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What's on: 8 things to do in Northern Ireland this week, including Belsonic

It's a busy week for music lovers as Belsonic kicks off, plus a number of local festivals begin to make sure there is plenty to do across Northern Ireland.

What's on across Northern Ireland this week?

1. Arcade Fire at Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast - Tuesday, June 13

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Edwin 'Win' Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire, who will be opening Belsonic 2017 on Tuesday, June 13.

Belsonic 2017 kicks off at a new venue in spectacular fashion with Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire, plus support from The Kooks. Other headline acts through June include Cream Classical Live, Martin Garrix and Jess Glyne.

Tickets: £49

2. The Stone Roses at SSE Arena, Belfast - Tuesday, June 13

The Stone Roses.

After reforming in 2012, the Manchester band will take to the stage in Belfast this week.

This summer saw them play to over 240,000 people across four sold out nights at Manchester Etihad stadium, as well as a sold out show at New York's Madison Square Garden and now they're returning with a small UK Arena Tour playing only three shows, one of them happening in Belfast.

Time: 8.30pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)

3. Salmon & Whiskey Festival, Bushmills, Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18

Salmon & Whiskey Festival, Bushmills.

The Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival is a two day event showcasing music, food, the arts and delivering a unique experience for everyone.

Taste whiskey and learn about how it is made, alongside cookery demonstrations and restaurants promoting locally sourced salmon and Bushmills as key ingredients.

And as well as celebrating local salmon and whiskey the festival showcases other local produce including chocolates, cheeses, ice cream, preserves, jams, and crafts.

4. The 1975 at Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast - Friday, June 16

The 1975 are to play Belsonic this month.

The Brit award-winning band will be headlining Friday's Belsonic gig with support from Picture This and Pale Waves.

Tickets: £33

5. Omagh's Mid Summer Festival -  June14-21

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Omagh's Mid Summer Festival.

An Creagán are celebrating their 20th anniversary and the annual mid-summer festival makes another return, jam-packed with a host of events from traditional music, bus tours and Game of Thrones activities and much more.

Highlights include a performance from Omagh born folk singer Sean Donnelly, an archaeological and folklore bus tour of The Sperrins, and a costume design workshop by Game of Thrones costumier Grainne McKee.

6. Comber Earlies Festival, Comber, Saturday, June 17

Comber Earlies Festival.

See what the fuss is about and taste some Comber Earlies for yourself, sample a range of delicious local produce from gourmet burgers to artisan fudge, or find inspiration at the cookery demonstrations taking place throughout the day in the festival kitchen.

Price: Free

Time: 10am - 4pm

7. Father's Day at Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady - Sunday, June 18

Father's Day at Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady.

Dads go free on this fun day out for all the family at Carrowmena Activity Centre.

Choose from a range of activities including zip lining, a climbing wall, and archery for dads who fancy themselves a bit of a Robin Hood.

Info: Prior booking required

8. Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival - Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival.

The Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival returns once again with a weekend of maritime-themed family fun and food.

Visitors will get the chance to climb aboard some magnificent visiting ships including, the Earl of Pembroke, Kaskelot, and the Phoenix.

The Russian vessel Shtandart will also be docked throughout the festival and the Royal Navy and Irish Naval service will also stop in Belfast for the festival.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids of all ages including maritime themed arts and crafts, storytelling, dancing and face painting.


Friday: 2pm – 7pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Venue: Queens Quay, the Arc and Titanic Quarter

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