Belfast Telegraph

Friday 30 January 2015

Shows sell out as 30,000 tickets are snapped up for Belfast Festival

Over 30,000 tickets have been sold for this year’s Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, with many shows already sold out.

Among the performances and events already proving popular with ticket-buyers are the spectacular outdoor version of Macbeth, Who is That Bloodied Man?, which has sold out several performances of its 10 night run.

Other acts which have filled their seats ahead of the festival opening tonight are Noam Chomsky, Michael Mansfield, Colm Tóibín, Tim Minchin, Josh Ritter, Ian Rankin and the Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley words and music celebration.

Festival organisers say there are a handful of tickets left for the Black Dyke Band and Ludovico Einaudi, as well as the fabulous line-up in A Feast of Trad.

“There has been a great response to the programme and I truly believe this is the most exciting festival line-up for years,” said Festival Director Graeme Farrow.

“The best thing about the Festival, though, is that it always holds the prospect of discovery. The real gems are often hidden. Since the programme was released, we’ve also added a pumping concert by Cornershop.”

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s runs until October 31. Tickets can be booked at www.belfastfestival.com or by calling the box office on 028 9097 1197.

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