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 SHADOW OF A GUNMAN 3 May - 6 Jun Belfast
Ulster Orchestra: The Grand Finale 22 May - 22 May Belfast
APRIL VERCH & BAND 22 May - 22 May Lisburn
Stewart Lee A Room With A Stew 22 May - 23 May Belfast
Colin Geddes 22 May - 22 May Fermanagh
Colin Geddis 22 May - 22 May Fermanagh
Clarkson, Hammond & May Live 22 May - 24 May Belfast
SOWETO SPIRITUAL SINGERS 22 May - 25 May Belfast
Sinatra Night With Balmoral Big Band 22 May - 22 May Armagh
The Nualas - Lock Up Your Husbands 22 May - 22 May Antrim
FINGERSTYLE COLLECTIVE 23 May - 23 May Belfast
WHOLE LOTTA VOLTAGE ACDC TRIBUTE 23 May - 23 May Belfast
THESE CHARMING MEN 23 May - 23 May Belfast
Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes 23 May - 23 May Armagh
Swans 24 May - 24 May Belfast
KATHLEEN TURNER 24 May - 24 May Belfast
Tommy Fleming 25 May - 25 May Cookstown
Anything Goes 25 May - 30 May Belfast
Crazy 26 May - 14 Jun Belfast
TORCHE 27 May - 27 May Belfast
Walking to The Ark by Carlo Gébler 27 May - 30 May Londonderry
Lisa McHugh In Concert 28 May - 28 May Fermanagh
OWEN O’NEILL 28 May - 28 May Lisburn
The Third Policeman 28 May - 28 May Antrim
The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 29 May - 30 May Antrim
ISLAND MUSIC CLUB – Homage to Blue Note Records 29 May - 29 May Lisburn
Ham Sandwich 29 May - 29 May Dublin
A Bit On The Funny Side 29 May - 30 May Armagh
Suzi Quatro 29 May - 29 May Belfast
Hudson Taylor 29 May - 29 May Derry~Londonderry
Ross Browne – Professional Idiot 29 May - 29 May Ballybofey
JP Harris & The Tough Choices 30 May - 30 May Ballybofey
RONNIE GREER BAND FEATURING GRAINNE DUFFY 30 May - 30 May Belfast
5 Seconds of Summer 30 May - 30 May Belfast
Anthony Toner 30 May - 30 May Fermanagh
An Evening With David Sedaris 31 May - 31 May Belfast
Tom Baxter & Guests 31 May - 31 May Belfast
R O X E T T E 1 Jun - 1 Jun Dublin
Don McLean - The American Troubadour 2 Jun - 2 Jun Londonderry
The Overtones 2 Jun - 2 Jun Dublin
Alan Carr 4 Jun - 7 Jun Dublin
Christy Moore With Mairtin O’Connor Band 5 Jun - 6 Jun Belfast
The Willis Clan 5 Jun - 5 Jun Armagh
Paul Casey 6 Jun - 6 Jun Londonderry
QUIRE 10 - Something Inside So Strong 6 Jun - 6 Jun Belfast
The Gaslight Anthem & Guests 7 Jun - 7 Jun Belfast
The Gaslight Anthem 8 Jun - 8 Jun Dublin
Ash & Guests 8 Jun - 8 Jun Belfast
One Night In Istanbul 9 Jun - 13 Jun Belfast
SOAK 10 Jun - 10 Jun Belfast
Getting To Know… And So I Watch You From Afar | 11 Jun - 11 Jun Belfast
Mamma Mia It's Murder 11 Jun - 13 Jun Belfast
PATRICK KIELTY 11 Jun - 11 Jun Lisburn
Patrick Kielty - Help 12 Jun - 12 Jun Belfast
An Evening With Amanda Palmer 14 Jun - 14 Jun Belfast
ANTEMASQUE 14 Jun - 14 Jun Belfast
Nathan Carter 14 Jun - 14 Jun Cookstown
RORY GALLAGHER STATUE FUNDRAISER 14 Jun - 14 Jun Belfast
MY FAIR LADIES 15 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
MY FAIR LADIES 15 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
The Business of Murder 16 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
Mamma Mia! 16 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
Black Stone Cherry & Guests 17 Jun - 17 Jun Belfast
Patrick Kielty - Help 18 Jun - 18 Jun Armagh
Christy Moore with Mairtin O’Connor Band 19 Jun - 20 Jun Londonderry
A Musical Night at the Movies 19 Jun - 19 Jun Antrim
The Last Five Years 19 Jun - 19 Jun newtownabbey
The Go! Team & Guests 19 Jun - 19 Jun Belfast
Black Grape & Alias Kid 20 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
DP Metal Pres - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & Guests 20 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
KINGS OF LYON 20 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
FLEETWOOD MAC - On With The Show 20 Jun - 20 Jun Dublin
ASIWYFA - ONLY NI SHOW OF 2015 20 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
The Who 21 Jun - 21 Jun Belfast
RON SEXSMITH & GUESTS 22 Jun - 22 Jun Belfast
Puttin on the Ritz 23 Jun - 27 Jun Belfast
Yer Granny 23 Jun - 27 Jun Belfast
Visconti & Woodmansey 24 Jun - 24 Jun Dublin
DP Metal Pres - Eyehategod & Guests 24 Jun - 24 Jun Belfast
The Last Five Years 26 Jun - 4 Jul Belfast
Scala & Kolacny Brothers 27 Jun - 27 Jun Dublin
DP Metal Pres - Diamond Head Rabid Bitch of the North 27 Jun - 27 Jun Belfast
Neil Diamond 30 Jun - 1 Jul Belfast
‘The Holy Holy Bus’! 30 Jun - 10 Jul Belfast
The Tall Ships Races 2015 2 Jul - 5 Jul Belfast
The Secret Garden 2 Jul - 2 Jul Belfast
BUGGEDOut! - Waze & Odyssey, Jonas Rathsman Schmutz 3 Jul - 3 Jul Belfast
Neil Diamond 3 Jul - 3 Jul Dublin
GOONS 3 Jul - 3 Jul Belfast
The Stone Roses v OASIS: 4 Jul - 4 Jul Belfast
Country Comes to City 4 Jul - 4 Jul Londonderry
THE BOSS UK 4 Jul - 4 Jul Belfast
MAMMA MIA! - The Smash Hit Musical 7 Jul - 11 Jul Londonderry
Kevin Bridges - A Whole Different Story 17 Jul - 21 Jul Londonderry
Basinful of Briny 17 Jul - 18 Jul newtownabbey
THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE 18 Jul - 18 Jul Belfast
Oliver! 24 Jul - 1 Aug Belfast
Allo Allo 24 Jul - 25 Jul newtownabbey
The Merchant of Venice 25 Jul - 25 Jul Belfast
THE MODFATHERS 25 Jul - 25 Jul Belfast
The Merchant of Venice 25 Jul - 25 Jul Newtownabbey
Gulliver’s Travels 30 Jul - 1 Aug Belfast
THE BELFAST MAGIC FESTIVAL 31 Jul - 2 Aug Belfast
The Distortion Project presents Blues Pills & Support 31 Jul - 31 Jul Belfast
DP METAL PRES - HEADLESS KROSS Venus Sleeps, Slomatics, Tusks 1 Aug - 1 Aug Belfast
LEGEND - A TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY 1 Aug - 1 Aug Belfast
MARK DAMISCH 3 Aug - 3 Aug Belfast
The Sound of Music 4 Aug - 15 Aug Belfast
FLY ME TO THE MOON 6 Aug - 22 Aug Belfast
Stop It Nurse 7 Aug - 8 Aug newtownabbey
Romeo and Juliet the Ballet and West Side Story the Musical - Workshop 10 Aug - 10 Aug Belfast
The Murder Room 14 Aug - 15 Aug newtownabbey
BELSONIC 2015 15 Aug - 26 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 - RUDIMENTAL 15 Aug - 15 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 15 Aug - 26 Aug Belfast
Everyman 16 Aug - 16 Aug Belfast
Dancing Shoes - The George Best Story 19 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 - PALOMA FAITH PLUS GUESTS 20 Aug - 20 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 - STEREOPHONICS 21 Aug - 21 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 - ABOVE AND BEYOND 22 Aug - 22 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 - BASTILLE 25 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
Tyler, The Creator & Guests 25 Aug - 25 Aug Belfast
BELSONIC 2015 - ALL TIME LOW 26 Aug - 26 Aug Belfast
GOJIRA & Guests 27 Aug - 27 Aug Belfast
Bangor Worldwide 28 Aug - 28 Aug Belfast
Natural Causes 28 Aug - 29 Aug newtownabbey
Fly Me To The Moon 28 Aug - 28 Aug Armagh
Othello. 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
TENNENTS VITAL 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
CC HOULIHAN'S ELVIS 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
The Polyphonic Spree & Guests 1 Sep - 1 Sep Belfast
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1 Sep - 12 Sep Belfast
The Belfast Tattoo 4 Sep - 5 Sep Belfast
Separate Beds- Sam Cree 4 Sep - 5 Sep newtownabbey
50 Shades Of Red, White & Blue 5 Sep - 5 Sep Armagh
Gun & Guests 8 Sep - 8 Sep Belfast
Murdered to Death 11 Sep - 12 Sep newtownabbey
Andy Fairweather Low and The Lowriders 11 Sep - 11 Sep Belfast
FOUR FIGHTERS 12 Sep - 12 Sep Belfast
An Evening with Eckhart Tolle 12 Sep - 12 Sep Belfast
An Evening with Art Garfunkel 14 Sep - 14 Sep Belfast
50 Shades of Red, White and Blue 14 Sep - 15 Sep Belfast
An Evening with Art Garfunkel 14 Sep - 14 Sep Belfast
Two Sore Legs 17 Sep - 17 Sep Belfast
DP Metal Pres - W.A.S.P. & Guests 17 Sep - 17 Sep Belfast
Kathy Reichs 19 Sep - 19 Sep Belfast
Danko Jones & Guests 19 Sep - 19 Sep Belfast
Lord of the Flies 22 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
Del and Rodney - The Dinner Show 23 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
Daniel Sloss Dark Comedy Club at the Waterfront 24 Sep - 24 Sep Belfast
Second Honeymoon 25 Sep - 26 Sep newtownabbey
Wheatus 15th Anniversary Show & Guests 25 Sep - 25 Sep Belfast
DIRTY DC 26 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
The Doors Alive & Guests 26 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
MASTODON 28 Sep - 28 Sep Belfast
Annie Get Your Gun 28 Sep - 10 Oct Belfast
Legally Blonde 29 Sep - 3 Oct Belfast
Don McLean The American Troubador 30 Sep - 30 Sep Belfast
Bill Bailey - Limboland 1 Oct - 1 Oct Dublin
THE ORB [LIVE] & Guests 2 Oct - 2 Oct Belfast
The Bootleg Beatles 3 Oct - 3 Oct Belfast
Bill Bailey - Limboland 4 Oct - 4 Oct Belfast
Jason Byrne 4 Oct - 4 Oct Belfast
Nathan Carter 7 Oct - 7 Oct Armagh
'Weird Al' Yankovic & Support 7 Oct - 7 Oct Belfast
Cast & Guests 9 Oct - 9 Oct Belfast
EDITORS & Guests 9 Oct - 9 Oct Belfast
LULU 10 Oct - 10 Oct Belfast
The Tribute to the Big Band Era 11 Oct - 11 Oct Belfast
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 12 Oct - 17 Oct Belfast
Legends & Young Guns of Country 14 Oct - 14 Oct Belfast
Hamlet 15 Oct - 15 Oct Belfast
The Bjorn Identity 16 Oct - 16 Oct Belfast
Handbag Positive by Donna O`Connor 16 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
Rod and a Touch of Tina 17 Oct - 17 Oct Belfast
One Direction 20 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
Henry V 21 Oct - 21 Oct Belfast
Ronnie Greer and his Band 23 Oct - 23 Oct newtownabbey
The Drifters The Rebranded Tour 2015 23 Oct - 23 Oct Belfast
Josef Locke- A Grand Adventure By Felicity McCall 23 Oct - 24 Oct Londonderry
Jimeoin - Is It ? 24 Oct - 24 Oct Belfast
HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN 24 Oct - 24 Oct Belfast
Glenn Miller Orchestra 25 Oct - 25 Oct Belfast
The Waterboys 26 Oct - 26 Oct Londonderry
The Waterboys 27 Oct - 27 Oct Belfast
Carry On Screaming - The Comedy Dinner Show 28 Oct - 21 Oct Belfast
Michael Palin Thirty Years Tour 30 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
Clubsound 30 Oct - 30 Oct Belfast
Belfast Film and Comic Con 31 Oct - 1 Nov Belfast
Waiting for Godot 31 Oct - 31 Oct Newtownabbey
Cara Dillon 1 Nov - 1 Nov Belfast
Ruby Wax Sane New World 3 Nov - 4 Nov Belfast
Swan Lake 4 Nov - 7 Nov Belfast
James Huish and his Band - 100 Years of Frank Sinatra 5 Nov - 6 Nov newtownabbey
Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment 5 Nov - 8 Nov Belfast
JIMEOIN – IS IT…?! 7 Nov - 7 Nov Londonderry
Frances Black and Kieran Goss 7 Nov - 7 Nov Dublin
Sweet with Special Guests Mud II 7 Nov - 7 Nov Belfast
WWE Live 10 Nov - 10 Nov Belfast
Y&T Sweet Savage 11 Nov - 11 Nov Belfast
Y&T & Guests 11 Nov - 11 Nov Belfast
The Johnny Cash Roadshow 12 Nov - 12 Nov Ballybofey
Pam Ann: Queen of the Sky Comedy Club at the Waterfront 12 Nov - 12 Nov Belfast
Michael McIntrye 13 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
Stiff Little Fingers 14 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh 14 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
THE NORTHERN IRELAND MUSIC PRIZE 2014 15 Nov - 15 Nov Belfast
Paul Weller 16 Nov - 16 Nov Belfast
White Christmas the Musical 17 Nov - 21 Nov Belfast
Imagine Dragons 17 Nov - 17 Nov Belfast
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS & Special Guests 21 Nov - 21 Nov Belfast
Clutch & Guests 21 Nov - 21 Nov Belfast
The Fureys 21 Nov - 21 Nov Newtownabbey
Russell Watson Up Close and Personal 24 Nov - 24 Nov Belfast
Kevin Bridges 25 Nov - 29 Nov Dublin
Alan Carr 26 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Festival of Hockey 27 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Electric Six & Guests 27 Nov - 27 Nov Belfast
Snow White - PANTOMIME 28 Nov - 10 Jan Belfast
Kevin Bridges 28 Nov - 30 Nov Belfast
One Man Breaking Bad - The Unauthorised Parody 28 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Legends of Irish Music & Song 28 Nov - 28 Nov Lisburn
Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour 1 Dec - 1 Dec Belfast
Simply Red 2 Dec - 2 Dec Belfast
Basil and Co. The Dinner show 2 Dec - 5 Dec Belfast
Andre Rieu 3 Dec - 3 Dec Belfast
New Irish Arts presents Ireland in Christmas Praise 4 Dec - 4 Dec Belfast
Def Leppard, Whitesnake + Guests Black Star Riders 7 Dec - 7 Dec Belfast
http://www.odysseyarena.com/how-now-mrs-brown-cow 8 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
Slade Featuring Dave Hill, Don Powell, Mal McNulty, John Berry and guests 8 Dec - 8 Dec Belfast
Murder at the panto - The comedy dinner show 9 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
Alan Carr - Yap, Yap, Yap! 10 Dec - 12 Dec Londonderry
The Selecter & Guests 12 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
The Selecter & Guests 12 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
Bay City Rollers Starring Les McKeown plus guests 13 Dec - 13 Dec Belfast
Cool FM Christmas Live 2015 (Jingle Ball) 13 Dec - 13 Dec Belfast
Manic Street Preachers 13 Dec - 13 Dec Dublin
HOW NOW MRS BROWN COW 15 Dec - 19 Dec Dublin
Ted and Co - The Dinner Show 15 Dec - 19 Dec Belfast
CAROUSEL 19 Dec - 19 Dec Belfast
THE HIGH KINGS 19 Dec - 20 Dec Cookstown
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 20 Dec - 20 Dec Belfast
Christmas with The Priests 2015 20 Dec - 20 Dec Belfast
Bad Manners & Guests 29 Dec - 29 Dec Belfast
The King Is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis 28 Jan - 28 Jan Belfast
Give My Head Peace 29 Feb - 5 Feb Belfast
Avenue Q The Musical 8 Mar - 12 Mar Belfast
Dynamo 9 Mar - 10 Mar Belfast
Sarah Millican Outsider 10 Jun - 10 Jun Belfast