Nathan Carter to headline Dalriada Festival

THE hottest, rising young star of the Irish Country Music scene, Nathan Carter is set to headline Dalriada Live on Sunday, July 14, at this year’s P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival of Sport, Music & Fine Foods in the grounds of the historic Glenarm Castle.

At only 22, Nathan has already recorded four CDs and has a hugely successful DVD.

Fans can expect to hear many of his hit songs, including; Wagon Wheel, One for the Road and Caledonia at the festival.

Sign up to our daily NorthernIrelandWorld Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Nathan has brought country music to a whole new generation of fans and with his shows regularly selling out across Ireland organisers are advising to book early to avoid disappointment.

P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival, supported by UTV and NITB, will run from Saturday, July 13 to 20 in the glorious surroundings of the majestic Glenarm Estate.

The festival will include sporting events such as the Campbell V MacDonnell Highland Games (July 13-14) as well as featuring fine foods, celebrity chef demonstrations, live music and dancing, children’s entertainment and much more.

Adrian Morrow, Glenarm Castle Estates Managing Director, said: “What a privilege it is to announce that Dalriada Live, as part of the P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival, will headline with the rising young star of country music, Nathan Carter.

“With this star set to reach global status we would advise fans to get along to the event and see him in this intimate capacity!

“The festival kicks off on Saturday, July 13 and runs until July 20 and will be jammed packed with events from sport to food.

“We are also delighted to announce that P&O Ferries is back on board as headline sponsor and supported by UTV and NITB. Their support plays a huge part in making this event happen and we thank them for their continued support.”

Arthur Murphy from P&O Ferries, title sponsor of the event, said; “We, at P&O Ferries, are delighted to be title sponsor of the Dalriada Festival once again.

“This week-long celebration promises an incredible line up of music acts, fine foods, arts and crafts plus lots of fun activities for all the family to enjoy.

“Each year the Dalriada Festival puts on an even bigger and better show which is becoming a key highlight in the Northern Ireland events calendar for local people and visitors alike.

“We operate the shortest, fastest and most frequent crossings between Northern Ireland and Scotland very much look forward to welcoming on board the great numbers of visitors to Northern Ireland this summer.”

Michael Wilson, Managing Director of UTV, added: “UTV is delighted to join forces once again with the P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival in Glenarm which promises to deliver a fabulous weekend for all the family this July.

“We look forward to capturing the essence of the activities taking place on the North Coast of Antrim on UTV for all our viewers, with regular updates online on and interviews on U105.”

Eddie Rowan, Events Manager with The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, said: “We are delighted to once again support the P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival. With such large numbers of spectators expected to attend across the week, this fantastic festival will not only generate a significant impact to the economy but also showcase a wealth of entertainment for all to enjoy.

“On behalf of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board I would like to wish all visitors and participants a very memorable trip to Northern Ireland and to Glenarm Castle for this action packed week of events.”

Tickets for Dalriada Live are on sale from 9am now via

Further information on the festival can be found at

Tickets for the main festival events, including the Highland Games, can be purchased at the gate.