Now going into its 4th year, the Dalriada Festival of Sport, Music and Fine Food is recognised as Northern Ireland’s biggest cultural and heritage event.
The main objective of the Dalriada Festival is to Recycle and share talent, Renew passion and belief in our local area and Regenerate excitement in our land, its people and our shared cultural heritage. Attracting in excess of 22,500 visitors in 2013, the festival has something for everyone, from World Class Highland Games, Fine Foods, Celebrity Chef demonstrations, arts and crafts, live music, children’s entertainment and much more, to large outdoor concerts which to date has featured the likes of The Priests, General Fiasco, Duke Special, Amici Forever, Ronan Keating, Sharon Corr, Nathan Carter, Lisa McHugh and many others.
The Festival continues to host major sporting events including a Nationwide Rowing Regatta, Triathlon, Kids Duathlon, Beach Horse Hunt Chase and N. Irelands first outdoor Super Endurocross competition. The local community plays a major role in coordinating the many different community events including a wipe-out, 5k run, hiring fair, street carnival, live concert and fireworks finale.
Dalriada Live will take on a new look in 2014. Rather than the usual one night of music, Dalriada Live will present two nights on 13th and 14th July.
Country singing sensation Nathan Carter, who wowed audiences in 2013, will return to the festival on Sun 13th July.