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Open House Festival Bangor is a vibrant music and arts festival that runs throughout the month of August in the picturesque seaside town of Bangor, County Down.

The festival aims to regenerate Bangor through arts and culture, and it has firmly established the town as one of Northern Ireland’s go-to destinations – especially during August. Just a 24-minute train journey from Belfast, the festival is celebrating its 6th year in Bangor this summer with more than 140 free and ticketed events in 39 local venues and locations.

The eclectic programme incorporates music, film, theatre, food & drink, books, local history, talks & tours, comedy, visual art and crafting – in venues such as boats, band stands, pubs, parks, cafes, clubs, gardens and even an island.

This year’s visiting acts and artists include: the ever-popular Waterboys; American/Icelandic singer-songwriter John Grant; Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of leading suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst; author and war reporter Martin Bell; Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan; and punk legends Public Image Ltd (PiL), who will be playing their first ever Northern Irish gig.

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Open House Festival

Queen's Parade
County Down
BT20 3BJ
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T: (028) 9147 1780
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