Tickets on sale now for the Guitar Festival in April

3 April 2019 - 7 April 2019
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The Ards International Guitar Festival is back with a bang in April 2019 with a fresh new programme of guitar inspired gigs, free fringe events, guitar clinics with industry professionals and an exhibition In Your Town featuring Rory Gallagher memorabilia

Expect a jam-packed line-up of, blues, folk, rock, bluegrass and classical and contemporary music for guitar aficionados across the borough.

Highlights of this year’s festival include Winnipeg born/Cork based guitarist Ariel Posen, Classical virtuoso Gary Ryan and a contemporary line-up featuring Ali Todd, Mike Dawes and Shane Hennessy amongst others. You’ll also find a screening of the iconic Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster and George Lowden in conversation with special guests.

The Ivy bar welcomes plenty of action with gigs featuring The Hard Chargers and The Dunwells.

Download the Festival Programme now (5MB)

For updates on headline acts still to be announced please keep an eye on:


3 April 2019 - 7 April 2019
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Opening Times

  • Various times


  • Various prices

Contact Details

  • Address Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall Conway Square Newtownards BT23 4NP
  • Telephone 028 9181 0803
  • Email Ards Arts
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