Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019
Pictured at Kelly’s Cellars for the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019 which takes place from 28th-30th June 2019 are (l-r) Seamus O’Neill, festival organiser; Lee Hedley, blues artist who will be performing as part of the festival and Austin Guy, Diageo NI and Hop House 13 sponsor. ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd
Pictured at Kelly’s Cellars for the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019 which takes place from 28th-30th June 2019 are (l-r) Seamus O’Neill, festival organiser; Kieran Uprichard, Kelly’s Cellars; sponsor Hop House 13 brand ambassadors; Elizabeth Mulholland, Kelly’s Cellars; and Austin Guy, Diageo NI. ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd
Pictured performing at the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019 are the Red Hot Roosters who entertained the crowds on a sunny afternoon outside Kellys’ Cellars. ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd
Crowds getting in on the act outside Kelly’s Cellars for the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019, sponsored by Hop House 13. ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd
On a sunny Thursday in May, Kelly’s Cellars in Belfast city centre played host to the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019. Sponsored by Hop House 13 lager, the Belfast City Blues Festival which is now in its 11th year takes place from 28th -30th June 2019 and will offer 60 free live gigs across the city.
Blues fans are in for a treat with a diverse array of acts on offer – from ‘Blues At The River’ at the Big Blue Fish to Ian Sands & The Blues Katz at The Cloth Ear or Dom Martin at Maddens Bar to Lee Hedley & Co at Kelly’s Cellars – the Belfast City Blues Festival is not to be missed! Blues on the Boat music cruises will also be taking place on the River Lagan over the weekend featuring, amongst others, The Red Hot Roosters and Tony Villiers & Doc Doherty.
Speaking at the launch at Kelly’ Cellars, event organiser Seamus O’Neill said: “The programme we’ve curated for the Belfast City Blues Festival means that there really is something for everyone whether you’re a die-hard blues fan or simply looking for something different to do on a night out. The festival has grown to be one of the biggest blues festivals in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is the widest reaching music festival in Belfast. We have a loyal following of supporters who return each year but we also hope that our programme will attract new fans, including visitors to our city.”
Austin Guy, Diageo Northern Ireland, added; “The Belfast City Blues Festival is an annual highlight for thousands of visitors and locals alike and we are delighted that Hop House 13 is the key sponsor of this year’s festival. We are committed to playing our part in helping to expand Northern Ireland’s hospitality and tourism offering and this festival plays a key role in doing exactly that.”
The Belfast City Blues Festival is presented by American Holidays and Brand USA and sponsored by Hop House 13, Sunday World, Europa Hotel, Grand Central Hotel, Kolormaster, Bairds and Oranga. The festival is also supported by Belfast89FM, Lagan Boat Company, Destination CQ, Linen Quarter, Nova Print, NI Hospice, FT Contractors and Excalibur Press.