Belfast City Blues Festival returns in June

Belfast City Blues Festival returns in June

Fans are set for a magical music tour after details of the 14th annual Belfast City Blues Festival were unveiled earlier yesterday at Kelly’s Cellars.

The multi award winning festival is lined up for 23-25 June, with Guinness continuing their support as main sponsor.

Internationally acclaimed artists and the cream of local talent including Pat McManus, Dom Martin, Crow Black Chicken, The Chris Taplin Band, Tony Villiers and The Villains, Willie Byrne, Pat McManus, Sam Davidson’s Taste, Grainne Duffy and The Lee Hedley Band will take to the stage across 15 venues.

At the launch, Director Seamus O’Neill revealed over 50 gigs over the three days boasting over 40 artists.

Seamus O’Neill says,

“Belfast has become known as the city of festivals and this one is right up there with the best.  From humble beginnings, the festival has earned an international reputation, befitting a city that has produced such legendary blues talent as Van Morrison and Gary Moore.  This year’s festival launch coincided with the second anniversary of my dear friend and virtuoso blues musician Rab McCullough, whose legacy will live on, at the Rab McCullough stage at The Black Box.”  

Seamus O’Neill continues;

“Last year the festival attracted over 25,000 people, many who travelled to Belfast especially for the event and I can promise the 23-25 June will be a weekend to remember, thanks to all our sponsors and our talented artists.

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