Rising country star set to headline Dalriada Festival

A YOUNG rising star of Irish country music will headline this year’s P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival.

Thursday, 14th February 2013, 9:12 am

Twenty-two-year-old Nathan Carter regularly sells out shows across Ireland with hits from his four CDs.

Fans can expect to hear songs such as “Wagon Wheel”, “One for the Road” and “Caledonia” when he takes to the stage in Glenarm this summer.

The festival of music, sport and fine foods will take place in the grounds of the historic Glenarm Castle, from July 13 until July 20.

As well as music and dancing, the festival will feature sporting events including the Campbell V MacDonnell Highland Games and other attractions such as celebrity chef demonstrations, children’s entertainment and much more.

Adrian Morrow, managing director, Glenarm Castle Estates, commented; “What a privilege it is to announce that Dalriada Live, as part of the P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival, will headline with the rising, young star of country music Nathan Carter. “With this star set to reach global status, we would advise fans to get along to the event and see him in this intimate capacity.

“We are also delighted to announce that P&O Ferries is back on board as headline sponsor and supported by UTV and NITB. Their support plays a huge part in making this event happen, and we thank them for their continued support.”

Arthur Murphy, from P&O Ferries, title sponsor, said; ”Each year, the Dalriada Festival puts on an even bigger and better show, which is becoming a key highlight in the Northern Ireland events calendar, for local people and visitors alike.

Michael Wilson, managing director, UTV, added; “We look forward to capturing the essence of the activities taking place on the North Coast of Antrim on UTV for all our viewers.

Eddie Rowan, events manager, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, commented: “With such large numbers of spectators expected to attend across the week, this fantastic festival will not only generate a significant impact to the economy but also showcase a wealth of entertainment for all to enjoy.

“On behalf of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, I would like to wish all visitors and participants a very memorable trip to Northern Ireland and to Glenarm Castle for this action packed week of events.”

Tickets for Dalriada Live are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Further information on the festival can be found at www.dalriadafestival.co.uk. Tickets for festival events, including the Highland Games, can be purchased at the gate.