Open House Festival kicks off this Sunday in Ward Park

Coming down from the mountains to entertain Bangor’s music lovers, this Sunday, August 4th a special Bluegrass Picnic featuring all-girl Canadian group “Oh My Darling” will be taking place at Ward Park.

Oh My Darling, the all girl bluegrass group hailing from Winnipeg, Canada who will be performing at the Bluegrass Picnic taking place this Sunday, 4th August in Ward Park, Bangor. This event will mark the opening of the Bangor 400 Open House Festival which will see arts activities taking place all around Bangor for the whole month of August.

In place of the usual Summer Entertainment concert, this special event will mark the opening of the Bangor 400 Open House Festival which will run throughout the whole month of August.

Hailing from Winnipeg Canada, don’t be fooled by their sweet names and faces, the Oh My Darling girls are seriously good musicians, each of them virtuoso musicians in their own right who make it look so easy! Their prairie roots mixed with southern twang and Franco-folk create an American musical melting pot brewed from dynamic vocals, brilliant claw-hammer banjo, inspired fiddling and grooving bass runs.

As well as your country soul, we’ll be taking care of your country stomach, with lots of food available for sale on site. Choose from delicious pulled pork, French crepes, ice-cream, eton mess, tea and coffee, candyfloss and sweets – something for everyone!

To keep the kids happy, there will be face-painting and balloon modelling with co-ordinated games and crafts taking place on site too.

Speaking about the event and The Open House Festival, Kieran Gilmore, Festival Director, said: “Bluegrass picnic is just one afternoon in a full month of arts activity. Throughout August we have ninety events taking place in venues around Bangor town centre, including music, film, comedy, exhibitions, walking tours, boat trips and much more. We’ve got international performers alongside local artists, and more than forty free and family events. We’d encourage people to pick up a free copy of our full colour 100 page programme from the Tourist Office or North Down Museum and get booking soon – events are starting to sell out.”

The Bluegrass Picnic has all the ingredients for a fun family day out so get down to Ward Park, this Sunday from 2pm – 5pm to get in on the action at this totally FREE event.  And don’t forget to pack your picnic!