Description

Belfast International Arts Festival brings an eclectic fusion of cutting edge performances to the Belfast stage as it returns for its 56th year.

Audiences can expect a world-class programme of theatre, performance art, moving image, visual art, dance and music, with opportunities to directly engage and participate in the creative arts.
The full programme of events is available at www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com

Festival highlights

Highlights this year include 'Africa's premier diva' Angélique Kidjo. One of the Guardian's 'Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World' and three-time Grammy winner Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist, Kidjo will perform her latest work, an interpretation of The Talking Heads classic 80s album Remain in Light. Angélique reclaims rock for Africa, bringing to the stage euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestrations, and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country.
Blues legend Eric Bibb also headlines a show at this year's festival. A fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, his music rooted is in tradition, but served with a large helping of contemporary sensibility to make it both retro and relevant. Original Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd famously declared to the American-born singer, 'You are what the blues in the new century should be about'.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Sat, 20 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Tue, 23 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Thu, 25 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Fri, 26 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Sat, 27 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Thu, 01 Nov 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Fri, 02 Nov 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Sat, 03 Nov 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
9:00am to 11:00pm
location_on Various locations

Upcoming events at Various locations

Belfast Pride 2018
Various locations
Event

Belfast Pride Festival 2018

gps_fixed 0.11KM
27 Jul-05 Aug

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and runs over 100 events across 10 days in a celebration of the LGBTQA+ co...

Find Out More
Event

European Heritage Open Days 2018

gps_fixed 0.11KM
08-09 Sep

During the second weekend in September, many historic properties open their doors to the public.

Find Out More
Event

Belfast Children's Festival 2019

gps_fixed 0.11KM
08-13 Mar

Enjoy the very best international and local arts experiences for children and young people in Belfast Children's Festival's 21st edition.

Find Out More
Event

Debates and Discussions - Féile 30

gps_fixed 0.11KM
10 Jun-09 Aug

Join in with Féile an Phobail's biggest ever programme of lively talks and lectures, with over 70 to choose from.

Find Out More


You might also like

Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
Amend your settings for how distances are calculated.