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

THE COLLEEN BAWN 7 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
Les Miserables (Schools Edition) 19 Apr - 27 Apr Coleraine
Titanic The Musical 24 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
THE GOOD FATHER 24 Apr - 25 Apr Belfast
Legends of American Country 25 Apr - 25 Apr Newtownabbey
The Vamps 25 Apr - 25 Apr Dublin
TONY LAW 26 Apr - 26 Apr Belfast
Caritas In Concert 26 Apr - 26 Apr Fermanagh
Oíche Airneáil 26 Apr - 26 Apr Omagh
The Kings & Queens of Country 18 27 Apr - 27 Apr Omagh
One Hundred Years of 'Our Jimmy' 27 Apr - 27 Apr Fermanagh
NORAH 27 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
ON OUR WAY TO LISBON 27 Apr - 27 Apr Downpatrick
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO.17 27 Apr - 27 Apr Belfast
Chicago Blues Brothers 27 Apr - 27 Apr Belfast
NORAH 27 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
Jazz Club with The Martello Jazz Band 27 Apr - 27 Apr Armagh
The illegals & Niamh Kavanagh 28 Apr - 28 Apr Armagh
The Alarm & Guests 28 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
Bowie Experience The Golden Years Tour 28 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
Friends In Low Places - The Garth Brooks Story 28 Apr - 28 Apr Fermanagh
Neil Delamere 2018 28 Apr - 28 Apr Omagh
BRAND NEW FRIEND 28 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
Bubble Show for Adults Only 28 Apr - 28 Apr Belfast
ALAN IRWIN: AL THE BEST 29 Apr - 29 Apr Belfast
Roy Orbison In Dreams : Hologram Tour 29 Apr - 29 Apr Dublin
BOWIE EXPERIENCE – THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR 29 Apr - 29 Apr Londonderry
Classic Fantastic – Arco String Quartet 29 Apr - 29 Apr Armagh
Of Mice & Men Wage War, Sylar 30 Apr - 30 Apr Belfast
The Winslow Boy 1 May - 5 May Belfast
Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win 2 May - 2 May Newtownabbey
Neil Delamere Extra Show 2 May - 2 May Omagh
Tears for Fears 2 May - 2 May Dublin
CQAF-JOANNE MCNALLY – BITE ME 3 May - 3 May Belfast
CQAF-BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE SAVAGES 3 May - 3 May Belfast
It's Getting Harder and Harder for Me 3 May - 4 May Belfast
SEAMUS FOGARTY 3 May - 3 May Belfast
Albert Lee 4 May - 4 May Armagh
Ryan McMullan & Guests 4 May - 4 May Belfast
Fast & Furious Live 4 May - 6 May Belfast
Dad’s Army Radio Hour 4 May - 4 May Newtownabbey
Scooter 25 Years Wild & Wicked Tour 4 May - 4 May Belfast
Variety 5 May - 5 May Newtownabbey
The 4 Of Us 5 May - 5 May Fermanagh
PALMYRA 5 May - 5 May Belfast
CQAF- PETER PERRETT 5 May - 5 May Belfast
MK PRESENTS AREA 10 Add t 5 May - 5 May Dublin
Foster & Allen 5 May - 5 May Belfast
PEGGY SEEGER – BOOK TALK 5 May - 5 May Belfast
MARY GAUTHIER 5 May - 5 May Belfast
KIMMIE RHODES: RADIO DREAMS TOUR WITH BOB HARRIS 5 May - 5 May Belfast
It Runs In The Family 5 May - 5 May Armagh
!!! (CHK CHK CHK) 6 May - 6 May
Lane 8: Little By Little Tour, Belfast 6 May - 6 May Belfast
CQAF-NEIL YOUNG – JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST 6 May - 6 May Belfast
CQAF-STRANGE VICTORY & CQAF PRESENT JEFFREY LEWIS 6 May - 6 May Belfast
CQAF-PAUL DURCAN 7 May - 7 May Belfast
CQAF-THE DEEP DARK WOODS + SUPPORT FROM KACY AND CLAYTON 7 May - 7 May Belfast
CQAF-LIZ NUGENT 7 May - 7 May Belfast
CQAF-SYLVIA PLATH, YOUR WORDS ARE JUST DUST 7 May - 7 May Belfast
THE DEEP DARK WOODS 7 May - 7 May Belfast
AN EVENING WITH MOLLY TUTTLE & RACHEL BAIMAN 8 May - 8 May Belfast
KATE RUSBY 8 May - 8 May Belfast
Fat Friends 8 May - 11 May Belfast
CQAF-AN EVENING WITH MOLLY TUTTLE & RACHEL BAIMAN 8 May - 8 May Belfast
Man In The Moon 8 May - 12 May Belfast
CQAF-ROB NEWMAN’S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES 8 May - 8 May Belfast
CQAF-LINLEY HAMILTON: ‘MAKING OTHER ARRANGEMENTS’ ALBUM LAUNCH 9 May - 9 May Belfast
The Simon and Garfunkel Story 2018 9 May - 9 May Omagh
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
BRIDGET CHRISTIE 9 May - 9 May Belfast
BEANS ON TOAST – ‘SITTING ON A CHAIR’ TOUR 10 May - 10 May Belfast
WWE Live 2018 10 May - 10 May Belfast
CQAF-NEW VOICES – ANNEMARIE NÍ CHURREÁIN WITH WENDY ERSKINE 10 May - 10 May Belfast
CQAF-BEANS ON TOAST – ‘SITTING ON A CHAIR’ TOUR 10 May - 10 May Belfast
CQAF-THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE 11 May - 11 May Belfast
CQAF-THE PEE WEE ELLIS FUNK ASSEMBLY 11 May - 11 May Belfast
WWE LIVE 11 May - 11 May Dublin
Dominic Kirwan and Guests in Concert 11 May - 11 May Newtownabbey
BEN FOLDS AND A PIANO 11 May - 11 May Belfast
I’M WITH HER 11 May - 11 May Belfast
Boogie Wonderland: Sounds of the Seventies 11 May - 11 May Armagh
Connla In Concert 11 May - 11 May Armagh
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: RAVEL’S PIANO CONCERTO 11 May - 11 May Belfast
DIRTY DC 12 May - 12 May Belfast
Dominic Kirwan and Guests in Concert 12 May - 12 May Armagh
LOVERS: WINNERS & LOSERS 12 May - 10 Jun Belfast
LOVERS: WINNERS & LOSERS 12 May - 10 Jun Belfast
Cash Returns 18 12 May - 12 May Omagh
CQAF-WILL CARRUTHERS 12 May - 12 May Belfast
CQAF-GO BETWEENS – RIGHT HER 12 May - 12 May Belfast
CQAF-KING CREOSOTE 12 May - 12 May Belfast
CQAF-BONE MACHINE PLAY THE MUSIC OF TOM WAITS 12 May - 12 May Belfast
CQAF-CONNLA 13 May - 13 May Belfast
CQAF- CONOR CALDWELL SOLO ALBUM LAUNCH 13 May - 13 May Belfast
CQAF-LUISA OMIELAN: POLITICS FOR BITCHES (PREVIEW) 13 May - 13 May Belfast
Bright Colours Only 16 May - 16 May Belfast
RALPH ALESSI QUINTET FT. RAVI COLTRANE 16 May - 16 May Belfast
Dominic Kirwan and Guests in Concert 16 May - 16 May Fermanagh
NARCOS: Capturing Pablo & Cali Cartel 16 May - 16 May Belfast
NARCOS: Capturing Pablo & Cali Cartel 16 May - 16 May Belfast
Gangsta Granny 16 May - 19 May Belfast
MUMS NIGHT OUT WITH THE SCUMMY MUMMIES 17 May - 17 May Belfast
Sean Keane In Concert 18 May - 18 May Fermanagh
The Kilkennys 18 May - 18 May Armagh
Jukebox Jive Show With The Soda Popz 19 May - 19 May Armagh
Family Fever by Sam Cree 19 May - 19 May Armagh
The Simon & Garfunkel Story 2018 19 May - 19 May Coleraine
Rend Collective 19 May - 19 May Belfast
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 19 May - 19 May Belfast
SHADOWS AND LIGHT – THE SONGS AND STORIES OF JONI MITCHELL 19 May - 19 May Belfast
Rend Collective 20 May - 20 May Dublin
Nadine Coyle & Guests 20 May - 20 May Belfast
Bryan Adams 21 May - 22 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
Beck & Yeah Yeah Yeahs 23 May - 23 May Dublin
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience 24 May - 24 May Dublin
Offside 24 May - 26 May Belfast
XYLOURIS WHITE 24 May - 24 May Belfast
A Night with the Stars 24 May - 24 May Fermanagh
The Lamplight Sessions - The 4 Of Us 25 May - 25 May newtownabbey
DEMI LOVATO 25 May - 25 May Dublin
Stars of Country 25 May - 25 May Coleraine
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: SEASON GRAND FINALE 25 May - 25 May Belfast
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
Bulgarian Cultural Concert 26 May - 26 May Armagh
The Kilkennys In Concert 26 May - 26 May Fermanagh
BLUE ROSE CODE 28 May - 28 May Belfast
Thirty Seconds To Mars 29 May - 29 May Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2017/8 SEASON: TWO COURSE LUNCH 29 May - 29 May Belfast
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 May - 30 May Dublin
The Nature of Forgetting 31 May - 3 Jun Belfast
Summer Night with The Stars 31 May - 31 May Armagh
A Doll’s House 1 Jun - 1 Jun Armagh
Adrian Knight Hypnotist Show 2 Jun - 2 Jun Armagh
Michael McIntyre 2 Jun - 2 Jun Belfast
SHINE - NINA KRAVIZ, DENSE & PIKA, LUCY PHIL KIERAN, SCHMUTZ, KAPOOR 2 Jun - 2 Jun Belfast
Maggie Yer Ma! 4 Jun - 16 Jun Belfast
BILL BURR 5 Jun - 5 Jun Dublin
Maeve Binchy's Minding Frankie 6 Jun - 10 Jun Belfast
ANTHONY MARSDEN / MISCAST 6 Jun - 6 Jun Belfast
Avenged Sevenfold 6 Jun - 6 Jun Belfast
EXHIBITION- REBEKAH MCBRIDE; DEAD CANVASES 7 Jun - 7 Jun Belfast
The Magic Numbers 7 Jun - 7 Jun Belfast
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour 2018 8 Jun - 9 Jun Dublin
Tina – Simply the Best 9 Jun - 9 Jun Belfast
Celtic Soul 9 Jun - 9 Jun newtownabbey
FRANK CARSON: REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE 13 Jun - 30 Jun Belfast
DANNY BRYANT 13 Jun - 13 Jun Belfast
American Idiot – Green Day Musical 13 Jun - 13 Jun Armagh
GIRLS NAMES 15 Jun - 15 Jun Belfast
UK SubsSUPPORT FROM THE DEFECTS & BUCK EEJIT 16 Jun - 16 Jun Belfast
Kaz Hawkins 16 Jun - 16 Jun Armagh
The Eva Cassidy Story 16 Jun - 16 Jun Coleraine
UK Subs 16 Jun - 16 Jun Belfast
LIAM GALLAGHER & GUESTS 16 Jun - 16 Jun belfast
PICTURE THIS 17 Jun - 17 Jun Belfast
THE STRONGMAN OF THE KREMLIN – A FACULTY LECTURE 17 Jun - 17 Jun Belfast
HOT DONKEY – PAUL CURRIE EDINBURGH PREVIEW SHOW 17 Jun - 17 Jun Belfast
Maggie Yer Ma 20 Jun - 20 Jun Armagh
TIMMY TRUMPET PLUS GUEST W&W 21 Jun - 21 Jun Belfast
Ballroom Blitz 22 Jun - 22 Jun Belfast
Maggie - Yer Ma! 22 Jun - 22 Jun Downpatrick
Maggie Yer Ma 23 Jun - 23 Jun Omagh
Raised on Rock 23 Jun - 23 Jun Belfast
CARL COX @ Belsonic Joseph Capriati, Peggy Gou, Ejeca, Schmutz 23 Jun - 23 Jun Belfast
THE SCRIPT PLUS GUEST GAVIN JAMES 24 Jun - 24 Jun Belfast
Maggie Yer Ma! 25 Jun - 26 Jun Newtownabbey
ROGER WATERS US + THEM 26 Jun - 27 Jun Dublin
Maggie's - Yer Ma! 27 Jun - 27 Jun Coleraine
Eugene Onegin 28 Jun - 30 Jun Belfast
The Summer Country Show 28 Jun - 28 Jun Newtownabbey
THE ICONETTES & THE HITZVILLES 28 Jun - 28 Jun Belfast
BELFAST CITY BLUES FESTIVAL PRESENTS: DR FEELGOOD 29 Jun - 29 Jun Belfast
Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years 29 Jun - 29 Jun Downpatrick
ERIC PRYDZ presents HOLO 30 Jun - 30 Jun Belfast
Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years performed by Bookends 30 Jun - 30 Jun newtownabbey
BELFAST CITY BLUES FESTIVAL PRESENTS: THE 10TH ANNUAL RORY GALLAGHER DAY 30 Jun - 30 Jun Belfast
THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE 30 Jun - 30 Jun Belfast
BELFAST CITY BLUES FESTIVAL PRESENTS: A TRIBUTE TO PHIL LYNOTT & THIN LIZZY 1 Jul - 1 Jul Belfast
THE BOSS UK 7 Jul - 7 Jul Belfast
New Pagans 21 Jul - 21 Jul Belfast
The Coronas 21 Jul - 21 Jul Dublin
The Wizard of Oz 26 Jul - 28 Jul Belfast
PAPERBOY 27 Jul - 29 Jul Belfast
KEVIN & KAREN DANCE - THE LIVE TOUR 2018 28 Jul - 28 Jul Belfast
Evita 31 Jul - 11 Aug Belfast
Evita 31 Jul - 11 Aug Belfast
West Side Story 31 Jul - 4 Aug Newtownabbey
Iron Maiden 2 Aug - 2 Aug Belfast
BIANCA DEL RIO BLAME IT ON BIANCA DEL RIO 4 Aug - 4 Aug Belfast
LEGEND: A TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY 4 Aug - 4 Aug Belfast
DP Metal pres - Dirty Rotten Imbeciles 10 Aug - 10 Aug Belfast
STEVEN PAGE 13 Aug - 13 Aug Belfast
JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN 14 Aug - 14 Aug Belfast
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN LIVE AGAIN!’ 17 Aug - 17 Aug Dublin
SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED + NIC FANCIULLI & PSYCATRON 18 Aug - 18 Aug Belfast
Britney Spears "Piece of me Tour" 20 Aug - 20 Aug Dublin
KASABIAN 20 Aug - 20 Aug Belfast
Flashdance 21 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
KEVIN HART – THE IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR 21 Aug - 21 Aug Dublin
Flashdance 21 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
Rag'N'Bone Man at CHSq & Guests 24 Aug - 24 Aug Belfast
CHSq - Stiff Little Fingers 25 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
CC HOULIHAN’S ELVIS 25 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
The History of the Peace (accordin' to my Ma) 27 Aug - 1 Sep 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
Wooden Shjips 17 Sep - 17 Sep Belfast
SHANIA TWAIN 26 Sep - 27 Sep Dublin
Donna Taggart 28 Sep - 28 Sep Armagh
Cliff Richard 29 Sep - 29 Sep Dublin
Shania Twain 29 Sep - 29 Sep Belfast
THREE TRAPPED TIGERS 29 Sep - 29 Sep Belfast
Cliff Richard 30 Sep - 30 Sep Belfast
Rigoletto 2 Oct - 6 Oct Belfast
NOEL FITZPATRICK IS THE SUPERVET 6 Oct - 6 Oct Dublin
The Supervet - Welcome To My World 7 Oct - 7 Oct Belfast
Kylie - Golden Tour 7 Oct - 7 Oct Dublin
LUCA STRICAGNOLI UK & IRELAND TOUR WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST MEG PFEIFFER 7 Oct - 7 Oct Belfast
Shrek 2018 9 Oct - 21 Oct Belfast
Cirque du Soleil Ovo 10 Oct - 14 Oct Dublin
LUCY SPRAGGAN 10 Oct - 10 Oct Belfast
Farmers Bash 12 Oct - 12 Oct Belfast
Lush Classical 2018 13 Oct - 13 Oct Belfast
The Elvis Spectacular 13 Oct - 13 Oct Newtownabbey
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
80s - 90s Disco 19 Oct - 19 Oct Dublin
JOOLS HOLLAND & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra 20 Oct - 20 Oct Dublin
BLOC PARTY - TO PERFORM SILENT ALARM 22 Oct - 22 Oct Dublin
JAMALI MADDIX: VAPE LORD 24 Oct - 24 Oct Belfast
Grease 24 Oct - 27 Oct Belfast
Jeff Lynne’s ELO 25 Oct - 25 Oct Dublin
THE KATE BUSH SONG BOOK40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WITH DEL PALMER 25 Oct - 25 Oct Belfast
Blues Fest 2018 26 Oct - 26 Oct Dublin
Eric Martin 26 Oct - 26 Oct Belfast
Jeff Lynne's ELO 26 Oct - 26 Oct Belfast
U2 27 Oct - 27 Oct Belfast
ANDREA BOCELLI 30 Oct - 31 Oct Dublin
OLD DOMINIONTHE HAPPY ENDINGS WORLD TOUR 1 Nov - 1 Nov Belfast
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
PEARL JEM 3 Nov - 3 Nov Belfast
U2 :: eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 5 Nov - 10 Nov Dublin
Kevin Bridges 7 Nov - 11 Nov Belfast
La Fille mal Gardee 7 Nov - 10 Nov Belfast
ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD 12 Nov - 12 Nov Belfast
The Band 13 Nov - 24 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
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics 25 Nov - 25 Nov Belfast
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND: THE MUSICAL 29 Nov - 5 Jan Belfast
Jack and the Beanstalk 1 Dec - 13 Jan Belfast
Def Leppard 2 Dec - 2 Dec Belfast
JIMEOIN 3 Dec - 3 Dec Londonderry
Ryan McMullan 21 Dec - 21 Dec
Ryan McMullan & Guests 21 Dec - 21 Dec Belfast
BRY & Guests 29 Dec - 29 Dec belfast
Fly Me to the Moon 21 Jan - 26 Jan Belfast
Professor Brian Cox Live 2019... 15 Feb - 15 Feb Belfast
Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 16 Feb - 16 Feb Dublin
Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 12 Jun - 13 Jun Dublin
The Kite Runner 18 Jun - 23 Jun Belfast