OUT TO LUNCH ARTS FESTIVAL

Type : Festivals

We’ve been spending the Autumn days toiling on our Out to Lunch festival for January and we’re nearly there. Today we release a few shows to whet the appetite and we will launch the full programme at the end of this month.

Below are the nine shows we have announced and we look forward to seeing you lots in the New Year!

David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan – Probably the world’s greatest Reggae DJ, bar none.

Smoke Fairies – Haunting blues/folk from Jack White’s Third Man label

Lindi Ortega – Think the love child of Johnny Cash and Wanda Jackson. Amazing.

What Would Beyonce Do?I – Uproarious and uplifting Edinburgh smash hit.

Not the Messiah – Hilarious and poignant reflection on the life of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Isy Suttie – An outstanding hour of comedy from (among other roles) Dobby from Peep Show!

Edna O’Brien – The Irish Literary legend discussing her recent memoirs ‘Country Girl’.

Riot Jazz Brass Ensemble – A live, 9-piece, twisted mix of funk, soul, hiphop and stonkin’ jazz

Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) – A celebration of an outstanding 35 year career of classic songwriting.

As ever, full details on www.cqaf.com and we will be posting regularly on Facebook and Twitter.

What's On Soon

Frances Black & Kieran Goss - Reunion 18 Jan - 19 Jan Belfast
My Fair Lady 18 Jan - 3 Feb Coleraine
CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH 19 Jan - 19 Jan Armagh
You Must be Joking 20 Jan - 20 Jan Belfast
Blood Brothers 23 Jan - 3 Feb Belfast
LISA MCHUGH 25 Jan - 25 Jan Armagh
Public Service Broadcasting & Guests 25 Jan - 25 Jan Belfast
COLIN GEDDIS GENERAL BANTER *EXTRA SHOW* 26 Jan - 26 Jan Belfast
DAVID MEADE MENTALIST: WIZARD OF ODDS 26 Jan - 26 Jan Armagh
Arenacross Tour 2018 26 Jan - 27 Jan Belfast
DAVID MEADE MENTALIST: WIZARD OF ODDS 26 Jan - 26 Jan Armagh
THE ILLEGALS 27 Jan - 27 Jan Belfast
BAGATELLE - ONE FOR THE ROAD 27 Jan - 27 Jan Armagh
THE SPITFIRES DJ SUPPORT 27 Jan - 27 Jan Belfast
DP Metal pres - Northern Deathfest 2018 Bloodshot Dawn, Reprisal, Overoth & more 27 Jan - 27 Jan Belfast
The Menzingers PUP & Cayetana 29 Jan - 29 Jan Belfast
DAVID O’DOHERTY 29 Jan - 29 Jan Londonderry
Strictly Come Dancing Live 30 Jan - 31 Jan Belfast
HAYSEED DIXIE 31 Jan - 31 Jan Belfast
Damien Dempsey & Support 1 Feb - 1 Feb Belfast
Josh Kelley Frankie Davies 2 Feb - 2 Feb Belfast
RAT BOY Ten Tonnes 2 Feb - 2 Feb Belfast
David Meade Mentalist : Wizard of Odds 2 Feb - 2 Feb Newtownabbey
DAVID MEADE - WIZARD OF ODDS 3 Feb - 3 Feb Downpatrick
Shed Seven & Guests 3 Feb - 3 Feb Belfast
The Mavericks & Guests 6 Feb - 6 Feb Belfast
The Script 6 Feb - 6 Feb Belfast
British Sea Power & Guests 7 Feb - 7 Feb Belfast
West Side Story 7 Feb - 10 Feb Belfast
The Time Machine 7 Feb - 7 Feb Coleraine
The Bob Dylan Band 8 Feb - 8 Feb Coleraine
LORD OF THE DANCE- DANGEROUS GAMES 8 Feb - 11 Feb Londonderry
You Must Be Joking 2018 9 Feb - 9 Feb Coleraine
Jake O Kane - Still Sittin' on the Fence 10 Feb - 10 Feb Coleraine
ED BYRNE: COOL FM COMEDY CLUB SPOILER ALERT 10 Feb - 10 Feb Belfast
David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds 10 Feb - 10 Feb Omagh
Red Hot Chilli Pipers 10 Feb - 10 Feb Belfast
DP Metal pres - Therion Imperial Age, Null Positiv 10 Feb - 10 Feb Belfast
Anvil & Support 13 Feb - 13 Feb Belfast
George's Marvellous Medicine 13 Feb - 17 Feb Belfast
PATSY CLINE - 50TH ANNIVERSARY - BY POPULAR DEMAND WITH SANDY KELLY & BAND 14 Feb - 14 Feb Belfast
PAUL WELLER WITH SPECIAL GUEST: TOUTS 15 Feb - 15 Feb Belfast
DP Metal pres - Alien Ant Farm Soil, Local H 15 Feb - 15 Feb Belfast
An Evening With Colonel Chris Hadfield 15 Feb - 15 Feb Belfast
X Factor Live Tour 2018 16 Feb - 16 Feb Belfast
SMOKIE PLUS GUESTS 16 Feb - 16 Feb Belfast
Tommy Fleming 16 Feb - 16 Feb Belfast
Rock n Roll Years 2018 16 Feb - 16 Feb Coleraine
David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds 17 Feb - 17 Feb Coleraine
THE THREE TENORS IRELAND 17 Feb - 17 Feb Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: I LOVE THE MUSICALS! 17 Feb - 17 Feb Belfast
JAKE BUGG SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR 17 Feb - 17 Feb Belfast
The Fureys 17 Feb - 17 Feb Armagh
DP Metal pres - Paradise Lost & Guests 20 Feb - 20 Feb Belfast
The Importance of Being Earnest 20 Feb - 24 Feb Belfast
I’LL TELL MY MA 20 Feb - 4 Mar Belfast
Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 22 Feb - 22 Feb Coleraine
Fredo & Support 22 Feb - 22 Feb Belfast
Electric Six & Support 23 Feb - 23 Feb Belfast
DUKE SPECIAL 23 Feb - 23 Feb Belfast
LISA MCHUGH 23 Feb - 23 Feb Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: GIANCARLO CASTRO’S TRUMPET CONCERTO 23 Feb - 23 Feb Belfast
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF OUR JIMMY STARRING WILLIAM CAULFIELD 24 Feb - 24 Feb Belfast
Paul Draper & Guests 24 Feb - 24 Feb Belfast
KATHERINE RYAN - GLITTER ROOM 25 Feb - 25 Feb Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY JTI LUNCHTIME CONCERT 27 Feb - 27 Feb Belfast
Legally Blonde 27 Feb - 27 Feb Belfast
A Step Back in Time 28 Feb - 28 Feb Coleraine
2018 Give My Head Peace 1 Mar - 1 Mar Coleraine
ROLY DANIELS & GUESTS 1 Mar - 1 Mar Armagh
5 Star Wrestling 1 Mar - 1 Mar Belfast
FastLove- A Tribute To George Michael 2 Mar - 2 Mar Belfast
MIST & Guests 2 Mar - 2 Mar Belfast
Hue & Cry 2 Mar - 2 Mar Belfast
Dominic Kirwan 2 Mar - 3 Mar Belfast
NEIL DELAMERE - BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE PENSIONER - 2ND SHOW 2 Mar - 2 Mar Belfast
BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY 3 Mar - 3 Mar Belfast
SKID ROW + Toseland 3 Mar - 3 Mar Belfast
Fast Love - a Tribute To George Michael 3 Mar - 3 Mar Dublin
BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY 3 Mar - 3 Mar Belfast
The Stranglers Plus special guests Therapy? 3 Mar - 3 Mar Belfast
One Voice - The Matt Monro Story 6 Mar - 6 Mar Belfast
The Jimmy Shand Story 7 Mar - 7 Mar Belfast
SLEEPING BEAUTY (ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET) 7 Mar - 7 Mar Belfast
Roly Daniels Live in Concert 7 Mar - 7 Mar Coleraine
MAGGIE'S FEG RUN 7 Mar - 7 Mar Armagh
DEREK RYAN IN CONCERT 8 Mar - 8 Mar Armagh
Aleem & Guests 8 Mar - 8 Mar Belfast
Peter Corry's The Call of the Celts 8 Mar - 8 Mar Belfast
THAT'LL BE THE DAY 9 Mar - 9 Mar Belfast
Jake O' Kane 9 Mar - 10 Mar Belfast
JASON BYRNE - THE MAN WITH THREE BRAINS 9 Mar - 9 Mar Armagh
Alabama 3 & Guests 10 Mar - 10 Mar Belfast
ANTON & ERIN BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD 10 Mar - 10 Mar Belfast
Maggie's Feg Run 10 Mar - 10 Mar Coleraine
Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather Empty Lungs 11 Mar - 11 Mar Belfast
Art 12 Mar - 17 Mar Belfast
The Wombats & Guests 13 Mar - 13 Mar Belfast
Niall Horan 13 Mar - 13 Mar Belfast
Foster & Allen 14 Mar - 14 Mar Coleraine
Bagatelle 15 Mar - 15 Mar Coleraine
Stereophonics 15 Mar - 15 Mar Belfast
Hak Baker & Guests 15 Mar - 15 Mar Belfast
The Selecter Vs The Beat ft Ranking Roger 16 Mar - 16 Mar Belfast
The Selecter & The Beat ft Ranking Roger 16 Mar - 16 Mar Belfast
The Selecter & The Beat ft Ranking Roger 16 Mar - 16 Mar Belfast
Give My Head Peace - Live! 18 Mar - 24 Mar Belfast
FLASHDANCE 19 Mar - 24 Mar Londonderry
FLASHDANCE 19 Mar - 24 Mar Londonderry
Steven Wilson 19 Mar - 19 Mar Dublin
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: BASSOON CONCERTO JTI LUNCHTIME CONCERT 20 Mar - 20 Mar Belfast
All Tvvins & Guests 21 Mar - 21 Mar Belfast
Jason Derulo 21 Mar - 21 Mar Belfast
DP Metal pres - Cannibal Corpse Man Must Die 22 Mar - 22 Mar Belfast
Sketchy presents Gorgon City “KINGDOM" 22 Mar - 22 Mar Belfast
FEEDER - THE BEST OF TOUR & Support 22 Mar - 22 Mar Belfast
Kaz Hawkins - 2018 Irish Duo Tour featuring Sam York 22 Mar - 22 Mar Coleraine
Winder Wimin 23 Mar - 23 Mar Coleraine
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO.24 23 Mar - 23 Mar Belfast
COLIN MURPHY - SECOND SHOW - COOL FM COMEDY CLUB THE BALD AMBITION TOUR 23 Mar - 23 Mar Belfast
Paloma Faith 23 Mar - 23 Mar Belfast
Nathan Carter 24 Mar - 24 Mar Belfast
COLIN MURPHY: THE BALD AMBITION TOUR 24 Mar - 24 Mar Armagh
A Spectacular Evening of Karate & Music 24 Mar - 24 Mar Coleraine
ULTIMATE EAGLES THE HISTORY WORLD TOUR 25 Mar - 25 Mar Belfast
NO SUCH THING AS A FISH THE 2018 TOUR 27 Mar - 27 Mar Belfast
BRENDAN COLE - ALL NIGHT LONG 28 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Gary Numan & Support 28 Mar - 28 Mar Belfast
Unibet Premier League Darts 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Mary Black 30 Mar - 31 Mar Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: BRAHMS REQUIEM AT EASTER 30 Mar - 30 Mar Belfast
Britain's Got Talent & So Does Coleraine - Variety Night 30 Mar - 30 Mar Coleraine
The King is Back 31 Mar - 31 Mar Belfast
Jane Eyre 4 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
TOTO 7 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
DALISO CHAPONDA - WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID 7 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
Keywest & Support 7 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
DP Metal pres - Black Label Society & Guests 8 Apr - 8 Apr Belfast
DP Metal pres - Black Label Society Second show added due to demand 9 Apr - 9 Apr Belfast
42nd Street 10 Apr - 14 Apr Belfast
THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS 12 Apr - 14 Apr Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: ELGAR’S VIOLIN CONCERTO 13 Apr - 13 Apr Belfast
Chamber Philharmonic Europe 13 Apr - 13 Apr Coleraine
The Smyths 14 Apr - 14 Apr Belfast
Tokio Myers 14 Apr - 14 Apr Belfast
HARRY STYLES 16 Apr - 16 Apr Dublin
G4 - LIVE IN CONCERT SPECIAL GUESTS: MARGARET KEYS, OLI NEZ AND SORRELLI STRINGS 18 Apr - 18 Apr Belfast
Les Miserables (Schools Edition) 19 Apr - 27 Apr Coleraine
Showhawk Duo 20 Apr - 20 Apr Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: I LOVE ABBA 21 Apr - 21 Apr Belfast
MILTON JONES MILTON JONES IS OUT THERE 21 Apr - 21 Apr Belfast
Milton Jones 22 Apr - 22 Apr Dublin
THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW 22 Apr - 22 Apr Belfast
The Vamps 23 Apr - 23 Apr Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: MOZART WEEK JTI LUNCHTIME CONCERT 24 Apr - 24 Apr Belfast
Titanic The Musical 24 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO.17 27 Apr - 27 Apr Belfast
Chicago Blues Brothers 27 Apr - 27 Apr Belfast
The Alarm & Guests 28 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
Bowie Experience The Golden Years Tour 28 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
BOWIE EXPERIENCE – THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR 29 Apr - 29 Apr Londonderry
The Winslow Boy 1 May - 5 May Belfast
Ryan McMullan & Guests 4 May - 4 May Belfast
Fast & Furious Live 4 May - 6 May Belfast
Foster & Allen 5 May - 5 May Belfast
Lane 8: Little By Little Tour, Belfast 6 May - 6 May Belfast
Fat Friends 8 May - 11 May Belfast
NF 'Perception Tour' & Guests 9 May - 9 May Belfast
NF 'Perception Tour' & Guests 9 May - 9 May Belfast
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 9 May - 9 May Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: RAVEL’S PIANO CONCERTO 11 May - 11 May Belfast
DIRTY DC 12 May - 12 May Belfast
Gangsta Granny 16 May - 19 May Belfast
NARCOS: Capturing Pablo & Cali Cartel 16 May - 16 May Belfast
Rend Collective 19 May - 19 May Belfast
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 19 May - 19 May Belfast
The Simon & Garfunkel Story 2018 19 May - 19 May Coleraine
Rend Collective 20 May - 20 May Dublin
AUDIENCE WITH IAN WAITE & OTI MABUSE RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT 22 May - 22 May Belfast
Derren Brown - Underground 22 May - 26 May Belfast
Russell Brand 23 May - 23 May Dublin
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: SEASON GRAND FINALE 25 May - 25 May Belfast
Stars of Country 25 May - 25 May Coleraine
Game Of Thrones Live Concert Experience 25 May - 25 May Belfast
RUSSELL BRAND RE:BIRTH 26 May - 26 May Belfast
RUSSELL BRAND RE:BIRTH 26 May - 26 May Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: TWO COURSE LUNCH 29 May - 29 May Belfast
Michael McIntyre 2 Jun - 2 Jun Belfast
Maggie Yer Ma! 4 Jun - 16 Jun Belfast
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour 2018 8 Jun - 9 Jun Dublin
The Eva Cassidy Story 16 Jun - 16 Jun Coleraine
UK Subs 16 Jun - 16 Jun Belfast
LIAM GALLAGHER & GUESTS 16 Jun - 16 Jun belfast
CARL COX @ Belsonic Joseph Capriati, Peggy Gou, Ejeca, Schmutz 23 Jun - 23 Jun Belfast
Maggie's - Yer Ma! 27 Jun - 27 Jun Coleraine
Eugene Onegin 28 Jun - 30 Jun Belfast
The Wizard of Oz 26 Jul - 28 Jul Belfast
KEVIN & KAREN DANCE - THE LIVE TOUR 2018 28 Jul - 28 Jul Belfast
Evita 31 Jul - 11 Aug Belfast
Iron Maiden 2 Aug - 2 Aug Belfast
BIANCA DEL RIO BLAME IT ON BIANCA DEL RIO 4 Aug - 4 Aug Belfast
DP Metal pres - Dirty Rotten Imbeciles 10 Aug - 10 Aug Belfast
KASABIAN 20 Aug - 20 Aug Belfast
Flashdance 21 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
Walking With Dinosaurs 31 Aug - 2 Sep Belfast
The Belfast International Tattoo 2018 7 Sep - 8 Sep Belfast
Jersey Boys 11 Sep - 22 Sep Belfast
THE DREAMBOYS 15 Sep - 15 Sep Belfast
SHANIA TWAIN 26 Sep - 27 Sep Dublin
Cliff Richard 29 Sep - 29 Sep Dublin
Shania Twain 29 Sep - 29 Sep Belfast
Cliff Richard 30 Sep - 30 Sep Belfast
NOEL FITZPATRICK IS THE SUPERVET 6 Oct - 6 Oct Dublin
The Supervet - Welcome To My World 7 Oct - 7 Oct Belfast
Shrek 2018 9 Oct - 21 Oct Belfast
Cirque du Soleil Ovo 10 Oct - 14 Oct Dublin
Farmers Bash 12 Oct - 12 Oct Belfast
Lush Classical 2018 13 Oct - 13 Oct Belfast
Cirque Du Soleil OVO 17 Oct - 17 Oct Belfast
SARAH MILLICAN - CONTROL ENTHUSIAST 18 Oct - 18 Oct Belfast
JIMEOIN - RIDICULOUS COOL FM COMEDY CLUB 19 Oct - 19 Oct Belfast
JOOLS HOLLAND & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra 20 Oct - 20 Oct Dublin
Grease 24 Oct - 27 Oct Belfast
Jeff Lynne’s ELO 25 Oct - 25 Oct Dublin
Jeff Lynne's ELO 26 Oct - 26 Oct Belfast
ANDREA BOCELLI 30 Oct - 31 Oct Dublin
Kevin Bridges 2 Nov - 3 Nov Dublin
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 2 Nov - 3 Nov Belfast
JIMEOIN – RIDICULOUS 3 Nov - 3 Nov Londonderry
Kevin Bridges 7 Nov - 7 Nov Belfast
DEACON BLUE PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS 13 Nov - 13 Nov Belfast
Grigory Leps 17 Nov - 17 Nov Dublin
Walking with Dinosaurs 21 Nov - 23 Nov Dublin
Jack and the Beanstalk 1 Dec - 13 Jan Belfast
JIMEOIN 3 Dec - 3 Dec Londonderry
BRY & Guests 29 Dec - 29 Dec belfast
Professor Brian Cox Live 2019... 15 Feb - 15 Feb Belfast
Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 16 Feb - 16 Feb Dublin