2022 Fusion Festival Celebrates Armagh’s History, Heritage and Culture

Armagh is enjoying an exciting renaissance of discovery, and the city will host a three-weekend festival in February 2022, to celebrate its rich history, heritage and culture.

Armagh Fusion Festival will be a unique, immersive event bringing together organisations, venues and performers including big names like Ryan McMullan and Beoga, cabaret-style circus performances and artistic light installations.

With Armagh currently in the running to become UK City of Culture 2025, there’s no better time to celebrate. The festival will take place every weekend from 4 February until 20 February, backed by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Tourism Northern Ireland.

Designed and developed in conjunction with award-winning creative event specialists MayWe to capture the attention and imagination of audiences at home and abroad. The Armagh Fusion Festival will be among the largest and most important celebratory events held in Northern Ireland in 2022.

Alderman Glenn Barr, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, said: “A city steeped in history, heritage, myth and legend, Armagh has been a home for creative exploration, thought and artistic expression for over seven millenniums. I’m thrilled and excited to be announcing a milestone 2022 event that will celebrate what an iconic destination this is.”

For almost two decades, Armagh City has hosted a series of annual award-wining events, including the Armagh Food & Cider, Home of St Patrick and Georgian festivals, winning national and international acclaim for their uniqueness and real sense of place.

An increasingly popular day and overnight tourist destination, this Georgian city is also a growing culinary hotspot famed for the quality of its food and ingredients, its famous apple orchards and the myth and legends that stem from the ancient site of Navan Fort, the more than 2,000-year old archaeological site.

Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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