Useful Information

Please find useful information about On Home Ground Festival
Food at the festival
Laurel Villa will be providing tea/coffee and snacks throughout the day. In addition, Church Street Restaurant will provide special festival catering facilities as follows:

Church Street Restaurant at Laurel Villa

Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun nights 9 pm onwards

Slow Braised Beef or Classic Fish Pie served with potatoes & vegetables, £7 a plate.

Church Street Restaurant at 23 Church St. Magherafelt

Special Festival Opening Times

Thursday: 5pm - 10.00pm

Friday: 3pm - 10.30pm

Saturday: 12.30pm - 10.30pm

Sunday: 12.30pm - 9.30pm

Reservations are recommended. Tel: (028) 7932 8083

Booking Information

Box office Opening hours

Mon & Thur - 10.00am - 8.00pm

Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat - 10.00am - 5.00pm

In person at

The Bridewell Tourist Information Centre

6 Church Street, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

BT45 6AN

On the Phone

Call Box Office during opening hours on +44 (0) 28 7963 1510


Booking is not available online. However information about the programme and artists can be found at

Bookings made by credit and debit cards will be subject to a 40p admin fee.


Tickets are non refundable and non transferable.

On Home Ground can only refund money or exchange tickets in case of a cancelled event.

Tickets for the BBC events

For tickets to attend BBC events please visit


Please note seating is not allocated

Late arrival

Late comers will only be permitted to enter an even during the interval.

General info

Bar facilities will be available on festival site, I.D> may be requested at events.


Parking is available at St. Swithin's Church of Ireland, Magherafelt Methodist Church and Floors for Living

General Enquiries

For any general enquiries relating to On Home Ground please contact:

Verbal Arts Centre

Stable Lane and Mall Wall,

Bishop Street Within, Derry - Londonderry,

BT48 6PU

T: 028 7126 6946   F: 028 7126 3368


BBC Broadcasts

On Friday 12 September, Pure Culture and Blas, (BBC Ulster), will be broadcasting live from On Home Ground.

Press and Media

All enquiries should be directed to Esther Haller-Clarke at Type AB.


M: 078 3051 3296

Thank you

Thanks to the following for facilitating with parking arrangements during the festival: St Swithin's Church of Ireland, Magherafekt Methodist Church and Floors for Living