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Welcome to Ballymena Festival
The Festival takes place during February and March in the new Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena which has
modern facilities for most major performing arts. The Festival provides a wide opportunity for performers at all
stages of music, speech, drama and dance. There are two Gala Nights : the Instrumental Festival Night on the first
Saturday evening of the Music weeks. The Vocal and Prizewinners Gala on the Saturday evening following the Vocal classes
features performances by the Music, Speech and Drama, Irish and Modern Dance sections.