC are delighted to be hosting this weekend long festival from 29 – 31 March, This year it is a jam-packed 20-event festival
  • Cre8 Theatre is the producing arts organisation behind the Deaf Arts Festival NI, working hard to grow networks within the d/Deaf community, discovering partners and building relationships.
  • More info can be found here: https://themaclive.com/your-visit/deaf-arts-festival

    10 years of AVA Festival 

    31 May - 1 June 2024

    • Born in a Belfast warehouse ten years ago, as a way to celebrate and amplify electronic music & visual arts, AVA (Audio Visual Arts) has become a centre point for the culture globally.
    • To mark a big 10 years young, AVA will deliver an unparalleled edition in their iconic Titanic Slipways home, featuring an all-star bill that includes BICEP, FLOWDAN, NIA ARCHIVES, HELENA HAUFF, KERRI CHANDLER, HORSEGIIRL, SAMMY VIRJI, BARRY CAN’T SWIM, MCR-T, NICK LEÓN, BITTER BABE, + MORE.
    • Tickets for AVA’s mighty 10th birthday are on sale NOW. Current weekend tickets prices start from £106, Deposit & Group Tickets are also available all from http://www.avafestival.com



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