EastSide July Weekender, 7th - 9th July

Join us for the EastSide July Weekender, a series of family- friendly outdoor events taking place Live at C.S. Lewis Square, Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July.

EastSide July Weekender is supported by Belfast City Council.

Forever – The ABBA Tribute

Date/ Time: Thursday 7th July/ 6.30pm

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Forever… The ABBA Tribute will perform Live at C.S. Lewis Square on Thursday 7th July. Get ready to get on your feet and enjoy the ABBA experience. Packed full of excitement, energy and vivacity, the performers will cover the greatest hits such as Mamma Mia, Take a Chance, Lay All Your Love On Me, Waterloo, Dancing Queen and many, many more…

Forever…The Tribute:

  • is recognised as one of the best live recreations of ABBA live in concert both internationally and throughout the UK
  • has been quoted as the next best to the original ABBA by the Swedish press and media
  • "Few have received the same recognition as Forever, the nation's leading live Abba tribute"- The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday

Warming up the crowd will be Chris Suitor with a 70s disco DJ set.

ABBA costumes/ dress - up encouraged.

A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to our Scaffolding Project, which delivers campaigns, activities and events which aim to alleviate the impact of poverty in east Belfast.



Date/ Time: Friday 8th July /7.30pm

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The Gertrude Star Flute Band, with newly formed Women’s Choir and with some of NI’S finest contemporary musicians including Matt McGinn and Duke Special will perform Live at C.S. Lewis Square on Friday 8th July.

Following on from a sold out performance at THE MAC the musicians and singers are coming together once again to bring the fun- filled, foot- stomping performance to east Belfast.

This collaboration was made possible through the People Make the East programmes, which aims to challenge negative perceptions around flute bands, showcase the wealth of talent found within the community as well as explore east Belfast through music and culture.

Whether you’re familiar with marching bands or not, come and experience east Belfast’s abundance of unsung creative talent and leave completely uplifted; just don’t blame us if the songs are so catchy they get stuck in your head for weeks afterwards.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Angel Wishes, the Gertrude Star Band’s chosen charity.



Date/ Time: Saturday 9th July/ 1pm - 4pm

Ticket price: FREE, no booking required

Expect lots of family friendly activity at C.S. Lewis Square on Saturday 9th July. There will be live music, outdoor performances, creative workshops, adventure & sports activities.