Northern Ireland has never been as well served for cultural festivals as at present.
Next week it is the Belfast Music Festival, where some of the stars of tomorrow will be strutting their stuff and cutting their festival teeth. MTV will also be bringing the event to a global audience.
This is an important showcase for local talent and deserves support. With all the gloom and doom about at present, we all need cheering up. So, whatever your favourite musical genre, there may well be something in the programme for you.
Go along and see.