The Specials Set For Open House Festival


English 2 Tone legends The Specials will play Bangor’s Open House festival in the summer.

The Terry Hall-fronted band – who released their long-awaited eighth studio album, Encore, last month – will play the seafront as part of this year’s festival on Sunday, August 25. Tickets cost £45 and go on sale tomorrow (Friday, March 15) at 9am.

Featuring 140 events, spanning music, theatre, comedy, books, spoken word, film, food & drink and visual art, the full programme for Open House 2019 will be announced in May.

Previously announced, the Specials will also play three dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre across April 11-13.

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