However, it’s not over yet as tens of thousands of people will descend on a whole host of festivals still to come.
If you’re looking for something to do, whether in Bangor, Newcastle, Derry / Londonderry, Belfast or on the north coast, check out our guide to 11 great festivals still to take place across Northern Ireland this year.
OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL August 6-31, Bangor Open House Festival will host a series of live events in Ward Park, Bangor Castle Walled Garden and Seaside Revival including a free vintage festival, Folk on a Boat and Island Picnic. The festival will round off with an acoustic performance by Snow Patrol on the seafront.
For more information, go to openhousefestival.com
EMERGE August 27-28, Belfast EMERGE is a new annual music festival running over the August bank holiday. It is a multi-stage outdoor event featuring both local and international electronic music artists. More than 40 acts will take to the three stages over the two days including Eric Prydz, Disclosure, Peggy Gou and Patrick Topping amongst others.
For more information and the full line up, go to emergebelfast.com
TRIBUTE FEST August 28, Belfast Crusaders Football Club will host an end of summer Tribute Festival at Seaview Stadium featuring tributes from well known performers such as Ciaran Houlihan (Elvis) alongside his TCB Band & The Sweet Sensations. Also on the bill are tributes to ABBA, Celine Dion, Cher,Dolly Parton, Meat Loaf, Madonna, Bay City Rollers and Elton John.
For more information, go to crusadersfootballclub.com
EATS AND BEATS September 3-4, Newcastle Part of the Giant Adventures line-up, Eats and Beats Festival will showcase the best of local and world food and music. Five music stages will provide over 70 free performances and 80 food and beverage outlets will be in attendance. Visitors will have an opportunity to see cooking demonstrations, sample food and take part in wellness activities.
For more information, go to visitmournemountains.co.uk