Fifty Festivals
for Belfast

Welcome to the Belfast Anthology Website, a look back at the 50 Belfast Festivals, from 1961 to 2012. Watch the video for a little flavour of the Festival down the years.

Festival Genres

Explore the highlights of the Festival genre by genre, from Dance to Jazz.

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Festival Venues

The Festival has marked it's 50 edition with 50 Red Plaques across historic Festival venues from across Belfast.

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Art of the Festival

Explore the Festival covers from 1964 to the present day.

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Your Festival Memories

The festival was somewhere you could meet other people no matter what background they were from. You knew there would be like minded souls there.

Brian Carson, former staff member at Belfast Festival at Queen's