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Open House Festival

Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4NB
Open House Festival


Open House Festival is an annual summer festival for the month of August in the beautiful seaside town of Bangor, County Down.

Open House Festival in partnership with Ards and North Down Borough Council are delighted to annouce that Snow Patrol are set to play on the evening of 31st Aug, with tickets on sale from Friday 8th July.  Gary Lightbody will be awarded freedom of the borough at a special civic ceremony to be held at Bangor castle on the 30th Auguat. In celebration of receiving the award, which is the highest honour the Council can bestow, Gary is bringing the band back home for a very special one-off acoustic concert on Bangor seafront.  

Also at the heart of the August Festival is an eclectic programme of lovingly curated bespoke events, including folk on a boat, an island picnic trip, pop-up restaurants, local interest talks and tours alongside a run of shows in the historic Bangor Castle Walled Garden which include music, theatre, comedy, spoken word and film.

The events in the Walled Garden all take place under a beautifully lit stretch tent, providing an outdoor garden experience but with protection from the elements. There is also free music every Sunday throughout August (and July) in Ward Park from 3-5pm where you are welcome to bring a rug and picnic and relax for the afternoon. (

Many of the events are train friendly i.e they finish in time for the last train back towards Belfast. Events taking place in the Walled Garden will be indicated by 'train friendly' on the ticket page.



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

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  • COVID-19 measures in place

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  • Station nearby

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Opening Times

Season (6 Aug 2022 - 31 Aug 2022)
Monday - Friday19:00 - 22:00
Saturday13:00 - 23:00
Sunday13:00 - 22:00

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