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

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Paddy - The Musical 25 Sep - 26 Sep Londonderry
AGAINST THE CURRENT+ LET LIVE & BREEDER 26 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
Against The Current As It Is & Beach Weather 26 Sep - 26 Sep belfast
Celtic - The Musical 27 Sep - 1 Oct Londonderry
Andrea Bocelli Live 28 Sep - 28 Sep Dublin
Stars of Country 28 Sep - 28 Sep Armagh
Romeo and Juliet 28 Sep - 1 Oct Belfast
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE 29 Sep - 29 Sep Coleraine
Cymbeline 29 Sep - 29 Sep Armagh
Obie Trice & Support 30 Sep - 30 Sep Belfast
C E L T I C S O U L 1 Oct - 1 Oct Coleraine
Shine - Alan Fitzpatrick, B.Traits, Jimmy Edgar, Happa Space Dimension Controller, DSNT & Schmutz 1 Oct - 1 Oct Belfast
THE NEST 1 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
The Elvis Spectacular 1 Oct - 1 Oct Lisburn
Level 42 1 Oct - 1 Oct Belfast
The Mission 30th Anniversary Tour & Support 2 Oct - 2 Oct Belfast
TIM MCGARRY GOES OVER THE TOP 2 Oct - 2 Oct Belfast
Two Sore Legs 3 Oct - 8 Oct Belfast
Blood Brothers - The Musical 4 Oct - 4 Oct Londonderry
Chris Wise & The Hidden Revolution & Support 4 Oct - 4 Oct belfast
ULSTER UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LITERARY FESTIVAL 5 Oct - 7 Oct Coleraine
Grease 5 Oct - 8 Oct Armagh
Jamie Lawson 5 Oct - 5 Oct Belfast
Pinegrove & Support 5 Oct - 5 Oct Belfast
A Celebration of John Denver 7 Oct - 7 Oct Armagh
GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 7 Oct - 7 Oct Belfast
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD 8 Oct - 8 Oct Coleraine
Jeremy Loops & Support 9 Oct - 9 Oct Belfast
Nickelback 10 Oct - 10 Oct Belfast
Belfast International Arts Festival 11 Oct - 29 Oct Belfast
DP Metal pres - Pentagram The Atomic Bitchwax 11 Oct - 11 Oct Belfast
MACBETH 11 Oct - 11 Oct Coleraine
Ghost 11 Oct - 16 Oct Belfast
Belfast International Arts Festival 11 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
Buckcherry & Support 12 Oct - 12 Oct Belfast
King Lear 12 Oct - 12 Oct Armagh
TEDDY'S ZOO ADVENTURE 12 Oct - 12 Oct Coleraine
THE GLITTERBOMB TOUR - starring THE NUALAS 14 Oct - 14 Oct Coleraine
THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER 14 Oct - 15 Oct BELFAST
BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW NORTHERN IRELAND 14 Oct - 16 Oct Belfast
Ross Noble - Brain Dump 14 Oct - 14 Oct Belfast
Michael Kiwanuka & Support 14 Oct - 14 Oct Belfast
Ross Noble 15 Oct - 15 Oct Dublin
RALPH MCTELL 15 Oct - 15 Oct Belfast
Grease Party Nights 15 Oct - 15 Oct Belfast
THREE SISTERS 15 Oct - 12 Oct Belfast
THE BJORN IDENTITY 15 Oct - 15 Oct Coleraine
Lush! Classical Presents "20 Years of Dance Music" 15 Oct - 15 Oct Belfast
Sean Lock - Keep it Light 16 Oct - 16 Oct Londonderry
Starman - A David Bowie Celebration 16 Oct - 16 Oct Dublin
The Next Step 18 Oct - 18 Oct Dublin
SEAN LOCK - COOL FM COMEDY CLUB KEEP IT LIGHT 18 Oct - 18 Oct Belfast
Bear Grylls 18 Oct - 18 Oct Belfast
Macbeth 18 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
THE NEXT STEP 19 Oct - 19 Oct Belfast
THE NATHAN CARTER SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST LISA MCHUGH 20 Oct - 20 Oct Belfast
RUN TO THE ROCK - AMANDA COOGAN 20 Oct - 22 Oct BELFAST
FOSTER AND ALLEN 20 Oct - 20 Oct Coleraine
PETER CORRY 21 Oct - 21 Oct Coleraine
SLEAFORD MODS+ SUPPORT 21 Oct - 21 Oct Belfast
The Bjorn Identity 21 Oct - 21 Oct Lisburn
BAND OF FRIENDS 22 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
Jimeoin - Yeehaa 22 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND The music of James Taylor & Carole King 22 Oct - 22 Oct Coleraine
SMOKIE 23 Oct - 23 Oct Belfast
TALON - THE BEST OF EAGLES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY TOUR 2016 23 Oct - 23 Oct Belfast
Birdy 25 Oct - 25 Oct Dublin
The Addams Family 25 Oct - 29 Oct Belfast
TAYLOR MAC 25 Oct - 26 Oct Belfast
BECKETT'S LAST ACT 27 Oct - 27 Oct Coleraine
The Entertainer 27 Oct - 27 Oct Armagh
HAL CRUTTENDEN: STRAIGHT OUTTA CRUTTENDEN 27 Oct - 27 Oct Belfast
AUGUSTINES 28 Oct - 28 Oct Belfast
Status Quo 28 Oct - 28 Oct Belfast
Hal Cruttenden 28 Oct - 28 Oct Londonderry
JAMES BLAKE & Support 28 Oct - 28 Oct Belfast
FEMALE GOTHIC 29 Oct - 29 Oct Coleraine
FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT WITH TAYLOR MAC 29 Oct - 29 Oct belfast
Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden 29 Oct - 29 Oct Armagh
Kate Rusby 30 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
DOUG ALLAN – IN THE COMPANY OF GIANTS 30 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
Killing Joke & Guets 31 Oct - 31 Oct Belfast
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 31 Oct - 5 Nov Belfast
JUSTIN BIEBER 1 Nov - 2 Nov Dublin
Tom Odell 1 Nov - 1 Nov Dublin
LOUDON WAINRIGHT III+ CHAIM TANNENBAUM 2 Nov - 2 Nov Belfast
DAMIEN O'KANE in concert 2 Nov - 2 Nov Coleraine
CLOWN NOIR 3 Nov - 3 Nov Coleraine
Celebrating Cilla 3 Nov - 3 Nov Newtownabbey
Forbidden Nights 3 Nov - 3 Nov Londonderry
Buzzcocks 40th Anniversary Tour & Guests 4 Nov - 4 Nov Belfast
Celebrating Cilla 4 Nov - 4 Nov Londonderry
THE ELVIS SPECTACULAR 4 Nov - 4 Nov Coleraine
BELL X1 4 Nov - 4 Nov Belfast
MARK WATSON - "I'M NOT HERE" TOUR 2016 5 Nov - 5 Nov Belfast
HERETICS AND HEAD THE BALLS! 5 Nov - 5 Nov Coleraine
Teleman & Support 5 Nov - 5 Nov Belfast
Jimeoin - Yeehaa! 5 Nov - 5 Nov Londonderry
Jake Bugg 5 Nov - 5 Nov Dublin
The Elvis Spectacular 5 Nov - 5 Nov Armagh
Boogie Nights - The 70s Show 6 Nov - 6 Nov Londonderry
Sister Act 7 Nov - 12 Nov Belfast
KENNY ROGERS 7 Nov - 7 Nov Dublin
Deacon Blue 8 Nov - 8 Nov Dublin
AIDA 8 Nov - 8 Nov Belfast
Kenny Rogers 8 Nov - 8 Nov Belfast
NUTCRACKER 8 Nov - 8 Nov Coleraine
Bastille 9 Nov - 9 Nov Belfast
THOMAS RHETT 9 Nov - 9 Nov Belfast
DEACON BLUE 9 Nov - 9 Nov Belfast
The Nutcracker 9 Nov - 9 Nov Armagh
Divided by History, United by Music 10 Nov - 10 Nov Londonderry
ALABAMA 3 20 Years of Alabama 3 Tour 11 Nov - 11 Nov Belfast
JIMMY CARR - COOL FM COMEDY CLUB 11 Nov - 11 Nov Belfast
BARBARA DICKSON 11 Nov - 11 Nov Coleraine
THE INDIANS 12 Nov - 12 Nov Coleraine
Picture This 12 Nov - 12 Nov Dublin
WALKING ON CARS Add 12 Nov - 12 Nov Dublin
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour 12 Nov - 12 Nov Londonderry
Ugly Kid Joe & Guests 12 Nov - 12 Nov Belfast
Romesh Ranganathan 13 Nov - 13 Nov Dublin
JIMMY CARR - COOL FM COMEDY CLUB 13 Nov - 13 Nov Belfast
Rod Stewart 14 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
When The Bogside Spinster Met The Carndonagh Stud 16 Nov - 19 Nov Londonderry
Pierre Bensusan 16 Nov - 16 Nov Belfast
LAKE STREET DIVE 16 Nov - 16 Nov Belfast
Michael Nyman 17 Nov - 17 Nov Dublin
Steve Gunn & Nathan Bowles 17 Nov - 17 Nov belfast
A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS 18 Nov - 18 Nov Coleraine
THE ESKIES 18 Nov - 18 Nov Belfast
Phil Coulter - Festive Recollections 18 Nov - 18 Nov Newtownabbey
An Evening of Burlesque 18 Nov - 18 Nov Dublin
Don Giovanni 18 Nov - 19 Nov Belfast
Rod Stewart 18 Nov - 18 Nov Dublin
Graham Bonnet Band & Guests 19 Nov - 19 Nov Belfast
The Entertainer 19 Nov - 19 Nov Londonderry
SOLO 19 Nov - 19 Nov Coleraine
THIS FILTHY WORLD WITH JOHN WATERS 19 Nov - 19 Nov Belfast
EDEN & Guests 20 Nov - 20 Nov Belfast
CARA DILLON 20 Nov - 20 Nov Belfast
Christmas Gothic 20 Nov - 20 Nov Londonderry
ADAM HILLS - CLOWN HEART - COOL FM COMEDY CLUB 20 Nov - 20 Nov Belfast
PAUL SIMON 21 Nov - 21 Nov Dublin
Avatar & Support 21 Nov - 21 Nov belfast
JESS GLYNNE 22 Nov - 22 Nov Dublin
Professor Brian Cox 22 Nov - 22 Nov Dublin
The Witches of Eastwick 22 Nov - 26 Nov Belfast
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap 22 Nov - 26 Nov Londonderry
PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE 23 Nov - 23 Nov Belfast
ALADDIN - THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME 25 Nov - 8 Jan Belfast
Electric 6 & Support 25 Nov - 25 Nov Belfast
The Wedding Present & Support 26 Nov - 26 Nov Belfast
Biffy Clyro + guests 27 Nov - 27 Nov Belfast
ROMESH RANGANATHAN - COOL FM COMEDY CLUB 27 Nov - 27 Nov Belfast
DR. HOOK STARRING DENNIS LOCORRIERE - TIMELESS WORLD TOUR 28 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Dr Hook 29 Nov - 29 Nov Dublin
MARY COUGHLAN 1 Dec - 1 Dec Belfast
SPAMALOT 1 Dec - 3 Dec Coleraine
Cinderella 2 Dec - 31 Dec Londonderry
Sean Lock 2 Dec - 2 Dec Dublin
Elton John 2 Dec - 2 Dec Belfast
Red Hot Chilli Pipers 2 Dec - 2 Dec Londonderry
Red Hot Chilli Pipers 3 Dec - 3 Dec Belfast
Cinderella 3 Dec - 15 Jan Belfast
PIERCE THE VEILPLUS SUPPORT 4 Dec - 4 Dec Belfast
Pierce The Veil letlive & Creeper 4 Dec - 4 Dec belfast
PASSENGER SUPPORT: GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV 4 Dec - 4 Dec Belfast
ROBINSON CRUSOE AND HIS DARING CARIBBEAN PIRATES! 5 Dec - 10 Dec Coleraine
Foy Vance 5 Dec - 5 Dec Belfast
Last Orders At The Rough Diamond 6 Dec - 31 Dec Armagh
Andre Rieu 8 Dec - 8 Dec Dublin
Selena Gomez 8 Dec - 8 Dec Dublin
The Strypes 8 Dec - 8 Dec Dublin
GAVIN JAMES 9 Dec - 9 Dec Dublin
PLACEBO 10 Dec - 10 Dec Dublin
Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational 10 Dec - 10 Dec Londonderry
Grigory Leps 11 Dec - 11 Dec Dublin
Trailer Park Boys 12 Dec - 12 Dec Dublin
PHIL COULTER - FESTIVE REFLECTIONS 13 Dec - 13 Dec Coleraine
Nathan Carter - Christmas Show 2016 14 Dec - 14 Dec Londonderry
JANET DEVLIN 14 Dec - 14 Dec Belfast
The Ugly Sisters & Yer Wan 16 Dec - 8 Jan Dublin
Chas and Dave 17 Dec - 17 Dec Belfast
Beartooth & Guests 17 Dec - 17 Dec Belfast
BELFAST MOD/SKA FESTIVALFEAT: NEVILLE STAPLE BAND, SECRET AFFAIR & DOG HOUSE BELFAST SKA 17 Dec - 17 Dec Belfast
Deirdre O' Kane - 1Dee 17 Dec - 17 Dec Armagh
The Priests - The Everglades Hotel 19 Dec - 19 Dec Londonderry
Adrian Knight – Hypnotism and Comedian (Everglades Hotel) 22 Dec - 22 Dec Londonderry
NIK KERSHAW AND SPECIAL GUESTS GO WEST 22 Dec - 22 Dec Belfast
FLASH HARRY 27 Dec - 27 Dec Belfast
The Fureys Live in Concert 27 Dec - 27 Dec Londonderry
IRELAND'S SHOWBANDS - DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN? 28 Dec - 30 Dec Belfast
The High Kings 28 Dec - 28 Dec Armagh
The Pat McManus Band 29 Dec - 29 Dec Armagh
Johnny Cash and June Carter (The Everglades Hotel) 29 Dec - 29 Dec Londonderry
Christmas Country Showtime With The Stars 30 Dec - 30 Dec Armagh
Ireland's Showbands - Do You Come Here Often? 4 Jan - 6 Jan Londonderry
Friends In Low Places - The Garth Brooks Story 6 Jan - 6 Jan Armagh
Neil Delamere 7 Jan - 8 Jan Armagh
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS 10 Jan - 10 Jan Dublin
The Johnny Cash Roadshow 11 Jan - 11 Jan Londonderry
Marvel Universe Live 12 Jan - 15 Jan Belfast
ANNIE 19 Jan - 4 Feb Coleraine
Black Sabbath 20 Jan - 20 Jan Dublin
David Meade 2017 Tour 21 Jan - 21 Jan Lisburn
SLEEPING BEAUTY CONNFIDANCE BALLET 22 Jan - 22 Jan Belfast
The Commitments 23 Jan - 28 Jan Belfast
The Full Monty 30 Jan - 4 Feb Belfast
The Blues Brothers 2 Feb - 2 Feb Londonderry
Bowie Experience 3 Feb - 3 Feb Londonderry
THE FUREYS - LEGENDS OF IRISH MUSIC AND SONG 4 Feb - 4 Feb Belfast
Hansel and Gretel -Ballet 8 Feb - 11 Feb Belfast
Tommy Fleming 10 Feb - 10 Feb Londonderry
MIKE & THE MECHANICS 11 Feb - 11 Feb Belfast
Mike & The Mechanics 12 Feb - 12 Feb Dublin
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage 13 Feb - 18 Feb Londonderry
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story 14 Feb - 18 Feb Belfast
Dirty Dancing 20 Feb - 25 Feb Belfast
http://www.ssearenabelfast.com/jack-whitehall 20 Feb - 20 Feb Belfast
BIANCA DEL RIO - NOT TODAY SATAN TOUR 20 Feb - 20 Feb Belfast
Jack Whitehall 21 Feb - 21 Feb Dublin
MIDGE URE & HIS MUSICIANS - SOMETHING FROM EVERYTHING TOUR 2017 22 Feb - 22 Feb Belfast
SEATS OF PLEASURE 24 Feb - 24 Feb Coleraine
Jo Caulfield 4 Mar - 4 Mar Londonderry
SCOTT BRADLEE'S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX 5 Mar - 5 Mar Belfast
Derek Ryan 9 Mar - 9 Mar Armagh
RICK ASTLEY '50' TOUR 2017 20 Mar - 20 Mar Belfast
Wonderland The Musical 21 Mar - 25 Mar Londonderry
ANTON AND ERIN 'SWING TIME' 25 Mar - 25 Mar Belfast
Lisa McHugh with special guest Gary Gamble 25 Mar - 25 Mar Armagh
Omid Djalili: Schmuck For a Night 27 Mar - 27 Mar Londonderry
Wonderland 27 Mar - 1 Apr Belfast
Russell Howard 28 Mar - 28 Mar Belfast
Kevin Bloody Wilson 9 Apr - 9 Apr Londonderry
The Wedding Singer 11 Apr - 15 Apr Belfast
The King is Back 16 Apr - 16 Apr Londonderry
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 18 Apr - 22 Apr Belfast
MAGIC OF MOTOWN - THE REACH OUT - 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 11 May - 11 May Belfast
ULSTER ORCHESTRA 2016/7 SEASON: ODE TO JOY: CELEBRATING 50 SEASONS! 20 May - 20 May Belfast
Sister Act 2017 14 Aug - 19 Aug Belfast
JOOLS HOLLAND 14 Oct - 14 Oct Dublin