This New Years Eve! Witness and revel in the unveiling of a sound and sight extravaganza.

11:30pm – Meet at the traffic light with drum and rabble.

11:45pm – March down Main Street to the midnight bonfire

11:59pm – Countdown to the New Year with the bonfire lit at midnight!

The Belfast Drum and Rabble Marching Society will be lead in concert and parade by a cadre of Professional Drummers on professional marching snare, bass, and tri-tom drums.  Their mission: providing the beat and the rhythm for the Rabble who will with anything they can lay their hands upon soar as choir, chorus, and back up band. Rabble Needed!

This concept may also be called the Drum and Beat Banging Experience: bring something to add to the noise! Cans-saws-trumpets-bongos-congas-triangles: if it knocks-it rocks! A small assemblage of percussive noisemakers will be provided.

Anyone is welcome. Every noisemaker is welcome. Bring a can or a bucket. Bang a gong! Children of all ages needed. Uninhibited rhythm aces encouraged. No lack of talent should discourage anyone. Our Professional Drummers will cover and guide you! Rabble needed.

The Concert and Parade will form up at 11:30 at the traffic light on the corners of Main and High Street. At 11:45 (or some such time) the parade will move out smartly to the bonfire at the waterfront in time to arrive and fire up the bonfire to bring in the New Year! Beat there or be square!

Join us for the COUNTDOWN TO 2019 and lighting of the bonfire at midnight! Stay late and enjoy. A wonderful way to ring in the new year after enjoying the music and festivities throughout town all day and evening…

And don’t forget, you can be part of the proud crew of bonfire builders by lending a hand in building the massive cone of wood at NOON on New Year’s Eve. Just show up dressed warm with good gloves and footwear and the strength to lift big pieces of wood with friends and neighbors.