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Six Mile Festival 2023

Posted By:
Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

30th Jun 2023

Get ready to experience the magic of the Six Mile Festival, where a world of entertainment and excitement awaits! From Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July, join us for a weekend filled with captivating experiences that will leave you filled with the joys of summer including a Concert from Country Sensation, Nathan Carter.

On Friday 28 July, prepare to be swept away by the enchanting melodies and captivating performances at the Orchestral Pops. Set in the breath-taking Antrim Castle Gardens, this evening of classical favourites and songs from musicals and the charts, all played live by a sensational 30-piece orchestra, will transport you to a realm of pure delight.

On Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July you can indulge your senses at Tastes and Treasures, at The Junction Retail & Leisure Park where you can explore a vibrant marketplace where culinary delights and crafted treasures converge. From artisan food stalls to unique crafts, this extravaganza will ignite your taste buds and spark your creativity. Down by Antrim Lough Shore discover the wonders of nature with fantastic animal experiences by Exploris Aquarium and Jigsaw petting farm, allowing you to get up close and personal with fascinating creatures and then follow the interactive Nature’s Quest Trail along the river path to Antrim Castle Gardens, where the harmonies of nature will serenade your journey.

Experience the rhythm and excitement of the Antrim Live Street Carnival in Antrim Town on Saturday 29 July with an immersive lively atmosphere as street performers, acrobats, and musicians take to the streets, creating an unforgettable carnival experience, leading to the highlight of the festival, country music sensation Nathan Carter, who will headline the Garden Stage in Antrim Castle Gardens. Prepare to be captivated by his mesmerizing performance and chart topping tunes that will have you singing and dancing along.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented, ‘The Six Mile Festival promises to be a great weekend for all with something to suit everyone. With a diverse range of music, arts, entertainment, culinary delights, interactive experiences, and the vibrant spirit of the festival, Antrim is the place to be from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July.”

To make your festival experience seamless, we’ve arranged a free shuttle bus service connecting all festival events. Hop on board and effortlessly travel between the different locations, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of excitement.

For details and ticket information visit This event is sponsored by The Junction Retail and Leisure Park.