Bay City Rollers set for Dalriada Festival

Adrian Morrow, Festival Director, with Strongmen Chris Mac Naughton, Dave Warner and Megan Ross 8, with her fashion winning goat called Billy,from Cullybackey.  Picture Paul Faith
Adrian Morrow, Festival Director, with Strongmen Chris Mac Naughton, Dave Warner and Megan Ross 8, with her fashion winning goat called Billy,from Cullybackey. Picture Paul Faith

The Bay City Rollers are just one of the attractions at this year’s P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival which returns to Glenarm Castle on July 18-24.

As usual the festival will feature the world famous Highland Games along with a jam-packed programme featuring top quality sport, music and food in the grounds of Glenarm Castle.

'Bay City Rollers Fan' Pamela Ballantine helps to launch P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival in partnership with UTV with Adrian Morrow, Festival Director and strongman Chris Mac Naughton.

'Bay City Rollers Fan' Pamela Ballantine helps to launch P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival in partnership with UTV with Adrian Morrow, Festival Director and strongman Chris Mac Naughton.

Community events will also be taking place in Glenarm Village throughout the week – so make sure you get the dates in your diary and don’t miss out.

Following a record crowd last year, the main event of the festival, the Glenarm Castle Highland Games, is back on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19.

New to the games this year is the County Antrim Pipe Band Championships which will feature numerous bands from across 
Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as an expanded action packed programme of events to include live 
wrestling, additional music stages, more local foods, pop-up restaurants, shopping, displays, and back by 
popular demand, the‘world’s only’ sheep fashion show.

On Saturday, July 18 the evening music concert will rock with nostalgia as Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown take to the main stage along with Bagatelle, Hothouse Flowers and support from Rob Strong, Runabay and XOD.

After the weekend festivities celebrations will continue for the rest of the week in the stunning village of Glenarm and wider community. An action packed programme of events will take place which will reach a spectacular finale with the ever stunning fireworks display.

Adrian Morrow, Festival Director, commented: “ e are delighted to get our ‘shang-a-lang’ on and officially launch The P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival in partnership with UTV for 2015.

“Whilst we saw record crowds last year and received fantastic feedback from visitors from across Northern Ireland and beyond we are pushing ourselves to raise the bar and ensure we pull out all the stops to make 2015 our biggest and best 
festival yet.”

Day passes for Glenarm Castle Highland Games, Saturday evening concert tickets and camping packages are now on sale.

Visit www.dalriadafestival.co.uk to book online. Car parking is free. Saturday night concert tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ie priced at £28.50.