The Ards International Guitar Festival is back with a bang in April 2024 with a fresh new programme of guitar inspired gigs, free fringe events, guitar clinics with industry professionals and an exhibition!

Expect a jam-packed line-up of, blues, folk, rock, bluegrass and classical and contemporary music for guitar aficionados across the borough!

Highlights of this year’s festival include Classical virtuoso Manus Noble and previous Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sarah McQuaid. 

You’ll also find the annual Classic Album Brunch, legendary Weekend Wind Down, clinics with guitar professionals, free fringe concerts, an exhibition of famous guitar faces by Keery Irvine, and much much more!

The Ivy Bar welcomes plenty of action with gigs featuring the best in blues and rock and the ever-popular Weekend Wind Down Festival finale.

For updates on headline acts still to be announced, please keep an eye on Ards Guitar Festival's Facebook page, and website

Full programme and tickets available from: Thursday 22 February 2024


Dates and times
Ards Arts Centre
Various around Ards

Getting to Ards International Guitar Festival 2024

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Ards Arts Centre

Town Hall
Conway Square
BT23 4NP
United Kingdom