Portico plays host to four days of classical music featuring 10 different concerts and some of the world's most renowned performers

Festival Details


Friday, 26 May 2017 to Monday, 29 May 2017


Festiv'Ards is a four-day classical music festival happening at Portico Arts & Heritage Centre in picturesque Portaferry from May 26 to 29. Portico is a recently restored grade A listed venue opened last year by HRH The Prince of Wales. It hosts a diverse range of concerts and its Heritage Gallery is open to the public from Easter until the end of September.

Festiv'Ards is Portico's annual classical music festival and this year is thrilled to welcome

  • Finghin Collins (piano)
  • Anneliene van Wauwe (clarinet)
  • Jamie Walton (cello)
  • Concentio (choir) and the Portico Brass Ensemble
  • Richard Hills playing a live organ accompaniment to Hitchcock's The Manxman (film)
  • Daniel Cook (organ)
  • Calidore String Quartet
  • Ficino Ensemble
  • Ben Johnson (tenor)
  • NI Opera Young Artists
Sponsors include Ards and North Down Borough Council, BBC Radio 3 and Britain on Film.

For full details on the programme please visit www.porticoards.com