Glenarm Castle News

Irish Country Megastar Nathan Carter Set To Kick-off 2017 Dalriada Festival At Glenarm Castle

Due to overwhelming demand from fans young and old, Irish Country singing sensation Nathan Carter has today confirmed he will be launching this year’s much-anticipated Dalriada Festival with a concert on Friday, July 14 in the grounds of Glenarm Castle. The young Country star will have his devoted fans ‘Stayin Up All Night’ as he brings his energetic show to the magnificent surroundings of Glenarm Castle on Antrim’s scenic North Coast to kick of the Dalriada Festival being held from 14 July to 22 July, 2017.

Currently on a successful tour of the UK, Scotland and Ireland, including dates in Australia in March, Nathan Carter is looking forward to launching this year’s Dalriada Festival of Sport, Music and Fine Foods in style.

“I’m an old friend of the Dalriada Festival having first played there in 2013. Then, due to the tremendous response to the first show, I was invited back to headline Dalriada in 2014,” Nathan says. “After a few years I’m honored to have been invited back for a third time to kick off the Dalriada festival this year and I hope my show will set the tone for the whole weeks festivities which follow. The response of the fans to my music, the atmosphere of the location and whole vibe of this great festival come together to make this a very special show to play. I feel really connected with my local fans as they bring a special energy and enthusiasm to this particular gig – that's why I keep coming back to play this festival. I can’t wait to get to Glenarm in July to get the Dalriada party started with a bit of Old Time Rock’n’Roll - Country style!”

Nigel Campbell, Events and Marketing Manager for Glenarm Castle, said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming back Nathan Carter - one of our most popular attractions at previous Dalriada Festivals. The fans love Nathan and he reciprocates with an amazing live show guaranteed to get you dancing and singing.We have no doubt that this will be a very popular event in this year’s exciting festival program, more details of which will be released in coming weeks. This is the 7th annual Dalriada Festival and year on year the event gets bigger and better. We guarantee another fantastic festival in 2017! Today’s exciting announcement is just the start of what is shaping up to be a packed program with something for everyone. We look forward to announcing our full lineup in March along with the release of day tickets, weekend passes and camping packages.”

Tickets for Nathan Carter’s show at the Dalriada Festival on July 14, 2017, (doors open 5.30pm) go on sale at 9am this Thursday 2nd February and can be purchased at or