Watch: Belfast’s first drive-in music and humanities pageant Lough Down takes place this weekend

Watch: Belfast's first drive-in music and arts festival Lough Down takes place this weekend

Belfast’s first drive-in music and humanities pageant is about to happen this weekend, September 26 and 27, by the Titanic Quarter.

The ‘Lough Down’ pageant will characteristic a few of Belfast’s most proficient artists, together with Ciaran Lavery, Joshua Burnside, Ronnie Greer And The Virtually Large Band, and extra.

The occasion might be headlined by iconic Northern Eire rock band And So I Watch You From Afar.

The occasion marks one of many first alternatives that many inside the stay occasions business have needed to work in over six months.

Whereas lockdown and social distancing makes typical gigs unattainable, the Lough Down Competition is a inventive various and much-needed alternative for tradition followers to safely interact with the humanities. 

The pageant additionally showcases Northern Eire expertise offering a lift to native arts organisations, suppliers and people scrambling to exchange misplaced revenue. 

Niall Kennedy, Jonathan Adger and Rory Friers of And So I Watch You From Afar

Audiences will participate within the interactive occasion from the consolation and security of their automobiles, parked in entrance of a efficiency set, with stay motion transmitted instantly from the stage to LED screens and thru a devoted FM radio channel to their automobile radio.

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Talking on the launch Competition Organiser, Sarah-Jane Montgomery from MayWe mentioned: 

“MayWe are so excited to offer followers of stay arts and tradition one thing new to take pleasure in.

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Lockdown has proven simply how essential the humanities are to our psychological well being and wellbeing for younger and outdated. In addition to catering for adults throughout the pageant we may even characteristic a ‘MayWee Ones’ mini-morning collection of occasions with family-oriented content material and earlier begin occasions.

“The Lough Down Drive-in Arts Competition is an excellent alternative for all of us as a neighborhood to rejoice the most effective of residence grown expertise and assist our native artists and artistic and technical groups”.

Tickets are nonetheless out there for the Lough Down Fesitval.

Dwell present tickets vary from £15-£20 plus reserving price, per automobile.  Check Drive Tickets priced at £10, per automobile can be found for neighborhood teams. For additional data on these please e mail

Tickets on sale through www.loughdown.eventbrite.c For neighborhood tickets and sponsorship alternatives please e mail in film

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