Ballymoney — 27 June–12 July 2019
Armed Forces Community Commemorations
Armed Forces themed events will form a central feature of our Banntastic Festival. The Festival will start with a civic launch where organisers and community groups will attend a mayors reception with members of the Armed Forces and veterans to give credit to their service and association with the town of Ballymena. Then Armed Forces events or events where they are included and recognised will form part of the wider festival. This will include an Ulster Scots music nights and BBQ, a Big Breakfast events with military music and exhibition looking at military music and in particular the Pipes. We will host a talk and information evening in conjunction with the local British Legion . A Centre point of the festival will be a Drum Head Service to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.