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Isobel Anderson & Alliance For Choice Combine For Pro Choice Campaign

Isobel Anderson and Alliance For Choice recently announced a new collaboration. The song and incoming for video “_4284_ (I’m a Life)” is a part of the new campaign I’m a Life to make abortion free, safe and legal in Northern…

February 15, 2019

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Evening Showcases Announced For Output 2019

The evening showcases for Ireland’s largest one-day music conference and showcase have been announced. With over forty artists and bands playing in across Belfast in the evening, Output 2019 should be unmissable This year Chordblossom will be teaming up with…

February 10, 2019

AVA Festival Lineup Announcement

One of the biggest music events of the year returns in 2019 with a strong a line up as ever. Following the massive success of 2018, the AVA festival looks to continue its run of successful outings with one of…

January 27, 2019

Saint Sapphire sign to Sony Music Entertainment

While we are all comfortable in the knowledge that the best music in the world comes from our small corner of the globe, it’s always nice to see it recognised on a global stage. So it was with great excitement…

January 21, 2019

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Artist Submissions Open For Stendahl 2019

Stendhal Festival are now open for artist submissions for the 2019 festival.  Stendhal is the largest independent music and arts festival in Northern Ireland and has seen acts such as Ryan McMullan, The Wood Burning Savages, SOAK and ROE grace…

January 6, 2019

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Snow Patrol Announce 3rd Ward Park Show

Snow Patrol fans were promised “it was only a matter of time,” by lead singer Gary Lightbody and that time has bee confirmed as Saturday May 25th 2019… the date the band return to Ward Park, Bangor, 9 years after…

January 3, 2019

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NI Music Prize 2018 – The Wood Burning Savages Do The Double

The NI Music Prize stepped up to the big leagues for 2018 with a move to the legendary Ulster Hall and a host of new prizes up for grabs. Hannah Peel had the task of opening proceedings and put togehter…

November 16, 2018

Sound of Belfast returns for 2018

Sound of Belfast is set to return with a sizeable programme of events next week from 8th – 15th November. Now in its fifth year, the Oh Yeah coordinated event is packing plenty into the week, from talks, panels, awards…

October 31, 2018

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Atlantic Sessions Celebrate Ten Years

It requires a certain tenacity and commitment to producing special events that allows an organisation to reach a tenth anniversary. After nine great years of live music around the North Coast, Atlantic Sessions reach that milestone in 2018. To celebrate…

October 29, 2018

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

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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