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Focal is a two day independent food, drink and music festival in Belfast on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July.


Crescent Gardens - Belfasts hidden gem. Crescent Gardens has long been overlooked, with an ideal location in central Botanic - just a minute from Botanic train station and a ten minute walk from the city center. The gardens boast some of Belfast's finest architecture and the ideal open space to hold it's first ever open air festival.



Beer; Farmageddon Brewery, Heaney Farmhouse Brewery, Bullhouse Brewery, Gallopers, Yardsman Brewery and Knockout Brewery.

Gin; Jawbox, Copeland Raspberry & Mint, Copeland Rhuberry

Vodka; Ruby Blue Potato Vodka, Ruby Blue Liqueurs

Cider; Tempted Craft Cider

Non-Alcoholic; Clearer Water, Suki Tea


Wolfe & Devour, Woodfire Pizza Co, Sizzling BBQ, Spoon Street


FRIDAY 30th June 5pm-12am

from 6pm.

Russian Dolls, are without doubt becoming one of the most sought after session bands around, so, when the individual members aren't working and touring with some of Ireland's world renowned artists, you'll find them together at festivals like Focal. They’ll play from 6pm

Discobeard, made up of Ross Maguire and Gareth McGreevy, from Newcastle, Co Down. Best known for their unique take on pop classics these guys are set to get the post work crowds jumping on Friday evening from 8:30pm!

DJ Paul Short will be taking to the stage with his mix of 80’s disco merged with modern house.

SATURDAY 1st July 3pm – 12am

Will kick off with a fantastic Beer Pong competition run by the National Beer Pong Association. It’ll be £5 per person to enter, if you can stand the heat you’ll be in with a chance of winning a huge hamper of booze worth well over £100 along with a cash prize of £100!

On Saturday Focal Festival is showcasing the best in original talent in Belfast, each act will be playing their own scores. A chance to catch an emerging Foy Vance or Two Door Cinema Club live.

Fatlip a Brass Heavy musical sensation, whose members have played and recorded with the likes of The Pogues, Bad Manners, Brian May and local talent David Lyttle to name but a few, will be there to give you the best of what is hot - from Hard-hitting Brass and steaming hot funk to the hardest grooving Blues and Jazz. Get your dancing shoes on and don't miss your chance to experience the hardest working band in Ireland! Catch them from 6- 7:30pm

Cari Q, Texan born, Belfast based. Indie rock singer songwriter will be there covering Mowtown, classic rock and jazz through an array of instruments. Propelled in the US through Season 11 of American Idol, Cari came to Europe to focus on projects she believes in, this has led to various European shows and a UK & Ireland Tour.

7:30 – 8:30pm

Travis Is A Tourist, already popular with Northern Ireland millennials his fictional fantasies and epic journey is something of a mystery, fresh off a European Tour with Benjamin Francis Leftwich. See Travis from 8:45 – 9:30

Tuskany, a Belfast bred indy-pop act have influences of funk, soul and pop in their music. Their sets include lots of punchy riffs and melodic synth lines. Don’t miss them from 9:45– 10:30pm

DJ Paul Short will again take over closing the Festival displaying his unique blends of disco and house.

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