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Féile an Phobail

Get your tickets for Ireland’s largest community arts festival and summer school taking place from 1 - 13 August 2017.

Top acts include UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, Boyzlife, Altan, The Wolfe Tones, Goodgreef Legends, Cream Legend Eddie Halliwell and the best of Irish comedy with Jake O'Kane.

The festival is filled with debates and discussion including Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk and Democracy Now's Amy Goodman. Poetry and literary fans can indulge at Scribes at the Rock with Holly McNish, Shane Connaghton and Victoria McNulty.

Fun and entertainment await all the family in the spectacular Carnival Parade, Party in the Park and Teddy Bear's Picnic.

For the full list of events, visit www.feilebelfast.com.


Key Events

UB40

Falls Park, Belfast
11 August, 7PM, £22.50

After their breathtaking Féile performance in 2015, all original UB40 founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey have toured extensively in North America and Canada. Earlier this year they performed a sell out arena tour that included shows at London's O2 Arena, the Manchester Apollo and the Barclaycard Arena in their native Birmingham. Ali Campbell says, "We've had an outstanding three years on the road. In America, we're playing huge venues that we last visited twenty years ago, and I can't wait to play Féile again'. Read more >>


Boyzlife

The Devenish, 33-37 Finaghy Road North, Belfast
4 August, 8PM, £15

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, members of the multi-platinum, record breaking bands Westlife and Boyzone, have joined forces to create Boyzlife. After the resounding success of the sold out October 2016 tour, Boyzlife are coming back live at The Devenish as part of Féile 2017. Join them for untold stories from boyband life, Westlife and Boyzone hits not yet performed by Brian and Keith together, and many fan favourites. Read more >>


Altan Live at Clonard Monastery

Clonard Monastery
1 August, 7PM, £10 

Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland. 2017 sees them celebrate three decades on the road. Lead singer Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh was announced as the Gradam Ceoil TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year Award which she accepted at the televised awards ceremony in February 2017. Join them at Clonard Monastery for an unforgettable night of traditional Irish music to celebrate 30 years on the road. Read more >>


The Wolfe Tones

Falls Park, Belfast
13 August, 7PM, £10

The Wolfe Tones have been at the top of the Irish music scene for almost five decades and continue to make the rafters ring at venues internationally in their inimitable style. They are unabashedly proud of their love songs and ballads (covering issues such as the famine, emigration and the struggle for Irish independence) which reflect not just tradition but the times we lived and live in. This show will focus on both the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and 35th anniversary of the hunger strikes. Read more >>


Best of Irish Comedy featuring Jake O'Kane

The Devenish, 33-37 Finaghy Road North, Belfast
10 August, 8PM, £15

Join Féile an Phobail as they celebrate the best of Irish comedy at The Devenish. Featuring Jake O'Kane, a comic, columnist and contrarian and a panelist on BBC NI's 'The Blame Game'; John Colleary, one of the country's busiest comics and a multi-award winner for both his comedy and writing; Terry McHugh, an instantly likable North Belfast stand up trying to make sense of life on a Tyrone farm; and Willa White, a fixture on comedy festivals across the country. Read more >>


Party in The Park

Falls Park
6 August, 2pm, Free

Following the annual carnival parade, which this year follows the theme of 'Rights and Revelry', pop into Falls Park for the Party In The Park, which promises a great family day of fun and entertainment, with live music from a broad range of local and international artists, performances from local dance and performance groups, and much more. Come along and join the craic, with bouncy castles, assault courses, street theatre, a climbing tower, archery, falconry, as well as plenty of vendors: you won't be stuck for things to do! Read more >>