Category : News

Women’s Work announced for 2018

The Oh Yeah Music Centre has revealed the programme illustration and dates for Women’s Work 2018. The festival, which is confidently entering its third term, is doing so in acknowledgement of the centenary year of the Representation of The People…

March 6, 2018

Jealous Of The Birds Signs To Atlantic Records

The ambition for many musicians is to sign a record deal with a major label and one of our own has managed to accomplish that this week. Naomi Hamilton and her manager Declan Legge flew to New York to sign…

February 28, 2018

Girls Rock School NI Launch Easter Camp

The ever growing Girls Rock School NI are hosting an Easter Rock camp for girls aged between 11 and 14. The camp will run between Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th April in the Oh Yeah Music Centre. The cost to…

February 25, 2018

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Bar Sub To Host Crypt of the Riff

2018 is currently shaping up to be a tantalising year for heavy metal festival-goers across the U.K. With line-ups for Download Festival and Bloodstock Open Air gradually taking shape, those from across the heavier side of the musical spectrum have…

February 20, 2018

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Midtown Sounds coming to Ballymena

Belfast and to a lesser extent Derry tend to be the main focus when it comes to the music scene here in Northern Ireland. It is always therefore a delight to see other towns pushing their own local talent to…

February 19, 2018

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Independent Venue Week Gigs Announced For 2018

One of the worrying trends across not just Northern Ireland but the whole of the UK and Ireland is the closure of music venues. Without these small grass roots venues many bands and musicians wouldn’t have been able to develop…

January 23, 2018

Output 2018 Evening Showcases Announced

The Output music conference and industry showcase event has become a permanent fixture of the music calendar in Northern Ireland. Output 2018 will take place on Thursday 8 February and the conference will feature a wide range of talks and…

January 9, 2018

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Help Musicians Launch Support Helpline

In 2016 the Music and Depression campaign revealed their recent study showed that people working in the music industry are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health related problems. Music charity Help Musicians are…

December 11, 2017

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Joshua Burnside Wins Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017

The 2017 iteration of the Northern Ireland Music Prize offered up some quality albums and at a ceremony in the Mandela Hall on Saturday night the winner was announced. Walking away with the prize was EPHRATA, the debut album from…

November 12, 2017

Atlantic Sessions hits the North Coast again

Returning for its ninth year, few events in the Northern Irish calendar are as well established as the Atlantic Sessions. The accolades and regular sell outs have ensured prolonged success and it’s no surprise to see another packed schedule again this…

October 29, 2017

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Other Voices Visits Belfast

If you examine the bucket list of many Irish music fans and musicians, you would be sure to find the opportunity to play at Other Voices right near the top. Each December sees the best artists from Ireland along with…

October 20, 2017

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Sound Of Belfast Returns For 4th Outing

The Sound of Belfast festival returns for its fourth year aimed at showcasing the great local talent on offer in Northern Ireland. The programme for 2017 shows that we have an abundance of musical talent on our shores, that deserves…

October 17, 2017

NI Music Prize announces 2017 shortlist

Today the Northern Ireland Music Prize announced the twelve album shortlist for the 2017 award. The winner will be announced at the Mandela Hall on 11th November. More than 70 judges from the music industry and media had a say…

September 14, 2017

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Forestside Announce Young Songwriter Competition

Forestside Shopping Centre have launched a Young Singer Songwriter Competition with a grand prize of £500, a studio recording session and the chance to have your song played on Cool FM. The competition is looking for songwriters who pen, perform…

September 3, 2017

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A Plastic Rose Return To Headline Spectrum

Returning for its fifth year, Spectrum Music Festival have achieved what many thought was unthinkable, tempting A Plastic Rose out of retirement. The four piece alt rock outfit were always a favourite of the live scene in Belfast and it…

August 28, 2017