EastSide Arts Festival 

3 - 13 August 2017 

EastSide Arts Festival is an annual summer festival that showcases the brilliant creative talent that lies within east Belfast, as it serves up a sizzling feast of events. 

Locations across the EastSide and beyond feature music, comedy, movies, theatre, talks, workshops, exhibitions, poetry, events for the young and old, community events and heritage tours.  Each year sees the festival growing in ambition and reach, with more venues getting involved, a wider mix of events on offer and greater celebration of the thriving arts scene in east Belfast.  Our 2016 festival ran from 10-21 August and featured more than 100 events in 40 events over 12 days, including headline performances by Anúna and Nick Lowe.

Watch this space for information about the 2017 events as we release them.

C.S. Lewis Festival

18 - 22 November 2017                                                                                                                                                   

Born and bred in east Belfast, C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim.

The C.S. Lewis Festival celebrates the legacy of Lewis through themes of storytelling, imagination and spirituality with events including talks, lectures and tours, exhibitions, workshops, theatre, poetry and spoken word events and film screenings.  This year expect to see some firm favourites, new ideas and some quirky events, across 5 days of the festival.

The programme will be announced in October so watch this space!                           

Woodstock Rhythm & Blues Festival

16 - 20 August 2017 


This August sees the 10th anniversary of the brilliant Woodstock R'n'B Festival, featuring a line-up of some of the finest blues talent on offer from across the UK as well as celebrating the many exceptional blues musicians that live and work in Northern Ireland.  

Full programme details to be released by June 2017.