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What's on in Northern Ireland, June 18-24 - from The Script to The Beach Boys

The Script will perform at Belsonic this week.
The Script will perform at Belsonic this week.

With Belsonic now in full swing there's plenty of gigs to enjoy this week, as well as a host of summer celebrations.

1. The Beach Boys

  • Waterfront, Belfast, June 18
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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten.

The iconic group will take to the stage at the Waterfront in the city to perform their huge back catalogue of hits including Good Vibrations, California Girls, and God Only Knows.

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2. The Kite Runner

  • Grand Opera House, Belfast, June 18-23

Direct from London’s West End, The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, following one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart.

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3. Summer Solstice at Beaghmore Stone Circles

  • Co. Tyrone, June 21
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Come along and welcome the first day of summer as the sun reaches the most northern point in the sky.

Enjoy the Summer Solstice at Beaghmore Stone Circles and learn about their fascinating history and significance.

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4. Timmy Trumpet at Belsonic

  • Ormeau Park, June 21
Pictured: Timmy Trumpet

Timmy Trumpet previously performed a sold out gig at Belfast's Custom House Square in August 2017.

Support acts announced include W&W, Marlo and Lucas & Steve.

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5. Mourne International Walking Festival 2018

  • Co. Down, June 22-24
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The Mourne International Walking Festival celebrates two decades of discovery over this award-winning three-day event.

This year’s event features a range of routes carefully planned to impress at both low and higher levels.

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6. Carl Cox at Belsonic

  • Ormeau Park, June 23
Carl Cox

Carl Cox will be supported by Joseph Capriati, Peggy Gou, Ejeca, and Schmutz.

The gig announcement follows his sold out headline show at Belfast's Custom House Square in August 2017.

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7. Hard as Oak

  • Derry~Londonderry, June 23
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This 10km obstacle course challenge features over 50 man-made and natural tests for those willing souls ready to give it their all.

Located in the picturesque Faughan Valley and incorporating all its finest features this really is a challenge like no other including swamps, rope climbs and much more.

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8. Comber Earlies Food Festival

  • Co. Down, June 23
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Join the celebrations and have a relaxing hay bale picnic while listening to a brass band.

With amazing potato-based traditional dishes to try, children’s activities and street theatre to enjoy this is going to be a great family day out.

This year’s food demonstrations will be hosted by star chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, holder of multiple Michelin stars.

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9. Specialist Plant Fair at Mount Stewart

  • Newtownards, June 23-24 
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Come and see the many visiting nurseries at Mount Stewart where you can ask advice and buy some plants to add magic to your own garden.

View the garden diaries of Edith, Lady Londonderry and enjoy special tours of Mount Stewart’s fabulous formal gardens and pleasure grounds.

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10. Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival

  • Co. Antrim, June 23-24
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The Irish Game Fair is a comprehensive, family-focused celebration of country life in Ireland, bringing together country sports with traditional crafts, fabulous food and drink, living history and entertainment.

For more information, visit

11. The Script at Belsonic

  • Ormeau Park, June 24
The Script performs at the SSE Arena in Belfast on February 6th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

The Irish trio will be supported by Irish singer Gavin James, with further acts to be announced.

The gig announcement follows The Script's sold out arena tour in 2017 and the release of their latest album Freedom Child.

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