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Culture Night in Bank Square

Culture Night expanding into new cultural quarter around Bank Sq.

Culture Night Belfast is expanding into the area around Bank Sq, also known locally as ‘Folktown’. Nestled among some of the city’s most fascinating heritage buildings only a stone’s throw from North St and Royal Avenue, Bank Sq is the latest addition to Culture Night Belfast. With a food and crafts market alongside a dedicated stage to roots and folk music all day and night, Bank Sq is set to create a real buzz. Opening 1pm and running all day with a blast of a concert by The Bonnevilles as the final event at 9pm.

Popular local band, The Bonnevilles, is closing Culture Night with a gig on Bank Sq stage at 9pm.

Formed in 2008, The Bonnevilles are recognised as one of the best live bands in Ireland. This powerhouse group have earned a reputation as one of the most incendiary live acts in the country. No better way to finish a great night.

Warming up to grand finale on the night is Bal Feirste, who will share their passion for French music and dance in Belfast. Since 2011, the music and dance enthusiasts have been organizing bals and workshops for all folk and traditional dance lovers.

Bank Sq will be transformed into a large outdoor food, crafts and bar area with music all day and night, hosted by the Folktown Market and Kelly’s Cellars in partnership with Epic Tour booking agency.

The Folktown Market opens its stalls for lunch at 1pm coinciding with the first gig. There are great appearances throughout the day and evening from Sinead Coll, Belfast Trad and Ciaran McElhinney, among others.

This is a great opportunity to explore the hidden gem of Bank Sq, right in the heart of Belfast. It was recently upgraded as part of the Streets Ahead scheme in the city centre by the Department of Social Development. The square is surrounded by some of the best pubs and restaurants, such as Kelly’s Cellars, Havana Bank Sq, Safa and Mourne Seafood Restaurant and is situated beautifully between St Marys Chapel and Berry Street Presbyterian Church. The Folktown area is also home to many contemporary artist studios and independent shops.

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