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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Sound Of People
Not A Word
Short Films – Session 3 4.15pm
Of Best Intentions
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