Published on March 26th, 2012 | by Laura0
Festivals: Titanic Lockdown 2012
We won’t lie. News of the Titanic Lockdown Festival made us genuinely concerned we’d piss ourselves with excitement.
Launching Belfast’s Titanic celebrations on the 31st of March; Titanic Lockdown is billed as a ‘boutique’ festival in the heart of the docks. The (FREE!) daytime programme will feature an indoor village with street art, urban sports demos, fashion & jewellery making workshops, ‘Stare Wars’ (Que?), Wii Olympics, Magic, Face painting, Fire & Light Shows, DJ sets, live performances from leading local acts and a continental food market.
The day events are taking place between 12pm and 6pm at T13, the enormous skate park/cultural space building in the Titanic Quarter. Come 7pm, ticket holders can see performances from Roots Manuva, Gilles Peterson, London’s Soul Jazz Sound System and many more to be announced. That’s not bad for £25 eh?
The outdoor events take place under the great big yellow Harland & Wolff cranes, Samson & Goliath, on the 1st and 2nd June 2012. With confirmed acts including Happy Mondays, Anna Calvi, Ghostpoet, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Error, Factory Floor and NEW effin ORDER (hence the aforementioned excitement); this will be a unique concert experience for all who can be arsed to make the trip.
Early bird passes for the dates in June will be exclusively available at the March 31st Launch Festival. Weekend passes for June will go on general release on Monday 2nd April via www.titanic-lockdown.com and Ticketmaster.
We’ll see you there – you’ll know it’s us as we’ll be the ones with faces covered in sauce having ate so much we’re ashamed of ourselves.