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Stars align to support live online festival from Glenarm Castle

Alexandra Burke, Nadine Coyle, Nathan Carter and Pat Sharp are just some of the stars who will broadcast live from Glenarm Castle and into your home online, Saturday 18th July, from 1pm, as part of HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at Home’in partnership with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

Getting ready for Homefest ‘Camp Dalfest at Home’ with their HOMEFEST goodie pack and glamping experience were, from left, Evvie Bishop and Helena McDonnell.

A feast of music and created for families, HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at Home’ is Dalfest’s digital response to ensure the spirit of this hugely popular festival is kept alive until it returns next year. 

Record numbers attended the festival in 2019 which included Fleur East and Peter Andre.

Coming live from Glenarm Castle, festival goers will enjoy hearing from host Stephen Mulhern who will introduce the headline acts, as well as many other music acts, including NI performers such as Dea Matrona, Anna’s Number and Songbirds. 

Kids will love Singalong with children’s TV megastar Justin, bedtime stories with Eamonn Holmes and a garden party with legacy children’s show The Sooty Show Live plus much more. To close the evening everyone will be treated to a huge fireworks display.

Festival fans can watch HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at home’ for free online with the option of purchasing a £20 non-compulsory virtual festival ticket which will go towards the cost of the event.

Purchasers of a virtual ticket will be entered into competition draws which will be running throughout the event.

To add to the ‘festival at home’ experience why not order a Homefest festival pack from food and drink to merchandise, which will be delivered to you in advance. Or why not go full festival and hire a luxurious glamping tent from official festival suppliers Yippee Tents who will arrange to attend your home and set up the experience for you.

Looking forward to HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at Home’ Nigel Campbell, Festival Director, said:

“The past few months have been an incredibly challenging time for everyone and whilst it is disappointing that we cannot welcome festival goers to the site this year, we were still very keen to bring a safe festival experience for everyone to enjoy. 

"We are delighted to announce our first digital festival – HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at Home’  - in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. We hope that everyone will join us from the safety of their own home as we broadcast live on a digital channel for the first time ever! 

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partner Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, all our sponsors, supporters and everyone who has supported us over the years. We are still here and we are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the festival site in the future.”

Festival fans get ready as this year’s Dalriada Festival, Northern Ireland’s biggest family festival, will stream live online from Glenarm Castle and into homes as HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at home’ in partnership with MEABC

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Peter Johnston, said:“We are delighted to have partnered with Glenarm Castle to host the first HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at home’ – a weekend packed with activities, performances, music and storytelling. 

"I congratulate the organisers on securing a superb line-up of family friendly entertainment, which will appeal to all ages throughout our borough, across Northern Ireland and further afield. The last few months have been incredibly difficult and challenging for us all. 

"It is more important than ever that when we have the opportunity to bring some light and hope, that we do that. Dalfest is rightly renowned as Northern Ireland’s top festival, drawing in tens of thousands of fans and really placing Mid and East Antrim on the map as the ideal place to visit and stay. 

"This year’s HomeFest promises top-class entertainment for our residents, while also promoting and showcasing the many gems we have to offer in our borough as we all #RediscoverMEA this summer.”

HOMEFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at home’is proudly supported by Brighter Futures, Hallidays, Randox Health and Forestside. Official media partners: Downtown, Downtown Country and Cool FM. Charity partners: Age NI and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

HOMFEST ‘Camp Dalfest at Home’will come live to your home online on Saturday 18th July from 1pm.

Visit www.dalriadafestival.co.uk for information on the digital link to the festival, ordering Homefest packs or ‘festival at home’ glamping experience. Also, visit Dalriada Festival Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #DALFESTathome #RediscoverMEA.