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Sam Palladio added to Nashville line up

Fans of the hit TV show Nashville will be delighted to learn that Sam Palladio has been added to the line up when the cast come to perform at Belfast’s SSE Arena in June.

Music
Ladykillers lined up for the Lyric in adaptation of classic Ealing comedy

Ladykillers lined up for the Lyric in adaptation of classic Ealing comedy

The Ladykillers, the critically acclaimed adaptation of the classic Ealing Comedy by renowned writer Graham Linehan, opens at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast this month.

Theatre and Comedy
GOH hosts Sunday Night at the Musicals

GOH hosts Sunday Night at the Musicals

Tickets are on sale for what’s being billed as the biggest concert the Grand Opera House will have seen in a long time, featuring the combined voices of more than 15 local musical societies presenting ‘Sunday Night At The Musicals’.

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ROMANCE IS MUSIC TO NI FESTIVAL GOERS EARS&Festival goers Anna Henry and Taylor Kirk arent ruling out romance at one of this summers festivals following the results of a survey by Boost which found that 62% of NI music lovers admitted they would be up for finding romance at a festival. To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, which is the perfect accompaniment to festivals, the leading drinks company asked the NI public to tell them their favourite things about the hottest summer music events.

NI Festival lovers say they are open to romance

To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, leading drinks company Boost carried out a survey to find out the festival favourites of Northern Ireland’s music lovers.

Music
Dress for the job you want (not the one you have)

Dress to impress: interview style advice for women

Although a catwalk-inspired outfit won’t necessarily be the sole reason you land your dream job, it’ll certainly make a great first impression.

Lifestyle
There are thousands of secret codes.

How to unlock 76,000 SECRET Netflix categories to find new films and TV shows

There are ‘secret’ Netflix codes to help you unlock niche categories – and there are reported to be more than 76,000 of these “micro-genres”.

Arts
The new season will be on ITV.

NI contestants wanted for new series of Ninja Warrior UK

The makers of television programme, Ninja Warrior UK, are on the look out for anyone from Northern Ireland who wants to be a contestant on the show.

Arts
The launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2017 at the Dirty Onion on Thursday May 11.
From left are Lee Hedley (performer), Davy Watson (performer), Karen Sheals-Hoy from American Holidays, the Rev Doc (performer), Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Crawford, Linda McLaughlin (performer), Stephen Rafferty (performer) and at the front Mervyn Crawford (performer).
Photo by Tony Murray for Excalibur Press/Belfast City Blues Festival

For more info contact Tina Calder tina@excaliburpress.co.uk | 07982628911


The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.
 
Now in its 9th year, it�"s one of the biggest blues festivals in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is the widest reaching music festival in Belfast. With it's loyal following The Belfast City Blues Festival, sponsored by American Holidays draws crowds from far and wide.
For more information, festival listings and tickets log onto www.belfastcityblues.com or connect with the Belfast City Blues Festival official F

Belfast gets the blues with the launch of the annual City Festival

The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.

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Holywood Harmony organisers reveal expansion

Holywood Harmony organisers reveal expansion

Organisers of the Holywood Harmony Festival have announced a series of expansion plans that will see the event grow in size over the coming weeks.

Music
Book highlights Ireland’s Beautiful North

Book highlights Ireland’s Beautiful North

H aving moved to Northern Ireland from Liverpool several years ago, Dominic Kearney has fully embraced his new home and its culture. He has written for a variety of publications and is a contributor to a number of arts programmes on Radio Ulster.

Arts
Ruairi McSorley, AKA, Frostbit Boy, got the party started at the launch of the Farmers Bash at the SSE Arena, Belfast, today as he showed country singing star Lisa McHugh and radio presenter Kirsty McMurray from Downtown Country a few jiving moves while Derek Ryan provides the musical accompaniment. The Farmer Bash will take place on October 6, 2017 at Belfast's prestigious SSE Arena featuring popular, high-caliber country music artists and professional production values on a thunderous purpose built stage. It's expected to attract thousands of Irish country music and country jiving fans from across Ireland and beyond to see their musical heroes perform at the country party of a lifetime. This ambitious event, sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, presented by LSFX Productions, will be the UK & Ireland's BIGGEST EVER indoor Country Music Dance. Tickets are on sale for the Farmers Bash from 10am on Saturday 6th May priced at ?28.00 and ?30.00 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.ssearenabelfast.com Picture

Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the Farmers’ Bash

The biggest event of the year for country music and jiving fans across Northern Ireland has been announced at the official launch of the Farmers’ Bash, which will storm its way into Belfast’s SSE Arena later this year.

Music
Brand New Friend; Lauren, Aaron, Luke and Taylor. Pic by Conor Kerr.

WATCH: Something for the weekend for Brand New Friend

A local musical foursome is set to perform at one of the UK’s biggest music festivals later this month.

Music
Imelda May announces Belfast return

Imelda May announces Belfast return

Imelda May is set to return to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast later this year, it’s been announced.

Music
The Pink Project - Emily and Her Pink Things (�JeongMee Yoon)

Month long photo festival planned for Belfast

Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts festival and the photographic biennial for the island of Ireland, returns from June 1-30, exploring the increasingly topical themes of sexuality and gender and how they relate to the perception and expression of identity social constructs.

Arts
Buckfast Doughnuts (Credit: Doughzy Donuts)

Good news as Belfast’s Buckfast Doughnuts could be back (very) soon

Buckfast doughnuts hit the shelves of a popular cafe this week, selling out in just one and a half hours.

Lifestyle
Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

It’s been an exciting year for Northern Ireland actor Kerry Rooney; he’s already been to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE for services to older people and drama, and next week he will be recreating another rags to riches story in hit musical Me and My Girl.

Theatre and Comedy
Muse and Biffy Clyro lined up for Vital

Muse and Biffy Clyro lined up for Vital

It has been announced that Muse will headline Belfast Vital on August 23 at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields with tickets going on sale next Friday, May 5 at 9am.

Music
Emeli Sande set to play headliner at CuHSq

Emeli Sande set to play headliner at CuHSq

Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé has revealed that she will be performing a headline show at CHSq on Wednesday August 16.

Music
Plenty of entertainment at the North West 200

Plenty of entertainment at the North West 200

For anyone who is travelling to the North West 200 there is a packed programme of events planned to keep you entertained throughout the week.

Music
Live, laugh, love with Eilish O’Carroll

Live, laugh, love with Eilish O’Carroll

Best known for her role as friend and neighbour ‘Winnie McGoogan’ in the smash hit television show Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish O’Carroll will be giving an insight into the woman behind the character with her new show Live, Laugh, Love, which is coming to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Saturday May 20.

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