Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival 2019

Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival 2019

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The Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival will take place in Larne on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May at the Market Yard, Broadway and Curran Park.

 

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Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival returns to Larne for a third year on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019.

A packed two-day open air festival of live music, family entertainment, children’s activities, exhibitions, Ulster Scots history and culture, street theatre and cookery demonstrations. Visitors and residents will want to spend time with friends and family in a safe, relaxed atmosphere enjoying food and produce served up by local chefs and retailers whilst listening to top music acts.

The main event takes place at the Market Yard on Saturday and Sunday with music acts, a cookery theatre, a bar, street theatre and entertainment in local cafes on the Friday evening.

On Sunday, at Curran Park, there will be a public remembrance service at the bronze memorial marking the ship's departure 302 years ago.

The new Cookery Theatre will feature cookery demonstrations from six chefs using local produce (e.g. Glenarm salmon, Glenarm short horn beef, Whitehead seafood) and include a session on Ulster Scots cuisine. Radio Ulster chef, Paula McIntyre will attract public attention to the event and Kim Lenaghan will act as compere on both days.

The award-winning Larne Music Yard has 700 students and will be taking 2 slots on the main stage offering the public a first chance to enjoy future stars. One of the performers is in the current The Voice show on ITV.

A licensed bar will operate at the festival on both days and hot food/speciality outdoor retailers will be available in the festival area. You will also be able to leave and re-enter the festival area and will be given a wristband by stewards.

There is no admission charge though admission is by ticket only which can be downloaded from Eventbrite .co.uk (search for events in Larne). A small number of paper tickets will be available from the Visitor Information Centre on Main Street or at Number One Records.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For further details on the Festival, you can email our Events Team, E: events@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Friends Goodwill Music Festival is supported by Tourism NI.


Friends Goodwill Music Festival Schedule:

View our Larne Market Yard line-up

Saturday 11 May

11am - 2pm Performances by local young artists from Larne Music Yard followed by live music on stage located at Broadway, Larne Town Centre
2pm onwards Main Stage, The Market Yard, Station Road, Larne

Compere and DJ: Mark Dobbin

Act
Larne Music Yard
The Mr Beefy Trio
Paul Sexton
Pigs and Pearls
Coach
The Dangleberries
Brian Kennedy

Cookery Theatre, 2-5pm

Compere: Kim Lenaghan, radio and TV broadcaster, writer and critic 

Time Chef
2pm Paula McIntyre, local contributor to radio and tv food programmes, culinary judge and published cookery columnist. 
2.45pm Rob Curley, Slemish Market Supper Club
3.45pm Paul Dalrymple, Billy Andy’s Traditional Irish Pub, B&B and Restaurant. 

Throughout the Festival area there will be a selection of drop in activities and entertainers to enthral and amuse from 2-6pm for all ages.

Sunday 12 May

1.45pm Curran Park, Larne

A remembrance service will be held at the Friends’ Goodwill statue. The service will commemorate the courage and legacy of all those on board the Friends’ Goodwill ship that left our shores bound for America.

Main Stage, The Market Yard, Station Road, Larne

Compere and DJ: Mark Dobbin

Act
GaS
Zolene and the ALS Band
Castaways
Dana Masters
Goats Don't Shave

Cookery Theatre, 2-5pm

Compere: Kim Lenaghan, radio and TV broadcaster, writer and critic 

Time Chef
2pm Kevin Osbourne, Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally Bay
2.45pm Arlene Thompson, Bellahill Cookery School, Ballycarry
3.45pm Joni Lutzman, The Lighthouse Bistro, Whitehead

Throughout the Festival area there will be a selection of drop in activities and entertainers to enthral and amuse from 2-6pm for all ages.

For further details on the Festival, you can email our Events Team at E: events@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.