Year-Round Shows

THE COURT HOUSE

Welcome to Open House

Open House is a small, independent charitable organisation which believes music, art, culture and festival events are the regenerative force that will transform Bangor from its seafront dereliction and failed retail sector into a modern, progressive seaside town.

Tickets are on sale now for The Court House – our newly restored live music and arts venue on Bangor Seafront.

We also have some events in Belfast including Hugh Cornwell and Martin Simpson.

This year’s Open House Festival is now over. We had a series of live events in Bangor Castle Walled GardenFree Music in Ward Park and Seaside Revival – our free vintage festival within a festival plus some beautiful food events in restaurants around the city. Folk on a Boat and Island Picnic also made a return.

We finished off the month of August with a sold out Snow Patrol Acoustic show on Bangor Seafront.

PREVIOUS MUSIC GUESTS INCLUDE

Mark Lanegan | Public Image Ltd. | Fleet Foxes | Damien Jurado | Laura Marling | Father John Misty | John Grant | Noddy Holder | Mumford & Sons | Seasick Steve | The Lumineers | Modest Mouse | Warpaint | Loudon Wainwright III | Happy Mondays | Wilco | Joan Armatrading | Beth Orton | Mercury Rev | Snow Patrol | The Waterboys | The Specials | Foy Vance | Kelly Lee Owens | Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs | Sleaford Mods | The Weather Station | Isobel Campbell | Glen Matlock | Wreckless Eric | David Kitt | Lisa Hannigan | John Lydon | Civil Wars | Midlake | The Staves | Lord Huron | Paul Brady | David Gray | Steve Earle | Lloyd Cole | Sun Kil Moon | Eddi Reader | Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy | The Undertones | Tom Robinson | Suggs | Mike Scott | The Damned | Ian McCullough | Andy Smith (Portishead) | Martin Simpson | Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | Courtney Marie Andrews | Villagers | Cara Dillon | Iron & Wine | Jesca Hoop | Ryley Walker | The Low Anthem | Mandolin Orange | Hayseed Dixie | The Devil Makes Three | The Handsome Family | Old Crow Medicine Show | The Lovely Eggs | Sylvan Esso | Kowalski | John Fullbright | Danny & The Champions of the World | Phosphorescent | The Felice Bros. | Deptford Northern Soul Club | Josh T. Pearson | Spirit Family Reunion | XSLF | Dave Rawlings Machine | John Murray | Field Music | Eric Bell | Laura Gibson | Holly Macve | Nadia Reid | Hannah Peel | Phil Kieran | Nick Mulvey | Altan | Alabama 3 | Seamus Heaney & Liam O’Flynn | Gillian Welch…

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