What’s On Guide

If you are organising a local community event of any kind please email details to admin@bighitsradio.uk and we will feature it here.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled or postponed and will be rearranged. Contact the Organiser, Stadium / Arena, Venue or Ticketseller for further information.

We will keep this page updated as best we can.

1st – 5th April 2020
Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards.
Tel: 028 9181 0803
Email: arts@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

The Ards International Guitar Festival is back with a bang in April 2020 with a fresh new programme of guitar inspired gigs, free fringe events, guitar clinics with industry professionals and exhibitions. 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; classical virtuoso Manus Noble,  a monster night of blues with the launch of Ronnie Greer’s much awaited album featuring an all-star line-up of guests and a photography exhibition by Stuart Bailie. You’ll also find guitar themed film screenings, a Classic Album Brunch and lots of opportunities to learn from the masters themselves.

The Ivy bar welcomes plenty of action with gigs featuring Dom Martin and The Unholy Gospel Band.

For updates on headline acts still to be announced please keep an eye on Ards International Guitar Festival Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ardsinternationalguitarfestival  

Tickets on sale: February 2020

Event has been cancelled.
check www.northwest200.org for information
Event has been cancelled

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18th – 24th July 2020


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For full details of all events taking place across the Ards & North Down and Ards Peninsula area please contact:-

Newtownards Visitor Information Centre
31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD
T: +44 (0) 28 9182 6846
E: ardsvic@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

Current Opening Hours:
Mon‐Fri: 09.15 ‐ 17.00
Sat: 09.30 ‐ 17.00
Sun: Closed

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre
The Stables, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
T: +44 (0) 28 4272 9882
E: portaferryvic@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

Open Good Friday  – end of September
Mon-Sat: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 13.00 – 17.00

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