The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns from the 02 – 12 May with over 100 live events across Belfast’s City Centre and beyond! Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival will animate the city centre with an 11 day celebration of live music, comedy, theatre, spoken word, literature, eclectic performance and street art.

The 24th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns from the 02 – 12 May with over 100 live events across Belfast’s city centre and beyond!

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The Worst Cafe in the World
The Worst Cafe in the World
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The Worst Cafe in the World

04 - 06 May 2024

Book a table at Big Telly’s Worst Café in The World - not a meal in sight, but…

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Lau (Unplugged)
Lau (Unplugged)
Festivals

Lau (Unplugged)

Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:00pm

Lau present their Unplugged show, a concert of two halves in which they return to their instruments’ natural…

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May Day Fiesta
May Day Fiesta
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

May Day Fiesta

Sat, 04 May 2024, 10:00am

On Saturday, May 4th the space behind the ICTU & the John Hewitt pub will be transformed into…

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Bang Bike – Let’s Ride!
Bang Bike – Let’s Ride!
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Bang Bike – Let’s Ride!

05 - 06 May 2024

The Bang Bike is literally a festival on a bike powered by Dimebag DJs. It is hitting the…

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Sinéad Gleeson in Conversation
Sinéad Gleeson in Conversation
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Sinéad Gleeson in Conversation

0.68 KM
Fri, 03 May 2024, 7:00pm

Sinéad Gleeson, beloved, Irish no. 1 bestselling author joins us in conversation about her haunting debut novel.

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Conchúr White
Conchúr White
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Conchúr White

Sun, 05 May 2024, 8:00pm

A singer-songwriter from County Armagh, Conchúr White navigates the dreamlike and the grounded with blissful fluency on his…

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Snapped Ankles
Snapped Ankles
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Snapped Ankles

Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:00pm

Snapped Ankles return to the forest, but it’s not as they left it. Trees planted in neat rows.…

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John Was Trying to Contact Aliens – Screening and DJ set
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens – Screening and DJ set
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens – Screening and DJ set

Sun, 05 May 2024, 7:00pm

The American Bar presents a very special screening and live DJ set from John Shepherd, beamed live to…

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FITE FUAITE
FITE FUAITE
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

FITE FUAITE

Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:30pm

FITE FUAITE le: Boss Sound Manifesto, Róisín Seoighe, SÉiMí (agus a bhanna ceoil), Colm Seoighe agus Na hEasógaí,…

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Hit the North Block Party
Hit the North Block Party
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Hit the North Block Party

Sun, 05 May 2024, 2:00pm

Hit the North’s Block Party will be the climax to their 12th year, with 70+ artists working and…

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Mr Scruff
Mr Scruff
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Mr Scruff

05 - 06 May 2024

Manchester based Mr Scruff is a producer, cartoonist and cross-genre selector who loves to play long DJ sets…

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Live Through This
Live Through This
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Live Through This

0.68 KM
Thu, 02 May 2024, 8:00pm

Head to the Oh Yeah Music Centre for a night of 'bone-deep rage and syrupy hooks' celebrating 30…

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The Dodge Brothers
The Dodge Brothers
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The Dodge Brothers

Sun, 05 May 2024, 2:00pm

CQAF are delighted to welcome festival favourites The Dodge Brothers to the big stage for a perfect Bank…

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Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart
Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart

0.68 KM
Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:00pm

Three absolute icons of Americana will play individual sets then come together for an unforgettable finale.

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The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch
The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch

0.68 KM
Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:00pm

The Breeze are a new 3-piece band comprising long-time collaborators Chris Coll (Lost InThe Fog), Decky McManus (The…

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Mick Flannery
Mick Flannery
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Mick Flannery

Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:00pm

Mick Flannery’s songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition, its flaws, triumphs, and general…

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Theatre of Hate
Theatre of Hate
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Theatre of Hate

0.56 KM
Fri, 03 May 2024, 8:00pm

Led by singer/songwriter, Kirk Brandon, Theatre of Hate released their iconic debut studio album, Westworld.

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Chicken
Chicken
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Chicken

0.68 KM
Thu, 02 May 2024, 8:00pm

A chicken’s brain is the size of a walnut. But their hearts are as big as the universe.…

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Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn
Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn

0.68 KM
Sat, 04 May 2024, 8:00pm

Cass McCombs’ music contains elements of folk music, americana, psychedelia, and rock.

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I’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE NAME MARCUS
I’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE NAME MARCUS
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

I’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE NAME MARCUS

0.82 KM
01 - 05 May 2024

Join Marcus on his FUNNY and PROVOCATIVE escapade as he embarks on a quest of self-discovery.

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‘Teeth’ Book Launch
‘Teeth’ Book Launch
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

‘Teeth’ Book Launch

Sun, 05 May 2024, 3:00pm

You’re invited to join writer John Patrick Higgins in conversation and reading from his new book ‘Teeth: An…

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The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

0.61 KM
02 - 12 May 2024

An 11 day festival of the best local, national and international arts held in the historic Cathedral Quarter…

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Lack of Afro (DJ Set)
Lack of Afro (DJ Set)
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Lack of Afro (DJ Set)

0.56 KM
04 - 05 May 2024

A colossus of the funk & soul world, Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) has been releasing music…

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PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher
PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher

Sat, 04 May 2024, 7:00pm

PP Arnold is the soul survivor. Her story is one of musical highs, personal lows, and that extraordinary voice.

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