The 17th outing of the Hillsborough Oyster Festival is this weekend and there will be a brand new live music event, Live@Café-A-Go-Go, tonight and tomorrow in the marquee on Lisburn Street.
There will be three separate shows taking place over the next two days, kicking off tonight with Belfast rockers Rainbow Corner and the debut appearance of Tigernauts, featuring members of Lisburn band Hoax.
Welsh singer Cosmo and headliners More Than Jim, a Scottish ska/rock sextet complete with full brass section, are playing both evening shows while tomorrow afternoon's line-up should appeal to those with a particular penchant for alternative rock as Lisburn bands Mojo Fury, Deadlight and PalMal join Belfast five-piece indie folk-rock outfit Kagura.
Saturday evening's finale features The Dead Presidents, who play rock music with a funk/soul twist, alt country-tinged act Ten Gallon Hat & The Big Salute and Hillsborough's own Press The Flesh, whose very first gig opens proceedings with a set comprising classic rock covers. Admission is £6 (£5 Saturday afternoon), proceeds to the World Challenge charity.