Northern Ireland Travel Magazine Image-04-11-2022-at-10.59-924x600 18th Out To Lunch Festival 2023

18th Out To Lunch Festival 2023

Northern Ireland Travel Magazine Image-04-11-2022-at-10.59 18th Out To Lunch Festival 2023  As we write, economists are warning of the deepest recession in a generation. We strive to keep our events as affordable as possible and we hope, come January, there will still be room in the budget for a show or two in Out to Lunch. If not, talk to us – no reasonable offer refused.

Meanwhile, the Hamster abides. Today we release another 8 shows for January’s Out to Lunch.


 Lunch with the Ulster Orchestra 

The Black Box, Tuesday 10 January, 1.00pm 

Our friends at UO are focusing this special show on the amazing work of Louise Farrenc and others who have unjustifiably been excluded from the Canon of great composers.

 Mungo’s Hi-Fi
with Guests Explosion Soundsystem

The Black Box, Friday 20 January, 8.00 pm

A show destined to have the foundations of the Black Box quaking as the fabled Scottish Soundsystem pioneers are joined by the great Explosion Soundsystem. 

 Energy: A Documentary about Damo Suzuki

The Green Room, Saturday 21 January, 3.00 pm

 A NI Premier of this incredible documentary following the former lead singer of CAN over a five-year period as he confronts cancer and tries to continue his never-ending global tour.

 Harvest – A Neil Young Celebration 

The Black Box, Saturday 21 January, 8.00pm

Covering the spectrum of Neil Young’s career, Harvest’s song choices are perfect and their delivery is exquisite. A guaranteed sell-out show. 


Father Earth (Screening + Q&A) 

The Green Room, Sunday 22 January, 3.00pm

Documenting Graham Fellow’s (AKA John Shuttleworth) 10-year struggle to build an eco-friendly recording studio on Orkney, is both funny and moving. Graham will talk about the film too.

 Special Consensus 

The Black Box, Wednesday 25 January, 1.00pm 

Greg Cahill has been leading these Bluegrass legends for an unbelievable 47 years and as their recent album, Chicago Barn Dance illustrates, they just get better and better. 

Cathedral Quarter Arts Trail

Leaves The Black Box. Saturday 28 January, 1.00pm

Explore the nooks and crannies of the city’s emergent Cultural Quarter taking in public art, historic alleyways, fabled old punk venues and much, much more.

 Madison Violet 

The Black Box, Saturday 28 January, 8.00pm

Stars of Canada’s burgeoning folk and roots scene, heart-wrenching songwriting and luscious harmonies are at the core of Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac’s enthralling performances

That’s all our news for now. A final reminder that our Creative Bursaries deadline is November 11. News of all our shows and Bursary details can be found at New shows coming soon.