Category : News

The Kooks Get Set For Féile an Phobail

  Féile an Phobail continues to go from strength to strength each year and for 2016, they have yet again pulled out all the stops to get a big headline act for the Big Tent in Falls Park. On Saturday…

July 19, 2016

Chordblossom Presents: Owen Denvir Single Launch

We’re delighted to be hosting the launch of Owen Denvir‘s latest single, ‘Green Light‘. He has created plenty of social media buzz with his mash-up and cover videos, but it’s his original songs that have garnered him plenty of great…

July 12, 2016

Derry’s Music City 2016 Line-up Announced

The streets and venues of Derry will be packed with musicians and fans alike as Music City returns for its fourth year. The festival of music will run from Monday 4th July – Sunday 10th July 2016 and feature a…

July 4, 2016

Moira Calling Announced

It isn’t too often that a new music festival is announced for Northern Ireland particularly one that is based in Moira. Step forward Moira Calling. Put together by the team at Brown Lemonade, the event will fuse together great music…

June 20, 2016

Open House Festival 2016

  It wouldn’t be a summer in Bangor without the plethora of events that the Open House Festival unleash on the town every year. 2016 is no different with the festival hosting over 130 events across 40 of the town’s…

June 1, 2016

Therapy?, DJ Yoda & Hayseed Dixie for Stendhal Festival

  Stendhal Festival of Art have unveiled the first batch of artists to grace their beautiful site at Limavady later this August. This year Stendhal Festival will welcome Northern Irish rock legends Therapy?, the internationally renowned DJ Yoda, bluegrass favourites…

May 26, 2016

Metal 2 the Masses Semi Finals

We’ve previously noted that this year’s Metal 2 the Masses contest has contained some, ahem, interesting moments (not looking at anyone in particular – nope, not at all, nuh uh). The semi finals, however, were nothing but pure class –…

May 4, 2016

Sunflowerfest 2016 Line-up Announcements

  Sunflowerfest is now well and truly entrenched in the calendar of all local music fans. Located at Tubby’s Farm in Hillsborough, the festival hosts a wealth of quality Northern Irish musicians and bands across three days. This year the…

April 27, 2016

Belsonic line-up announcement

  Belsonic has established itself as one of the biggest live music events in Northern Ireland over the past few months. This year they upped the stakes by moving location from Custom House Square to the Titantic quarter to ensure an…

April 25, 2016

Studio Recording Time Up For Grabs

  Electric Mountain Studios are teaming up with Belfast based venue, 39 Gordon Street to offer an incredible prize to budding musicians. The Newcastle based studio run by Allan McGreevy (The Rupture Dogs) are kindly giving away free recording time….

April 20, 2016

Horror Punk Legend Argyle Goolsby To Hit Belfast This May

  Shizznigh Promotions is bringing Belfast a night of mayhem, makeup and musical heroes as Argyle Goolsby is set to play the Empire on Sunday, May 22nd. Goolsby, co-founder of horror punks Blitzkid, is finally bringing his band the Roving…

April 15, 2016

Submissions Open For Stendhal 2016

  If you are a regular reader of Chordblossom then you will know that we are very fond of Stendhal Festival Of Art. The Limavady festival was recently named Best Small Festival in Ireland for the third year running so…

March 29, 2016

Photograph The Band Workshop

  We are blessed with having a team of excellent photographers out attending gigs for us. For beginners the process can be daunting particularly given the multitude of different environments gigs occur in. Thankfully the Belfast Photo Festival is giving…

March 17, 2016

Brand New Friend Win Kickstart 2016

  Over 90 musicians & bands from Northern Ireland entered the competition back in January and through a series of judging panels, the huge number of quality entrants was whittled down to just four. On Thursday evening, we hosted a…

March 13, 2016

Blazefest IV: All The Latest News

  Blazefest is an annual one day event that raises funds for the Royal Belfast Hospital For Sick Children. Now in its sixth year, the festival is organised by the family of young Blaze Shields-Pettitt, a brave little man who…

March 8, 2016