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The Specials

With support from The Skallions, The Vibes and Stir It Up!

Sun 25th August
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This will be a very special day in Bangor! To mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album, the 70s ska supremos will headline an outdoor summer show on the towns seafront, overlooking the marina. Join Terry Hall and members of the original line-up for era defining songs like Message To You Rudy, Too Much Too Young, Gangsters and Ghost Town, alongside material from the bands acclaimed 2019 album Encore, which reached No 1 in the UK charts.

The Skallions are an energetic eight-piece ska-reggae band from Belfast, with two lead vocalists and brass section who will perform a full sixty minute set of original material.

The Vibes are a reggae collective with members from Doghouse, Boss Sound Manifesto, Pocket Billiards, NI Soul Troop and Aggressors BC. who play a mix of soulful reggae with an emphasis on the offbeat being upbeat. They take their influences from Northern Soul, Motown, Old-School Ska and Reggae.

Licensed bar & hot food
Standing concert but a wheelchair friendly, accessible venue with a disabled seating area – please contact us at info@openhousefestival.com

The Specials will finish at 10pm so that you can go explore Bangor pubs and support our night-time economy. We have laid on aftershow gigs and DJ sets in pubs around the town centre – all for FREE. Aftershows start at 10pm and finish at midnight. Find out what’s on here



Bangor Seafront
McKee Clock Arena, Quay Street
Bangor, County Down BT20 5ED United Kingdom

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