Macosquin gears up for another ‘Big Marquee Weekend’

Mallorca Lee
Mallorca Lee

The village of Macosquin will play host to music lovers from across Northern Ireland and beyond over the May bank holiday at Big Marquee Weekend II.

And this year’s line up includes big name dance, Britpop, indie and Irish country stars.

Lee Matthews

Lee Matthews

Scotland’s number one DJ Mallorca Lee will open the much-anticipated three-day event on Friday 29 April – staged once again in a purpose built marquee in the grounds of Mary Pat’s Bar - with a spectacular dance night, also featuring sets from Craig Dalzell, Tizer and Booshanty.

Macosquin will then be transformed into Madchester for the day as Glasgow-based Stone Roses tribute band Resurrection and Belfast’s Oasis copycats Roll With It – who return after stealing the show at the inaugural Big Marquee Weekend - top Saturday’s bill with support from Coleraine’s ever-popular Cellar Door.

And on Sunday 1 May, singer-songwriter sensation Lee Matthews and his big band will bring the curtain down on a memorable festival of music when they headline a stirring line-up of local country talent which includes rising star Ben Currie and also JD Country, who won rave reviews last year.

Drew Hutchinson - who is organising the event in partnership with Robert Todd, Elizabeth Todd and Hughie Hamiliton – said Big Marquee Weekend II was set to be even bigger and better than in 2015.

Ben Curry

Ben Curry

“We knew it would be a challenge to put together a three-day line-up as good as last year’s, but we’ve topped it,” said Drew, aka DJ Steady, who will also take to the decks between live performances to keep the crowd entertained.

Tickets for Big Marquee Weekend II go on sale on Friday 18 March from Mary Pat’s Bar, Card Land in Coleraine, Lou’s Boutique in Ballymoney, Jingles of Portrush or by calling Tel: 028 7034 4659.

Day tickets are priced at £10 for Friday, and £15 for Saturday and Sunday. A two-day pass is also available priced at £25.

*WATCH THIS SPACE: We’ll have a ticket give away in the coming weeks!