Experience the musical magic as 7 Hills Blues Fest returns to Armagh

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Celebrating the launch of 7 Hills Blues Fest are Martin Rafferty, M D Rafferty music School Armagh, Art O’Hagan, Armagh City Centre Management Committee, Sorcha McGeown, Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council and Simon Smith, 7 Hills Blues Festival organising team.
Celebrating the launch of 7 Hills Blues Fest: Martin Rafferty, M D Rafferty music School Armagh, Art O’Hagan, Armagh City Centre Management Committee, Sorcha McGeown, Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council and Simon Smith, 7 Hills Blues Festival organising team.

The 7 Hills Blues Fest, firmly established as one of the great blues and roots music events is set to make its return this year with another unmissable weekend of music across Armagh City.

The festival will take place from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October, featuring a wide range of local and international blues scene artists and bands, in various venues across the historic city.

Attracting locals and visitors in number from far and wide each year, the programme will complement a packed schedule of over 35 free gigs and some fantastic family friendly entertainment in market street. There is something to suit everyone, whether visiting the city to shop, eat, drink or to see the sights, those bluesy tones won’t be far away. Kick starting the festival on Friday 29th are bands on the bandstand from lunchtime, join the fun on Saturday 30th September in Market Street with MD Rafferty Music School Live Lounge, free street entertainment, face painting, balloon modelling, music entertainment and much more, it’s an afternoon not to be missed.

Welcoming the event, Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Sorcha McGeown commented:

“Join us for a celebration of music and culture! We look forward to welcoming you to Armagh for the 7 Hills Blues Fest. A packed weekend of world class blues, rhythm and roots music in a variety of unbeatable venues across the city. Hosting such events is an opportunity to showcase what we as a city have to offer, attracting visitors from far and near, boosting footfall and benefiting our local traders.”  

The 7 Hills Blues Fest programme is now available to view and download at visitarmagh.com/7hills