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R51 Prepare To Rock Russia

In one of the most surprising pieces of news to come out of Northern Ireland this year, R51 have confirmed they will be setting out on a headline tour of Russia. An ambitious move by the alt rockers but one…

July 30, 2017

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Chordblossom Presents: Party Fears

We are travelling into uncharted waters with our latest gig as we welcome Berlin based rockers Party Fears to Belfast as part of their UK and Ireland tour. The front woman and driving force behind them, Maggie Devlin is a…

July 19, 2017

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The Magic Numbers Headline Stendhal

Stendhal were already on their way to a killer line-up when they confirmed that local legends Ash would be headlining the 2017 edition of their festival. The festival have now released details of the second wave of bands on the…

July 2, 2017

Chordblossom Presents: Plague Artists EP Launch

Belfast’s Plague Artists know how to pack a punch with their finely crafted grunge rock winning them both plaudits and fans. Their debut EP, What Floats Like Flies, had some killer tunes, in particular the opening powerhouse of ‘Go’. We…

June 27, 2017

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Atlantic Sessions announce Midsummer Sessions

Based on the North Coast, the Atlantic Sessions have been running for a good number of years now with repeated success. The festival will return again later this year, but before that they have just announced Midsummer Sessions. Midsummer Sessions will…

June 22, 2017

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Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ Gets Second Outing

Those raucous lads from Middletown, Co Armagh put on a feast of live music last summer in the Speakeasy Bar in Belfast. After the success of the first year, it was inevitable that the BBQ would return again. It is…

June 20, 2017

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Old Fang Announce Birthday Bash

Boutique creative brand and label, Old Fang have been working for the last three years to promote a variety of musicians from across Northern Ireland. The organisation has hosted events and released music for the likes of More Than Conquerors, Little…

June 5, 2017

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Our Back Yard Returns For 2017

Our Back Yard first appeared in 2014, took a break in 2015 but re-appeared in 2016 stronger than ever. Thankfully the (admittedly small) pattern of breaks has been broken as the organisers announced that the open air event will return in 2017 with…

May 18, 2017

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The Rising Launch PledgeMusic Campaign

Belfast country rockers The Rising have had a tumultuous time of late. First came a change in their sound with Chantelle McAteer taking over lead vocals, before guitarist Chris Logan was involved in a serious road traffic accident. It is safe to…

May 10, 2017

Moira Calling Unveil 2017 Line-Up

After a successful debut event in 2016, Moira Calling returns for its sophomore offering with not one but two days of live music across Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2017. The organisers have unveiled a bill of fourteen acts…

May 2, 2017

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NI Legends Ash To Headline Stendhal Festival

Downpatrick’s most famous sons, Ash have been confirmed as the Friday night headliners of Stendhal Festival for 2017. Recent years have seen the festival go from strength to strength as more and this move to bring in one of Northern…

April 28, 2017

Sunflowerfest 2017

Sunflowerfest nominated for Tourism NI Awards

As a regular name in families’ summer diaries and a staple part of the artist festival-circuit, Hillsborough’s own Sunflowerfest has been nominated for Tourism NI’s Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2017 – with the 2016 festival being nominated in the Best…

April 24, 2017

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Exciting Programme Launch For 18th CQAF

We are beginning to take CQAF for granted. Over the last 17 years the festival has hosted a myriad of top quality international, national and local events in venues across Belfast and their 18th year will be no different. The…

April 18, 2017

Women's Work Festival 2017

Women’s Work Festival Returns For 2017

After a very successful first year, the Women’s Work Festival will return for its second outing in May 2017. Curated by Charlotte Dryden and her team at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, it will feature a myriad of events celebrating…

April 10, 2017

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Holywood Harmony Festival Announces 2017 Line-up

Formerly known as the Holywood Blues & Jazz Festival, the revitalised Holywood Harmony Festival takes place between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th June 2017. The family festival event will feature headline performances from Ulaid & Duke Special, The Hothouse Flowers…

April 4, 2017