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Aug 23rd: 2 x tickets available for 5 course seasonal pop-up feast with Roam tonight in Bridewell, Donaghadee 

Aug 23rd: Some tickets have become available for Folk on a Boat tomorrow at 3pm.

Aug 23rd: Aug 23rd: Only 16 tickets left for Villagers tonight.

Aug 22nd: Boy on the Shed with former Newcastle United footballer Paul Feris is now sold out.

Aug 20th: We have two premium Irish Whiskey tastings on Saturday with Midleton with only a few tickets left for both.

Aug 20th: Last remaining tickets for The Staves available from here

Aug 16th: Two tickets have become available for tonights Taproom Takeover. Book here

Aug 15th: Only a few tickets left for Shadows & Light – a tribute to Joni Mitchell in the Marine Court Hotel on Sunday 18th.

Aug 15th: Seacourt Print Workshop have secured the old Ulster Bank building for their Festival pop-up. All details available from here

Aug 11th: Unfortunately Island Picnic is cancelled due to choppy and unpleasant weather.

Aug 10th: Lots of free events over the weekend inclduing The French Connection in Featly’s back bar and Paul, Dale & Ross Murray in Hop House tonight.

Aug 10th: Down to our last few tickets for Afternoon Sea tomorrow in the Salty Dog. 

Aug 10th: Listen back to the brilliant John Mackenzie and Gareth McKinnie on our Bangor FM takeover here

Aug 9th: Mamma MIa II in the Walled Garden is now fully sold out.

Aug 9th: Lovely interview with Villagers’ Conor O’Brien in today’s Irish News.

Aug 9th: Click here for the full list of all free events happening this weekend.

Aug 8th: Only a few tickets left for Nuala McKeever on Saturday 17th.

Aug 6th: Ronnie Greer Blues Band in the Marine Court on Fri 30th August is now fully sold out.

Aug 6th: Last remaining tickets for the Rude Words event this coming Thursday available from here 

Aug 6th: Only 10 x pairs of tickets left for Mamma Mia in the Walled Garden on Saturday 24th August.

Aug 5th: Celtic Soul at the Walled Garden is now fully sold out.

Aug 3rd: Last few tickets are flying for Alan Johnson tonight, looks like it’ll be a sell out once again! Tickets

Aug 3rd: Listen back to Open House Chair Stephen Dunlop and his son Dalan’s Bangor FM show here

July 31st: The launch of Birds & Words’ latest exhibition of hand-plled prints based on old Bangor postcards takes place tonight from 7pm in the old Auction Rooms on Gray’s Hill. Plus it coincides with the eve of the Festival  – join us!

July 29th: Listen back to Colin Bateman & Ann-Marie Foster’s Bangor FM show here

July 26th: We love a bit of neighbourly collaboration and are very proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Mount Stewart and National trust NI to bring the fabulous Mark Austin to their Conversations festival in September. For more info, read here 

July 23rd: Just 1 ticket left for the first Poetry & a Pint on Tuesday 6th August

July 22nd: Listen back to Craig Walker & Kennie Steel’s Bangor FM show here

July 22nd: Only a couple of tickets left for A Night on November on Fri 2nd Aug. Tickets for both shows available from here

July 22nd: A big thank you to everyone who came, danced, ignored the rain and made yesterday one of the best Ward Park Summer Sundays yet!

July 22nd: Due to demand, The Dark Side of the Mind is now taking place in Space Theatre, with extra tickets available from here

July 21st: Take a look at our first piece of artwork in the old Auction Rooms

July 18th: Unfortunately this Sunday (21st July) Bangor Flea market is no longer taking place. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused. Next flea will be Sunday 18th August 12-5pm

July 17th: We’re down to our last few tickets for Further Ted in the Marine Court Hotel on Fri 9th August.

July 16th: Due to popular demand, a few extra tickets have been made available for our Taproom Takeover events featuring Bullhouse Brewery in the Old Auction Rooms.

July 15th: Did you attend Seaside Revival? We’d love to know if you’re local or came to Bangor for the event, what we got right (or wrong!) and what you’d like to see next year. Give us feedback here

July 12th: Festival founders Kieran & Alison have their 2 hour Bangor FM takeover online now. Listen back here

July 9th: Villagers have released a lovely new summer track. Remaining tickets for their show on 23rd August available from here 

July 8th: To everyone who helped make Saturday’s Seaside Revival Vintage Festival so memorable: to our amazing staff and volunteers, all the artists, traders, vintage car & bike owners, local businesses and partners, National Lottery Heritage Fund NI  & everyone who took part and supported us – thank you.

July 7th: Seaside Revival continues today with Revival Picnic from 4-6pm at Ward Park bandstand . 

July 5th: Our Bangor FM takeover begins tonight from 6-8pm with a Seaside Revival special. Guests are Rachel McCarthy & Stephen Macartney. You can listen here or at 109.7FM

July 5th: Look our for our Seaside Revival co-ordinator, Caroline McCoubrey, on UTV Live tonight between 6-6.30pm talking about tomorrow’s big Seaside Revival Vintage Festival and the Pickie to Pier swim.

July 4th: Our Seaside Revival weekend starts tonight with Bangor’s Ghost. There are a few tickets left which are available from here

July 4th: Be sure to get your copy of the Spectator today which has a free Seaside Revival Vintage Festival pullout with the full programme and timings for Saturday.

July 3rd: Just a couple of tickets left for The Professor & The Factory on Friday 9th August in Studio 1A. 

July 1st: Francis McIlduff & A Dog’s Dinner are now sold out. 

July 1st: All places are now filled for trader stalls and vintage cars & bikes at Seaside Revival. 

June 28th: A number of shops and businesses around Bangor town centre have been participating in our Best Dressed Vintage Window competition in support of Seaside Revival Vintage Festival next weekend. You can vote for your favourite here

June 28th: O Brother Where Art Thou and The Rum Diaries are both now sold out

June 28th: We’ll be talking to Kim Lenaghan on BBC Radio Ulster Sunday morning at 7am

June 26th: Third and final Midleton Irish Whiskey Tasting added on Sat 24 Aug. Tickets available here

June 26th: Seaside Revival Vintage Festival (6th July) has a number of fringe events throughout the weekend. Full details available here 

June 25th: Only a couple of tickets left for Francis McIlduff, A Dog’s Dinner & Book Club 3

June 24th: Mark Blair was live on RinseFM today, you can listen back here

June 21st: Happy Mondays at the Limelight is now completely sold out.

June 20th: Just 1 x ticket left for Bangor Bike Tour on Sat 17th Aug. Ticket available here 

June 19th: Good people of Bangor – you now have a once in a generation opportunity to influence the £50m redevelopment of Queen’s Parade on Bangor seafront. Have a look at the draft plans online at

June 19th: Neal McClelland at Downtown Radio dropped in to talk to us about Seaside Revival Vintage Festival. It aired last Friday and you can listen back here

June 18th: Big congratulations to Paul Ferris whose book Boy on the Shed recently won the Sports Biography of the Year at the prestigious Telegraph Sports Book Awards. Paul will be with us to talk about the book on 23rd August. Tickets available here

June 17th: Only 5 tickets left for the screening of O’ Brother Where Art Thou. Remaining tickets available here

June 17th: Great podcast from last week – Murray Lachlan Young talking to Jo Wood. You can listen back here

June 17th: Many thanks to our volunteers, Aaron, Phil and Peter for all their hard graft at yesterday’s sunny Bangor Flea. Next Flea is Sun 21st July – Click here for details

June 15th: Our 2nd Bangor Flea Market takes place this Sunday 16 June at The Salty Dog Beer Garden, 1-5pm FREE

June 14th: An evening with Michael Parkinson is now completely sold out.

June 14th: Fathers day present? Why not suprise him with a pair of tickets to The Specials

June 13th: A handful of tickets left for the Sat (17th Aug) afternoon Taproom Takeover. Fri & Sat evening sold out.

June 11th: Programmes being distributed in Belfast today – keep an eye out!

June 11th: Only two tickets left for Bangor Walking Tour on Tuesday 27th August.

June 10th: All four Guillemot Goes East events are now sold out.

June 10th: The extra night for Beer v Wine event has now sold out.

June 9th: Fish ’n’ Sips, Tapas Trail, Ain’t No Sin To Love Gin and the Wine Off are now all sold out.

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