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It’s back! Cider reception and launch party for this year’s 7 Hills Blues Fest

It’s back! Armagh’s iconic 7 Hills Blues Fest returns for its eighth year running.

The four-day music festival will bring the city alive from Thursday, August 9 until late into the night of Sunday, August 11.

So to start those toes tapping, why not head down for the Festival Launch Party this Thursday (July 26) at Viva Bar, Lower English Street.

Enjoy a cider reception from 7.30pm and some top-quality music by the fantastic Allison McGrath.

The Cathedral City’s 7 Hills Blues Fest is now firmly established as one of the great blues and roots music events and this year’s line-up promises another unmissable weekend of music and entertainment for all ages.

There will be a total of 50 acts, groups and musicians performing over the course of the four days at more than 20 venues and locations across Armagh; there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

So call in to Viva Bar on Thursday and enjoy some blistering blues, best served chilled! For more about the festival visit

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