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8 things happening in Northern Ireland, June 26-July 1 - from Celtronic Festival to Eric Prydz

As Northern Ireland enjoys the heat wave, Belsonic finishes up with Eric Prydz and Celtronic kicks off in Londonderry. Take a look through our top picks of what's happening this week.

1. Bohemian Bap City

  • Grand Opera House, Belfast, June 26
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Queen’s legendary singer Freddie Mercury

What if Freddie Mercury was born in Belfast? Could you imagine it? Well it’s time to let your imagination run wild as Freddie finds himself in an Alice in Wonderland scenario stuck amidst the madness of Bohemian Bap City.

Featuring the music of Queen performed by special guests Flash Harry and narrated by NVTV’s Robin Elliot, Bohemian Bap City is a hilarious story told by a talented cast of Wanna-Be’s.

For more information, visit www.goh.co.uk.

2. Celtronic Festival

  • Derry~Londonderry, 27 June- July 1
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Ireland’s leading electronic music festival brings five days and nights of music events, film screenings, workshops, seminars, recording projects and much more at venues across the city of Derry.

For a full listing of events, visit www.celtronicfestival.com.

3. Maggie Yer Ma

  • Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, June 27
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Caroline Curran as Maggie Muff.

Loveable rogue Maggie Muff is back to the Riverside Theatre with a bang in this highly anticipated sequel to Leesa Harker’s smash hit trilogy.

With Billy in jail for the biggest cigarette heist in history and Maggie’s Ma dropping a bombshell that will curl your toes, Maggie finds herself a single mum. Life sure has changed for Maggie, but can she get back to her old self?

For more information, visit www.ulster.ac.uk/riverside.

4. Portaferry Sails and Sounds

  • Portaferry, June 28 – July 1
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Boats from all over the UK and Ireland will converge on the loughshore town of Portaferry for a weekend of traditional Irish and Scottish music and dance.

The event features workshops, children's entertainment, land-based activities and music throughout the town.

For more information, visit www.portaferrysailsandsounds.co.uk.

5. Home National Deaf Bowls Championships

  • Bangor, June 29 – July 1
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After the successful British Championships, a request was made that the Home National Championships be held in Bangor.

This four-day event attracts bowlers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

6. Eric Prydz presents Holo at Belsonic

  • Ormeau Park, Belfast, June 30
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Eric Prydz (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The Swedish DJ will perform his new Holo show, with special guests for the gig including Dusky, Camelphat, and Cristoph.

Holo follows several years of development work behind the scenes, using holographic technology to create and design a tourable holographic Eric Prydz live experience.

For more information, visit www.belsonic.com.

7. Pirates Off Portrush & Heritage Fair

  • June 30 – July 1
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Portrush Heritage Group will stage the sixth adventure of the notorious Pirates Off Portrush.

This two-day fair includes the dramatic play, a treasure hunt, fancy dress competitions, storytelling and a parade plus much more.

For more information, visit www.portrushheritagegroup.com.

8. Ballykelly Bank Walk

  • Derry~Londonderry, July 1
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Join Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust for a Sunday stroll along Ballykelly Bank.

This is an inspiring off-road level walk, for most of its length alongside a freshwater pond.

Walk commences at 2.30pm and finishes at 4.30pm.

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