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Check out the latest news from Sunflowerfest.

Here It Is, The Day-by-day Of Everything Sunflowerfest 2017

Only a few weeks to go and so we are delighted to share our day-by-day breakdown of the artists and attractions across the weekend. Something for this year festival-goers to get truly excited about

Sunflowerfest Wants You!

It takes all sorts of people to prepare and manage an event of this scale and experience isn't always the most important thing, nor is youth. We are always in need of people who are keen to get involved creatively or gain experience in helping us shape our festival.

The Roots: Battle Of The Bands Dates Announced

Each year we are overwhelmed by the number of music applications we receive and the wealth of talent is astounding. Last years winners Paper Dogs tore up the main stage at the festival. Who will follow in their footsteps for 2017?

Second Stage Of Sunflowerfest Line-up Revealed…

So here it is, our second line-up announcement featuring a host of new bands and DJs alongside a diverse range of performances, partnerships, and attractions with something to appeal to every taste.

Sunflowerfest Focuses On The Family

Borne out of their own sons' musical pursuits at young ages, Sunflowerfest organisers, husband and wife, Michael and Vanessa Magowan have worked tirelessly over the past years to develop the leading family-friendly force in the local music and arts scene. Each year Sunflowerfest fosters a family-friendly spirit of community, co-creation and inclusivity which will be seen on Tubby's farm, 28th-30th July...

We're Hiring! Sunflowerfest Needs An Intern

Have you got the drive and enthusiasm to be part of our core team? Then we really would like to hear from you.

Your Chance To Win A Sunflowerfest Ticket For Life!

No need to rub your eyes, you read that right! An actual, factual ticket for life!

Sunflowerfest Shortlisted For Tourism Ni Award

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the Best Event or Festival Experience category at this year’s NI Tourism Awards. #NITA2017 – the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards celebrate the hard-work and innovation our NI creatives, the people who contribute to maintain our world-class reputation and inspire future generations. The Public Vote will run from Monday 24th April until Friday 5th May and you can vote HERE

Sunflowerfest Partners With Boojum

We are delighted to announce another surprise for festival-goers with a unique partnership with award-winning burrito bar Boojum. Credited with introducing Mexican street food to the Northern Ireland mainstream, Boojum’s iconic burritos will be a welcome addition to the buzzing festival atmosphere this year as the brand rolls in their food truck, The Boojmobile, and rolls out a large stretch marquee to be the hub of our unparalleled street-food-village experience.

Kartent Announcement - 30/3/2017

Every year, at most festivals world-wide, a lot of stuff gets left behind. To be expected? Sure. We have loads of initiaves dealing with our part. But could we do better? You wouldn't believe how many people are ok with spending fifty quid on a tent, bringing it to a festival and going through the pain of setting it up, with the intention of leaving it behind. Its almost a tradition! Its a disposable world. Solution: A tent that's already pitched when you get to the festival, costs about fifty quid and you don't have to take it home again. Oh... and its cardboard so way more environmentally conscious than the 'traditional' method.

2017 Lineup Announcement - 20/03/2017

We’ve kept you festival-goers on your toes, but now we’re proud to bring you the first news of what to expect from this year’s Sunflowerfest (have we ever been ones to disappoint?). Some big names and some deserving artists have made it into the first wave of the lineup for this years festival and we have a few other surprises in store for you this year as well!

Sunflowerfest & Ni Science Festival Present Greg Wilson At The Black Box On 25th Feb 2017 - 3/1/2017

Sunflowerfest in association with NI Science Festival are very proud to announce our second presententation Greg Wilson at the Black Box in Belfast as part of our launch of Sunflowerfest 2017 - A Parallel Universe.

2017 Festival Theme Announced - 7/12/2016

Drum roll please! The theme of Sunflowerfest 2017 will be...

Sunflowerfest & Ni Science Festival Present King Kong Company On 18th Feb 2017 - 3/12/2016

As part of this years NI Science Festival and showcasing the best in Irish electronic music we are delighted to bring King Kong Company to Belfast's Black Box on 18th Feb 2017.

2017 Applications Now Open - 11/11/2016

Want to be a part of the party? Check this out.

Early Birds On Sale Monday - 03/09/2016

For all the Sunflowerfest virgins our general release early birds will be on sale Monday 5th Septemeber at midday priced at £59.95. Again, there are a limited number of early birds so move fast if you don't want to miss out.

Thank You All For Another Awesome Sunflowerfest - 13/08/2016

Thank you for being the best crowd in the country and being part of something so positive and life affirmimg.


Check out some videos from previous Sunflowerfests.

Sunflowerfest 2016

Sunflowerfest 2016

Sunflowerfest 2015

King Kong Company 2014


Partners and friends of Sunflowerfest. Please take some time to learn about our supporters.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Arts & Business NI

Magners Music
Arts Council Lottery Funded

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Tourism NI
Eden Project Communities

Northern Ireland Science Festival
Help Musicians Northern Ireland
Tri R Marquees