Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life partners with Dalriada Festival
From The Commitments, to the Highland Games V Strong Man and an eclectic mix of entertainment for all the family in between, the Dalriada Festival at the Historic Glenarm Castle promises to host it’s strongest, biggest and best festival line-up to date. And, The Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life are proud to unveil that they are media partners for this, the biggest community festival in the whole of Ireland.
Kicking off on 16th and 17th July, Glenarm Castle takes centre stage during both days with the world famous Highland Games and Strongman, The County Antrim Pipe Band Championships, numerous music, comedy and dance stages, fine foods, crafts and shopping, and for the little ones, the hugely popular and Official PAW PATROL from Nickelodeon – their first appearance ever in Northern Ireland.
On the evening of 16th lead singer and star of THE COMMITMENTS, Andrew Strong, will take to the main stage with his soul orchestra, to mark The Commitments movie’s 25th Anniversary. Irish Rock Band BAGATELLE will be co-headlining, as part of their ‘One for the Road Tour’, before retiring later this year. Up and coming bands The Logues and Storm Tree will be supporting along with other special guests.
Nigel Campbell, Events and Marketing Manager for Glenarm Castle, is excited about the forthcoming festival and the Sunday Life / Belfast Telegraph partnership. He says;
“This is the 6th annual Dalriada Festival and year on year the event gets even bigger and better. Almost 28,000 people attended our festival in 2015 and we are confident that we’re going to attract even more footfall this year, with such a strong festival line-up. Having The Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life on board as media partners is a real cue and will definitely help to spread the word far and wide about our festival. The team at Dalriada are looking forward to establishing a long standing relationship with the best selling daily and Sunday papers. These publications are also a perfect ‘fit’ for the festival as our festival is family and community focused, the same target audience as The Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life’s readers.
The community of Glenarm will take up the baton from 18th – 23rd July and will host an action-packed programme of sporting events and other entertainment including a duathlon, triathlon, super-endurocross, rowing regatta and mountain bike enduro race. The festival will culminate with a street fair, carnival and fireworks finale on 23rd July.