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2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Belfast Festival!

Read first programme announcement (published 22 March 2022).

Read second programme announcement (published 10 June 2022).

Save the core festival dates: Wednesday 5 October to Sunday 6 November 2022.

The full programme will be revealed on Tuesday 9 August.

Add future festival dates to your diary and start planning for your visit to Belfast! The provisional dates for 2023:

  • 12 October – 29 October 2023

Where to stay Autumn 2022?

Stay, relax and soak up the atmosphere of our buzzing capital with luxury hotel group Hastings Hotels, who are our official accommodation partner.

What to see and do?

Check out the suggested places to eat, where to refresh with a drink, and places you may wish to explore during your visit to our festival.

See also suggested 5 day/4 night planners and itineraries:

Check the latest travel advice on NI Direct website 


Image copyright © Christopher Heaney Courtesy of Visit Belfast