- 26 Aug 21
With the combination of the Live Performance Support Scheme and the success of the Government's test gigs at the Iveagh Gardens and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, we are on the verge of a huge explosion of music activity. As part of our Summer of Music 2021 special feature, we're taking a look at some of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer...
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Where: Various venues, Belfast
When: September 2–12
Who: Bell X1, Don Letts, John Blek (pictured), Luka Bloom, Bronagh Gallagher, King Kong Company, Sharon Shannon, Lisa Hannigan, Robocobra Quartet, Camille O’Sullivan, The Henry Girls, Neville Staple and more
What: The annual festival of music, comedy, theatre, art and literature – named after its proximity to St Anne’s Cathedral – returns for its 21st edition in September. With an impressive mix of big name headliners, cult heroes and emerging artists, The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has earned a reputation as one of the most eclectic events on the Irish music calendar.
Make sure to: Catch Reevah – this year’s Artist in Residence – supporting several artists across the festival, as well as playing her own headline gig.
Tickets: See cqaf.com
Read all of Part Two of the two-part Summer of Music special in the current issue of Hot Press – out now: