Listen up songwriters and music lovers! Portstewart Songwriters Festival is almost here!
The event, which is funded by Coleraine Borough Council and the Department for Social Development, is due to hit the North Coast on Friday 28th to Sunday 30th March.
Featuring live music in the coffee shops and bars along Portstewart Promenade, there will be over 20 FREE gigs featured for everyone to enjoy!
The line-up for the first ever Portstewart Songwriters Festival is looking rather impressive. Bronagh Gallagher, SOAK and Paul Casey are set to headline the Festival with a ‘Saturday night showcase’ event at Portstewart Town Hall. This will be hosted by BBC Radio Ulster presenter Ralph McLean; while Gareth Dunlop, Anthony Toner and Amanda St John will perform an intimate ‘in the round’ Session on the Sunday evening.
Other artists music enthusiasts will be able to catch over the weekend include: Portstewart native Briana Corrigan (formerly of The Beautiful South); Silhouette; Rory Nellis; Tony Villiers; Mandy Bingham; Robb Murphy and many more. The programme will also incorporate a variety of song writing workshops, run by recognized singer-song writers and industry professionals, as well as illustrated talks by BBC’s Ralph McLean and Stuart Bailie.
Tickets for the showcase events, workshops and talks, are now available from the Coleraine Visitor Centre by telephoning 028 7034 4723, as well as Flowerfield Arts Centre telephone 028 7083 1400. All gigs in the coffee shops and bars are FREE!
To find out more and for the full gig listing visit www.northcoastni.com/music, find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PortstewartSongwritersFestival or follow on Twitter @PortSongFest. www.colerainebc.gov.uk
Portstewart Songwriters Festival Programme 2014