Our fortnightly gig guide picks out a handful of must see gigs taking place across Northern Ireland.
The height of summer gig season is upon us, and to kick off May we have acts ranging from spirited synth pop boy bands to eurythmic folk solo artists.
Piglet – Ulster Sports Club – Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Piglet, a enticing, melodic indie bedroom pop project by Charlie Loan, is set to perform as part of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Upon the release of album ‘seven songs’ featuring sincere, profound lyrics following themes of mental health, the trans and queer experience and identity, this project is one to look out for.
Ferna – The Empire – Thursday 4th May 2023
Another gig in collaboration with cathedral quarter arts festival, highly acclaimed ‘Ferna takes the stage, following a win for best EP at the 2022 NI music prize for single ‘wasting’. In fact, this gig will be a rare full band performance in celebration of the release of her debut album ‘understudy’, a Adrienne Lenker-esque mesmerising folk sound, with electronic edge and sharp song writing.
The Florentinas – Empire – Friday 5th May 2023
One of many headlining shows for up-and-coming indie rock 4-piece, Florentina’s return to the stage following the release of their recent highly anticipated single ‘Weatherman’, a signature indie summer banger, generating a keen interest for further releases. Expect a vivacious show with an electric atmosphere.
Susan O’Neill – Black Box – Saturday 6th May 2023
Folk singer-songwriter Susan O’Neill has accumulated publicity due to her win for ‘Best Original Folk Song’ from RTE radio 1, accelerating her name across the Irish folk scene. Remarkably profound and mellow, this serene gig will truly reflect O’Neill’s radiant potential.
Lavengro – Ulster Sports Club Friday 12th May 2023
Distinctive synth pop band originating in Derry take on their first headline show, soon after supporting acclaimed singer-songwriter Gavin James. With influences such as CHVRCHES and The 1975, a night of unstoppable exhilarating energy is guaranteed, with tunes curated for a good time.
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