Climate Festival

Stay tuned for this years Climate Craic Festival 2022!

Don’t worry, we’re working hard to make it bigger and better than our debut. Get in touch if you want to be involved in anyway!

Thank you to everyone who made last years festival possible!

Funders:

Climate Coalition – Great Big Green Week Main financial support 
Co-operation Ireland & British CouncilSeed funding and guidance 

Non-financial support, such as guidance and material donations/lending:

  • Co-operation Ireland
  • Belfast City Council
  • Fire Safety Solutions NI
  • Friends of the Earth
  • NI Water
  • Volunteer Now
  • Zero Waste North West
  • Keep NI Beautiful
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • John Barry
  • Philip Kennedy
  • Refill Quarter
  • Bangor Ukes, Lisburn Ukes, Beyond Skin & Accidental Rapper
  • Niamh McNally
  • Michael McGlinchey

Voluntary organisers:

  • Jacinta Hamley – Lead Organiser
  • Rebecca Jane McMonagle – Logistics Manager
  • Jemma McClelland – Organiser
  • Jess McCourt – Partnership Manager
  • Anna Kennedy – Music Technician & Coordinator
  • Declan Owen – Legal and policy advice 
  • Jess Plant – Health and safety advice 
  • Niamh Shaw & Marie Elise Allen – Policy and creative engagement 
  • Emmet Thornton & Malin Hemphill – Videography
  • Hannah Goodall, Jenni Martin, Michelle Grimes, Jenny Patterson – Social Media and Graphics 
  • James Davidson – Volunteer management 
  • Sophia Devlin – Press and policy coordinator
  • Eva Martin and Rosemary O’Reilly – Press outreach
  • Michael Hamley, Jonathan Kennedy and Anne Matthews – Support leading up to the festival and on the day
    •  and many, many more wonderful volunteers on the day!

Details from NI’s First Climate Festival! September 2021.

Please download the program to find out times and details of the lineup.

Please follow the links to find all the essential info and our FAQs. See our interactive map to find out where everything is!

How to get to the festival?

Please try to walk, bike, or take public transport to get here. Translink will be running glider services from the city centre to the Stormont Estate- please see fare details here. Translink journey planner here

If driving, please try to car share. We have limited car parking facilities at Castle Buildings Car Park (roughly 500 spaces – we are expecting 2,000+ people. Please take public transport and car share where possible!). We also have an overflow car park of Dundonald House. You access it via Stoney Road. Please see the embedded links for google maps. 

We ask that you are considerate of residents in and around the Stormont Estate and take care not to block driveways if availing of street parking.

Beautiful map by Sasha Ferguson.

You are all warmly invited to Northern Ireland’s first Climate Festival!

In its essence, this will be a celebration of climate action – mixing joy with community power! The community centred ethos of the festival is that it is inviting to all – going beyond the climate bubble, activists and experts.

So join us for a day of craic, community and celebration of climate action!

There’ll be musicians, comedians, performers, artists and much more to entertain the whole family and spread the joy. And of course, lots of delicious food vendors serving up plant-based goodness.

This is a family-friendly event and there will be a whole host of musicians, performers, artists, comedians, local business and enviro group stalls & activities. We are dreaming big!

Best of all? It’s free to attend – so bring all your friends and family!

“The Climate is hot, but this is hotter!”

The program is live! Co-created by Jacinta Hamley and Jenny Patterson.

Details:

Venue: Stormont Estate

Date: Sunday 19 September 2021

Times: 12 – 7pm

Price: Free!

** We want this event to be as inclusive and fun as possible for everyone! So if you have any access requirements, please get in touch by emailing: jess.climatecraic@gmail.com

If you have any questions or require any further information, you can contact us via our social media pages, or email us at climatecraic@gmail.com.