Belfast Telegraph

Glenarm gives it's Commitment to hosting Dalriada's biggest ever festival

From Andrew Strong to the Highland Games V Strong Man Competition and an eclectic mix of entertainment for all the family in between, the Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle promises to host its strongest, biggest and best festival line-up to date on 16 and 17 July 2016.

Yesterday, soul sensation Andrew Strong flew in to launch Dalriada Festival, Ireland’s Biggest Cultural and Heritage Event, in the opulent surroundings of Glenarm Castle. 

The star of the epic movie The Commitments says he’s looking forward to his only Northern Irish festival date on Saturday 16th July with his Soul Orchestra, which guarantees to be a sell-out concert.

He said: "This is the 25th anniversary of The Commitments and I’m really looking forward to celebrating this milestone by performing all the movie hits and more at Dalriada Festival.  The setting at Glenarm Castle in the heart of the Glens of Antrim is second to none, and with fabulous acoustics my concert promises to be rockin!”

The launch also unveiled the exciting programme of events to take place at the historic Glenarm Castle on 16th & 17th July to include the world famous Highland Games and Strongman, The County Antrim Pipe Band Championships, numerous music, comedy and dance stages, fine foods, and for the little ones, the hugely popular and Official PAW PATROL from Nickelodeon – their first appearance ever in Northern Ireland. 

The community of Glenarm will take up the baton from 18th – 23rd July and will host an action-packed programme of sporting events and other entertainment including a duathlon, triathlon, super-endurocross, rowing regatta and mountain bike enduro race. The festival will culminate with a street fair, carnival and fireworks finale on 23rd  July.

Day passes for 16th and 17th July are now on sale via and with an incredible but limited 33% DISCOUNT if purchased before 22nd March. Children Under 12 also go FREE. Saturday evening concert tickets for Andrew Strong and camping packages are also on sale via the website. Saturday night concert tickets can also be purchased at priced at £28.50.

For festival tickets and transport packages direct from Belfast contact or phone 028 90310101.

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