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What's on: 10 things to do in Northern Ireland this week

It's a busy week across Northern Ireland with the NI Open, the UEFA U19 Women's Championship and lots of music gigs to keep everyone entertained.

1. Above And Beyond at Custom House Square, Belfast - Friday, August 11

Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness of electronic music act, Above & beyond. Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

The trance trio will kick off a huge line-up of gigs at Custom House Square in the city over the coming weeks, with support from DJ Oliver Smith and Dutch duo 16 Bit Lolitas.

Tickets: From £32.75

2. Stendhal Festival in Limavady - Friday, August 11 - Saturday, August 12

Downpatrick stars Ash will headline this year's Stendhal Festival

The Stendhal Festival at Ballymully Cottage Farm in Limavady is going from strength to strength each year and the 2017 Festival is set to be the biggest yet.

Co Down rockers Ash will headline this year's event, with performances from Mercury prize-nominated band The Magic Numbers, Irish country star Lisa McHugh, Jealous of the Birds, Ciaran Lavery, Anthony Toner, and Portaferry star Ryan McMullan, who has recently been opening for Ed Sheeran on his European tour dates.

Price: From £30

3. NI Open at Galgorm Castle, Ballymena - August 10-13

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NI Open at Galgorm Castle, Ballymena

Northern Ireland’s annual national professional tournament returns to Galgorm Castle, Ballymena from Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 August 2017.

Now in its fifth year, the huge event offers a whole host of family friendly events as well as the main golf competition.

For more information visit

4. Walking On Cars at Custom House Square, Belfast - Saturday, August 12

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Walking on Cars

Irish five-piece Walking On Cars take to the stage at Custom House Square in the city as the series of gigs continue.

Price: From £30.25

5. UEFA Women's U19 Championship - August 8-20

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UEFA Women's U19 Championship

Eight national teams, including Northern Ireland as hosts, will participate in the prestigious 16-day tournament.

Showcasing Northern Ireland at its best, including our football, our facilities, our culture, our history, our fans and our unconditional love of the game.

For more information visit

6. UB40 at Fall Park, Belfast - Friday, August 11

Ali Campbell of UB40 on stage

UB40 founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey return to west Belfast as part of the 2017 Feile an Phobail celebrations.

Price: £22.50

7. The Holy Holy Bus at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast - August 10-20

There is a bus that leaves a west Belfast parish once a year to see the holy sites of Ireland... the locals refer to it as, The Holy Holy Bus.

Follow four of the female faithful on a journey of personal pilgrimage which by the time they have returned home, will have changed all of their lives forever.


Tuesday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Saturday & Sunday matinée: 2.30pm

Price: £15 - £24.50

8. The Wolfe Tones at Falls Park, Belfast - Sunday, August 13

The Wolfe Tones

The trio make a return to the Feile an Phobail stage to close this year's Festival celebrations, with support from The Rebel Hearts and Rising of the Moon.

Price: £11.50

9. Heart of the Glens Festival at Cushendall, Co Antrim - August 7-13

One of the most successful community festivals in Northern Ireland, the Heart of the Glens Festival delivers a variety of events is as offering something for all the family.

The festival will open with fireworks and throughout the week there will the Lurig Run, vintage family fun day, dance workshops etc.

For more information visit the Heart of the Glens Festival Facebook page.

10. 7 Hills Blues Festival in Armagh - August 10-13

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7 Hills Blues Festival in Armagh

A vibrant music festival, which celebrates the diversity of blues music. 

The festival was created in 2010 from the passion and inspiration of local musician Simon Smith. It is focused around a four-day gig trail through the bars, restaurants and cafes in Armagh City Centre.

For more information visit

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