Various groups and organisations throughout Northern Ireland continue to look at ways to increase the success and prosperity of the music scene. One such way is the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s Sound of Belfast which continues to grow from strength to strength.
It serves as an important outlet to showcase the talent from our small province as well as offering musicians and individuals the chance to speak to influential organisations like UK Music, The BPI, Musicians’ Union, PRS for Music, The Cato Academy and PPL.
The programme for 2016 includes 31 events across the 10 days in in the likes of the Mandela Hall, Lavery’s, Voodoo, The Elmwood Hall, The Empire, the MAC and The Eglantine Bar. You should definitely keep an eye out for an album launch from Malojian, the NI Music Prize with a special show from Ash, one day festival Spectrum and a host of other spectacular events.
Charlotte Dryden, the new CEO of Oh Yeah says, “Sound of Belfast is our way of celebrating all that is great about local music. From showcasing new talent to celebrating legends in venues across the city. What is really special is the opportunity for people to participate in some of our youth and older people events. It’s also great that we are able to keep talking and discussing opportunities and solutions for our industry, musicians and audiences through events like The Music Cities Afternoon and the Breaking Into Music Conference.”
You can view the full Sound of Belfast programme of events below: