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Bluegrass Omagh FAQs

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About the festival

The full line-up for Bluegrass Omagh 2023 will be announced shortly...watch this space!

Bluegrass Omagh 2023 will take place at Ulster American Folk Park, 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, BT78 5QU. Find out more here.

Bluegrass Omagh 2023 will take place on Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28th May. There will also be an opening event on Friday 26th May at the Silverbirch Hotel.

On the Saturday and Sunday, Ulster American Folk Park will be open from 10:00, with performances starting from midday. The usual visitor experience will be different due to the festival, so those coming in for 10:00 should be aware of this. Check out our festival opening times below;

Saturday 27th May: 12:00 - 12:00

Sunday 28th May: 12:00 - 21:00

There are 4 stages located at various different locations across the site. 

Tickets

Our Early Bird Tickets are now on sale until the 31st March, and you'll receive up to 15% off general admission price. 

Yes, however we recommend that you buy tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee tickets will be left to purchase on the day.

We ask that under 18s are accompanied by an adult when attending the Bluegrass festival.

We allow children aged 5 and under to be admitted free of charge.

An email confirmation will be sent to you electronically when you make your purchase. You can either show this on the day digitally, or print out a physical copy and bring it with you. 

HMRC has deemed free admission at events to be an additional benefit to members and therefore we are unable to offer priority booking for members as a result.

What to bring

Check back for more information on what you can bring to Bluegrass Omagh 2023, or sign up here (select Ulster American Folk Park) to receive Bluegrass news to your inbox. 

Check back for more information on what you can't bring to Bluegrass Omagh 2023, or sign up here (select Ulster American Folk Park) to receive Bluegrass news to your inbox. 

Personal BBQs are not permitted at the festival, however picnics are allowed on site and picnic benches are located across the site. Alternatively, you can purchase food from the variety of vendor’s onsite. As per above FAQ, personal alcohol will not be allowed on-site.

Unfortunately, dogs will not be permitted at the festival. Guide dogs and accessibility assistance dogs will be allowed on site.

Accessibility & Facilities

Check back for more information on onsite facilities at Bluegrass Omagh 2023.

Check back for more information on accessibility at Bluegrass Omagh 2023.

Check back for more information on onsite facilities at Bluegrass Omagh 2023.

Check back for more information on onsite facilities at Bluegrass Omagh 2023.

Transport

You can find out how to get to Bluegrass Omagh here. Or check back for more information on shuttle busses and alternative options. 

We have free car parking facilities at Ulster American Folk Park for over 400 cars and 12 coaches on site as well as an overflow carpark. Space will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  We would recommend for those attending the festival later in the day that they use an alternative form of transport. 

Accomodation

We don’t have onsite accommodation however there are many high quality B&B’s and hotels throughout the Omagh and West Tyrone area that would love to facilitate your stay. Plan your short break at discovernorthernireland.com. Please organise transport to and from your accommodation as this is not provided.

Check back for more information on camping for Bluegrass Omagh 2023, or sign up here (select Ulster American Folk Park) to receive Bluegrass news to your inbox. 

Check back for more information on our campsite shuttle bus for Bluegrass Omagh 2023, or sign up here (select Ulster American Folk Park) to receive Bluegrass news to your inbox. 

Yes, you will receive a wristband when you first enter the festival. This will guarantee you re-entry if you need to leave at any point.

Other FAQs

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While many of the historic buildings will be open and we encourage our visitors to avail of these, many of these spaces will be unmanned. The regular visitor experience will not be delivered during the Festival, however we will still have visitor guides in traditional costume throughout the site. 

General Admission tickets will not be available on the weekend of the Festival. The Folk Park will reopen for general admissions on Tuesday 31st May 2022.

Merchandise can be purchased from our Museum Retail spaces and Bluegrass Artists will be selling merchandise after their set.

A courtesy coach will bring Festival goers to and from Omagh Rugby Club over the weekend. This will increase the use of public transport and reduce the use of private cars to and from the event.

Recycling will be made easy over the weekend with a large segregated recycling waste bank kindly provided by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council which will complement existing measures and reducing the incidence of waste contamination.

Our food & drink vendors will also be segregating and recycling all of their waste over the weekend. They will actively source much of their food and drink supplies from local producers which will reduce the transportation of produce and contribute to sustainability.

The Festival is subject to a local licensing application and we will ensure the programme finishes each night at the designated time. As the event is taking place in a rural setting, with mature trees around the stages, the controls above will reduce the potential for sound pollution to the small number of neighbouring houses.

Of course! Email us at info@nmni.com or phone us on +44 (0) 28 8224 3292 to get in touch so we can help you with your queries.