Our annual Festival took place in the beautiful Bangor Walled Garden this August.

Featuring Music, Comedy and Spoken Word events.

A late summer of free live music in Ward Park

Pack a picnic and join us in Bangor every Sunday in August & September 3-5pm

Concerts and events all year round in Belfast.

Upcoming gigs include Sleaford Mods, Kelly Lee Owens, Courtney Marie Andrews & Yussef Dayes

October Update

We have an exciting run of Belfast gigs ahead, with Sleaford Mods, Courtney Marie Andrews, Yussef Dayes, Pigsx7 & Kelly Lee Owens all happening this year – and more shows already on sale for next year too!

Building work to repurpose the old Bangor Court House into a venue and event space started last month. We hope to have it ready for you by summer next year.

After a brilliant summer of live music our festivals are wrapped up for another year.

Open House Festival was a little different this year. It took place in August under our stretch tent in the Walled Garden. With performances from Lisa Hannigan, Colin Geddis, Mary Coughlan and Marian Keyes, plus many more.

Our free live music series, Music in the Park, welcomed big crowds and sunshine every Sunday throughout August and September.

July saw the third year of our Seaside Revival Vintage Festival, we had a great time at the Classic Car Show, Revival Picnic and the Big Swing Dance Class – and the photos suggest you did too! Take a look at what happened here.

Team Open House


Open House is an independent charity in Bangor, County Down, creating unique events that transform people and places

We believe that music, art, culture and festival events are the regenerative force that will transform Bangor from its seafront dereliction and failed retail sector into a modern seaside town. 

Drawing on the unique assets of its coastal setting, thriving community of artists and creatives, Victorian architecture, abundance of pop-up venues and proximity to Belfast, we aim to attract more visitors to Bangor and to make local people proud of their town again.