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Tall Ships festival to bring 500,000 people to Belfast’s docks

The Tall Ships festival is starting in Belfast. The annual celebration of sailing ships features 50 vessels from 15 countries and is expected to attract 500,000 people to the city’s docks.

Tall Ships festival takes over Belfast harbour.
Tall Ships festival takes over Belfast harbour. Image by Steve Graham / CC BY 2.0

Live music, a beach bar and sea-themed food and drink are all on offer, and the Red Arrows will be flying past on the fifth of July. After Belfast the competition heads to Norway and Denmark. Read more: belfastlive.co.uk