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Video: Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlai in full bloom as he gets ready for Holywood Harmony Festival

The hotly anticipated line-up for Holywood Harmony Festival 2017 has now been revealed!

Building on the success of previous years' festivals, the North Down town will be alive with the sound of music from Friday June 2 until Sunday June 4, 2017.

Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlai was the special guest at the official launch of Holywood’s biggest three-day music party, as his band will be headlining one of the hottest gigs of the festival on Saturday, June 3.

Speaking at the launch, held at the multi-award winning Rayanne House Hotel in the heart of the town, Festival director Mari Jackson said: “There’s already a great buzz about Holywood Harmony Festival 2017. Our festival line up is getting stronger every year.  This year is going to be even bigger and better and my advice is get your tickets early as the gigs sell out very quickly!”

Liam Ó Maonlaí, who will be performing with his band at the festival on June 3, said: “I’ve never played in Holywood and look forward to the warm welcome and seeing the Northern Irish fans again, who have been a loyal supporter since we came on the scene in the 80s. We’ll hopefully attract a new army of fans too, as our gig promises to be rockin!”

The festival opens with a bang as internationally acclaimed pianist and singer Duke Special will headline the opening night of the festival, Friday 2 June at the festival marquee with his exciting new collaboration with trad supergroup Ulaid.

Belfast based The Emerald Armada will warm up fans with their electric, energetic live performance.

Local singer/songwriter Ciaran McEhinney and band Nat Youle will play support to The Hot House Flowers on Saturday June 3.

The finale evening, on Sunday June 4, welcomes more locally produced talent from Gareth Dunlop, who not only was named Young Songwriter of the Year at the Belfast Nashville Songwriter’s Festival, but his songs have been featured in numerous hit television series including Cougar Town, One Tree Hill and Army Wives.

American Jazz aficionado Dana Masters will debut her first album and will be supported by Sam Wickens.

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