Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Line-up Announced


Set to take place from May 1 to May 11, the programme for this year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has been announced.

As with every other installment of the annual Belfast festival, variety and eclecticism is at the heart of this year’s line-up. From Wilko Johnson and the Mercy Lounge, De La Soul, Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow, The Handsome Family, Simon Amstell, Shonen Knife and everything in between, there is a hugely impressive roster running the gamut from music and comedy to spoken word, theatre, visual art and more.

We’re also getting involved in this year’s programme, hosting a special night Hüsker Dü tribute night at Belfast’s Voodoo on Monday, May 5. As well as featuring sets from Dü enthusiasts The Groundlings, Abandcalledboy and headliners Empty Lungs, we will also be doing an exclusive screening of Everything Everything: The Life, Times and Music of Grant Hart. Go here for ticket info.

Hit up the official Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival website to check out the full listings for this year’s festival.

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