Pigeon Festival launch

Pigeon Field Music and Film Festival is delighted to announce the programme of events for the inaugural festival at Leslie Hill Estate, Ballymoney.

At a press launch John Leslie Festival Director said: “We are delighted to announce the programme of events for a great weekend of music and film at the great location which is Leslie Hill Estate, Ballymoney.”

The festival launch was attended by Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster; Councillor Bill Kennedy, Ballymoney District Council; Liz Johnston, Ballymoney District Council and John Leslie, Festival Director.

Speaking at the launch Council Development Committee Vice-Chair, Bill Kennedy, said: “We are delighted to support the inaugural Pigeon Field Music and Film Festival in Leslie Hill Estate on 19th and 20th August and sponsor The ‘Two Minute Max’ film competition.

“I am confident that the eclectic mix of exciting R&B bands, new folk and acoustic acts and film screenings will attract visitors to our borough and provide an economic benefits and business opportunities for this region with the growth potential to become a national event.”

Gates open at 5pm on Friday 19th August with designated parking and camping areas. Camping will be in the Pigeon Field right up close and personal to the acoustic stage and main stage arena.

A barbecue is available for Friday night campers from 7pm onwards and Sheelin open on the acoustic stage at 7pm. The Red Velveteens follow at 8pm and The Hard Chargers complete the Friday night line up of music at 9pm.

The film line up then takes over with screenings of ‘Relentless’ at 10.30pm, ‘The Ten Steps’ at 10.45 and the fantastically scary feature ‘The Blair Witch Project’ at 11pm followed by ‘Black Sheep’ at 12.30am all on the woodland screen.

Friday 19th August

Acoustic Stage area in the woods

17:00 Gates Open

19:00 Light BBQ’s

19:00 Acoustic Stage Opens

19:00 Sheelin

20:00 The Red Velveteens

21:00 The Hard Chargers

22:00 Six Shooter

Director/Writer: Martin McDonagh

Producer: Mia Bays, Kenton Allen. Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Ruaidhri Conroy. A black and bloody Irish comedy set on a train.

22:30 Relentless

Director: Phil Ball

Writer: Henry Brennan and Phil Ball

Producers: Henry Brennan and Phil Ball

Cast: Henry Brennan, Mark Donnelly, Emma Dawson, Christine McGowan

Three friends go on an adventure …..

22:45 The Ten Steps

Director/Writer: Brendan Muldowney - Feature Film ‘SAVAGE’. Producer: Conor Barry

Cast: Jill Harding, William O’Sullivan

A young girl baby-sits in an old house…….

23:00 ‘The Blair Witch Project’

00:30 ‘Black Sheep’

Saturday’s film and music programme are just as action-packed with 2 stages for great Blues, Indie and Country music and the opportunity to watch shorts both on the Arena screen and also in the farmyard.

Main Stage Events:

Festival Intro - 11.45am

Picture The Sound - 12 noon

Una McCann - 1pm

Robbie Boake - 1.55pm

Swannee River - 2.45pm

Katie and the Carnival - 3.45pm

Antony Toner - 4.45pm

Farriers - 5.45pm

Paddy Nash - 6.45pm

Grainne Duffy - 8pm

King King - 9.30pm

Acoustic Stage

Tearaways - 2pm

Sam Burnside - 2.45pm

Hunneysuckle - 3pm

Sam Burnside - 3.45pm

Yasmin - 4pm

Sam Burnside - 4.30pm

Shotgun Seconds - 5pm

Drop of the Pure - 6pm

Music continues on the acoustic stage until 1am.

Arena Screen

Dance Lexie Dance - 12.45pm

Charlotte’s Red - 1.40pm

The Door - 2.30pm

Of Best Intentions - 3.30pm

Useless Dog & The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind - 4.30pm

Mysterious Art of Dancing Of all the Fish in the Sea - 5.45pm

Even Gods - 6.30pm

The Chronoscope - 7.15pm

Agricultural Report Pigeon Impossible - 9pm

Film fans will be delighted to hear that they can gain entry to the full programme of films for Saturday 20th August 2011 in the Dutch Barn Indoor Film Screen without full festival tickets.

Entry will be charged at £5 per person and is payable at the gate. Tickets are limited so get there early for your chance to see a great line up of short films.

Bell Barn Indoor Film Screen Programme

Short Films – Session 1 1pm – 2.15pm

Dance Lexie Dance

The White Dress

Even Gods


The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind

2 MIN MAX Film Competition, Sponsored by Ballymoney District Council

Entries will be screened at 2.30pm & 5.30 pm with the award for winning entry at 5.45pm

Short Films – Session 2 3pm

Dave and David – World Premiere

Charlotte’s Red

Everybody’s Gone

The Sound Of People

Not A Word

Pigeon Impossible

Short Films – Session 3 4.15pm

Of Best Intentions

Useless Dog

The Chronoscope

Black Taxi

The Door

Agricultural Report

For those of you new to the experience of short films this is a rare opportunity to see the art form at its very best.

‘Cup Cake’, the feature, will be screened at 6pm in the Dutch Barn.

Period classic films will be screened in the Bellbarn walk through screening area in the farmyard all day Saturday.

The organisers reserve the right to reorganise times, venues, running schedules throughout the festival as seems appropriate.

The Festival takes place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August 2011 at Leslie Hill Estate in Ballymoney and offers a new and unique summer event with a great mix of bands, short films, food, Lavery’s Bar and a stunning location.

Don’t miss The Pigeon Field Music and Film Festival on 19th and 20th August 2011. Find us on Facebook – it will be the event of the summer.

Further details available at www.pigeonfield.com and further announcements will be released in the coming weeks.

Sponsored by Wee Buns Ltd; Brewin Dolphin; Ballymoney Borough Council; Premier Inn; Surf Mountain and Lavery’s of Belfast.

Tickets from www.wegottickets.com, Surf Mountain Belfast, Lavery’s Belfast, and www.pigeonfield.com