It’s now less than a month until Macosquin’s Big Marquee Weekend II.
The village on the outskirts of Coleraine will play host to music lovers over the May bank holiday, and the good news is that we have have TWO PAIRS of tickets for lucky Coleraine Times readers up for grabs.
Our two lucky winners and their pals will gain access to the event on any two nights of their choice.
This year’s line up includes big name dance, Britpop, indie and Irish country stars.
Scotland’s number one DJ Mallorca Lee will open the much-anticipated three-day event on Friday 29 April – staged once again in a purpose built marquee in the grounds of Mary Pat’s Bar - with a spectacular dance night, also featuring sets from Craig Dalzell, Tizer and Booshanty.
Macosquin will then be transformed into ‘Madchester’ for the day as Glasgow-based Stone Roses tribute band ‘Resurrection’ and Belfast’s Oasis copycats ‘Roll With It – who return after stealing the show at the inaugural Big Marquee Weekend - top Saturday’s bill with support from Coleraine’s ever-popular ‘Cellar Door’.
And on Sunday 1 May, singer-songwriter sensation Lee Matthews and his big band will bring the curtain down on a memorable festival of music when they headline a stirring line-up of local country talent which includes rising star Ben Currie and also JD Country, who won rave reviews last year.
Drew Hutchinson - who is organising the event in partnership with Robert Todd, Elizabeth Todd and Hughie Hamiliton – said Big Marquee Weekend II was set to be even bigger and better than in 2015.
Tickets for Big Marquee Weekend are selling fast from Mary Pat’s Bar, Card Land in Coleraine, Lou’s Boutique in Ballymoney, Jingles of Portrush or by calling Tel: 028 7034 4659.
To win our tickets, answer this question: In the grounds of which bar will be the ‘Big Marquee Weekend’ take place? Send your answer, plus your name, address and daytime contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries to reach us by noon on Friday, April 15. Good luck!