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Culture Night Belfast 2018: Music Guide

Culture Night Belfast is celebrating its tenth birthday on Friday 21st September with what is likely to be another great night in the city’s cultural calendar. Over its lifetime, Culture Night has turned into Belfast’s biggest event, catering to crowds…

September 17, 2018

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Pavilion’s BOTB Returns

After being shut briefly to allow for refurbishment, the Pavilion has re-opened its doors and is once again hosting their usual Battle of the Bands competition. Open to bands and solo musicians from across Northern Ireland, the Pavilion BOTB gigs…

September 17, 2018

Northern Ireland Music Prize 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for 2018’s Northern Ireland Music Prize has just been announced. The expanded awards now include Best Single, Best Live Act and Oh Yeah Contender award for best newcomer on top of the traditional Album of the Year. With…

September 11, 2018

Get ready for Moira Calling 2018

Moira Calling festival returns for a third year on 7th-8th September, bringing another strong line-up of artists to Moira Demesne. Once again a host of local acts are supplemented by English indie pop band Marsicans. A short train ride from Belfast,…

August 27, 2018

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Focal Festival returns this month

Debuted last summer then again in Winter, Focal Festival is returning again this month for another smattering of local music. Based just off Botanic in Belfast’s Crescent Gardens, the line up is the festival’s best so far and as good as any…

August 19, 2018

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A Litany Of Failures Release Volume 2

A Litany of Failures Volume II brings together 18 bands from across the island of Ireland to showcase the strength of independent music. The compilation is being released on a double-vinyl gatefold and were celebrated with gigs in Dublin, Belfast, Cork,…

July 29, 2018

Goat’s Toe Hosts Soundwaves Music Festival

It is a busy time for music fans this weekend as the Mandela Hall in Belfast hosts its final gig while Hillsborough is the venue for Sunflowerfest. For those living in Bangor and a little reluctant to travel too far,…

July 25, 2018

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Stendhal Expands And Unveils Full Line-Up For 2018

Every year the team behind Stendhal raise the bar and put on an incredible festival in the wilds of Limavady, by the looks of the 2018 programme they could be on to another winner. Taking place on Thursday 9th through…

July 15, 2018

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Dalriada Festival Set For This Weekend

This weekend the beautiful grounds of Glenarm Castle will again host the Dalriada Festival. The festival features a varied programme of action packed events to include World Class Highland Games, Europe’s Strongest Man, Live Wrestling, Wife Carrying Championships, Pipe Band Championships,…

July 12, 2018

News: Scratch My Progress 2018 applications deadline approaching

The Oh Yeah Music Centre’s talent development scheme Scratch My Progress has consistently supported bright new talents in Northern Ireland. The programme aims to nurture upcoming bands and artists, providing opportunities, skills and support to help them build their music career. The…

July 4, 2018

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Our Back Yard Festival Returns This Weekend

Local festivals like Stendhal and Sunflowerfest have grown from being niche DIY events to being premier live music events that are able to attract not only musicians from across Ireland but much further afield. For music fans looking to get…

June 27, 2018

Help Musicians NI Transmission Fund deadline this week

Help Musicians have done a lot of great work since expanding into Northern Ireland a couple of years ago. Many of the opportunities available through Help Musicians UK are available through their Northern Ireland branch, including their Transmission Fund for musicians….

June 26, 2018

Last Mandela Hall show announced

Speculation over when the Mandela Hall would finally close its doors has been rife for a while now. With a number of shows in the past few months claiming to be one of the last ever in the legendary venue….

June 21, 2018

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DIY Festival ‘Coaster’ Announced For July

This July the inaugural outing of Coaster takes place in the seaside town of Portrush. Put together by CATALAN!‘s Ewen Friers, the DIY event is billed as a celebration of all that is good about local music. A music festival…

June 10, 2018

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Women’s Work 2018 kicks off

Now into its third year, Women’s Work festival has become one of the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s flagship events. This year’s festival looks as busy as ever with a varied programme that takes in panels, workshops, film screenings and of course…

June 4, 2018