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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Paramore bring exhilarating show to Waterfront

Paramore bring exhilarating show to Waterfront

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore will be playing at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Friday, June 28.

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Guns N Roses singer, Axl Rose, pictured performing in the SSE Arena in Belfast in 2010. (Photo: Justin Kernoghan)

Full Slane lineup confirmed

The full lineup for this year’s Slane Castle concert has been revealed.

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Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme

Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform.

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Holywood Harmony Festival announce stellar three-day line-up

Holywood Harmony Festival announce stellar three-day line-up

The Holywood Harmony Festival has announced a three-day line-up that is set to boost the growing reputation of the volunteer-run spectacle.

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Vital returns with Tiësto as headline act

Vital Festival returns to Belfast this summer with Tiësto taking to the main stage for what promises to be a phenomenal headline set.

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Waterfront date for ’70s legends Hot Chocolate

Waterfront date for ’70s legends Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate, one of the most successful bands ever to come out of the 1970s, will be performing at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Sunday, April 30.

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Another chance to see Steps in Belfast

Another chance to see Steps in Belfast

Do to overwhelming demand, Steps have announced an extra Belfast date for their upcoming tour.

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Rising star and singer-songwriter, Hannah McPhillimy, will perform at the Irish Arts Center in New York City on 9 March as part of their SongLives series, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council and the Northern Ireland Bureau.  The popular series, curated by Irish folk singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winner, Susan McKeown, aims to showcase the most exciting contemporary singer-songwriters from Ireland and North America.  Visit www.artscouncil-ni.org for all funding opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Picture by Brian Morrison.

North Coast singer sets her sights on New York

Rising star and singer-songwriter, Hannah McPhillimy, who hails from the North Coast, recently performed at the Irish Arts Center in New York City as part of their SongLives series, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council and the Northern Ireland Bureau.

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