Join us for a giant weekend of music and food at the Eats & Beats festival in Newcastle, County Down on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September.

Eats and Beats - The best in local food

Providing the best in local food, visitors can enjoy delicious fare at the Producers Pavilion (sponsored by Lexus Belfast) with over 20 local and Northern Irish food producers. There you will find some of the finest food and drink on show from Savour Visit Mourne's producers and experiences such as Killeavy Castle Estate, Mourne Food Adventures and Neary Nogs Chocolate.

There’ll be a tipple or two on offer from our local distilleries and craft breweries — from gin, whiskey, and the very best beers from the likes of Killowen Distillery, Mourne Dew Distillery and Whitewater Brewery.

Tasty Treats at Eats and Beats

Or why not sit back and relax and enjoy a delicious serving of tasty treats at the cooking demonstrations celebrating the finest artisan local produce that the region is renowned for. Music lovers can then dance their way around two music stages, which will offer free live performances on the Homegrown and World Stages over the two days.

Musical talent from across the Island of Ireland

The weekend’s soundtrack will be played out across two stages where you can expect a mix of rock, gospel, folk, country, blues, and punk from musical talent across the island of Ireland.

Homegrown Stage at Eats and Beats

On the Homegrown stage in Donard Park its two day line-up will see incredible music from the likes of The Answer, Ryan McMullan, Lemonade Shoelace, Ria Maguire, and Belfast’s very own Brian Kennedy who is sure to add to the festival atmosphere.

Eats and Beats World Stage

Or lose yourself in the Basork Balkan Alien Sound and the unmissable sounds of the Streetwise Circus Samba Band. The Reverend Doc & The Flying Squad and Mirenda Rosenberg will also take to the World Stage over the two-day event.

A weekend not to be missed in Newcastle

So, if you're looking for a fun-filled weekend that combines great food, fantastic music, and beautiful scenery, this is a weekend not to be missed.

Get your friends or family, head to Newcastle and eat drink and dance your way around the Eats & Beats festival at Donard Park this September, all supported by a sustainability teepee.

With so much on offer, why not make a break of it, plan your trip and explore more of what the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has to offer.

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Eats and Beats festival 2023 Music line-up 

Food at Eats and Beats festival 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Eats and Beats Festival
Eats and Beats Festival, event takes place from 2-3 September in Newcastle County Down.

The Eats and Beats Festival offers the best in local and world food, where visitors can enjoy delicious fare at the homegrown and world food villages. With unique and locally produced food and drink outlets and free music performances on offer throughout the weekend’s festivities.