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Bluegrass Omagh FAQs

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About the festival

Last year, we held Bluegrass Omagh on the last May Bank Holiday weekend. This year, we've had to move it to the first Bank Holiday weekend, 4th & 5th May, working around artists' availability to ensure we can secure the best Bluegrass acts for you.

The first acts have been announced for Bluegrass Omagh 2024 and can be found here.  Keep an eye on our socials and website or sign up to our mailing list so you don't miss any Bluegrass news... 

Bluegrass Omagh 2024 will take place at Ulster American Folk Park, 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, BT78 5QU. Find out more here.

Bluegrass Omagh will take place on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May this year. There will also be an opening event on Friday 3rd May at the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.*

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 4th May: 12:00 - 12:00

Sunday 5th May: 12:00 - 21:00

*Please note that due to capacity of the Strule Arts Centre, a separate ticket is required to attend the opening concert.

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

Tickets

Find Bluegrass Omagh Weekend ticket prices below... 

Saturday & Sunday (Adult) £55.00 
Saturday & Sunday (Child) £15.00
Saturday & Sunday (Family 2 adults + up to 3 children)£130.00 
Day ticket (Adult)£35.00
Day ticket (Child) £10.00
Day ticket (Family 2 adults + up to 3 children)£75.00
Carer (must be accompanying person they're caring for)Free
Child Under 5Free
Saturday Night Main Stage Ticket (from 6pm)£25.00 
Friday Night Concert (3rd May) (Adult)£25.00
Friday Night Concert (3rd May) (Child)£6.50
Bluegrass Family Day (6th May)General Admission prices

Buy Bluegrass Omagh 2024 tickets here

We have a number of different ticket options for Bluegrass 2024, including family tickets, day tickets, weekend tickets, and free tickets for children under 5 and carers. 

Please note that due to capacity of the Strule Arts Centre, a separate ticket is required to attend the opening concert on Friday 3rd May.

For those purchasing a weekend festival ticket, this also includes access to our Bluegrass Family Day on Monday 6th May!

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.

Guests who have ONE of the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket along with their full-price ticket. Any additional members of the party will need to purchase a full price ticket. Please show the relevant paperwork as well as suitable photo ID of the named recipient at Ticket Sales & Collections on arrival at the main entrance. Please email info@nationalmuseumsni.org to claim your ticket.

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA/Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book.
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award.
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
  • A valid Blue Badge.
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI).
  • A local authority registration document which is local to the attraction where it is being submitted.
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card.
  • Credibility’s Access Card.

What to bring

Picnics will be allowed on site throughout the festival weekend, and we have a number of benches for you to make use of. We also recommend bringing a chair/blanket so you can sit and enjoy the acts in comfort. An umbrella and/or waterproof is also encouraged as we never know what the weather may do!

Bag searches will take place on entry to the festival, and any prohibited items will be held back. This includes fires, alcohol, glassware and portable BBQ's. 

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

In addition to our regular on site facilities located at the Visitor Centre and Dockside Gallery, we will have additional accessible toilets, all with baby changing facilities. By the Main Stage there will also be urinals, and accessible toilets.

All Festival areas are fully accessible, however the only building that has limited access is the Pennsylvanian Farm House which has steps for access.  We have a number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs that can be used during the festival, to enquire about these please email info@nationalmuseumsni.org.

There will be no ATMs on site, however all of our retail, bar and food vendors will accept card as well as cash payments.

Check back for more information on onsite facilities at Bluegrass Omagh 2024.

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. 

Accommodation

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 or exploreomaghsperrins.com. Please organise transport to and from your accommodation as this is not provided.

Omagh Rugby Football Club has a number of camping and caravanning options for Bluegrass Omagh 2024.

Pitch cost for Bluegrass Omagh 2024

  • 3 Nights: £50.00
  • 2 Nights: £40.00
  • 1 Night: £30.00

This price includes:

  • Camping on site at Rugby Football Club
  • Use of kitchen, shower and toilet facilities
  • Transfers to and from Ulster American Folk Park via shuttle bus
  • Free admission to the picking session on Friday night in the Members Bar
  • Free admission to the late night session on Saturday night in the Members Bar. Starting at approximately 23:00, this late night session is available to everyone.  A small cover charge will apply to those not using the camping and caravanning facilities.

To book your place, please email allan@silverbirchhotel.com and provide full contact details, car registration, day of arrival, and number of nights required.

Payment for camping to be made on arrival.

*Please note there are no electrical hook ups.

Yes there will a shuttle bus running between Omagh Rugby Football Club and the Ulster American Folk Park during the Festival. More info coming soon! 

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 Frequently Asked Questions

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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 7th May 2024.

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@nationalmuseumsni.org or phone us on +44 (0) 28 8224 3292 to get in touch so we can help you with your queries.