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Top 2019 Events in Belfast

See our list of the biggest music events, sporting events, festivals and national celebrations in Belfast throughout 2019.

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Belfast Traditional Music Trail
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Traditional Music in Belfast

Belfasts vibrant pubs thrive on live and traditional music. Explore the broad musical tradition of the birthplace of Ruby Murray, Van Morrison and many more.

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Live music at The Hudson Bar
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Belfast: City of Music

Belfast was named City of Music 2018 and with a rich heritage, traditional music scene and top music venues, it's easy to see why.

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Music Legends

Home to names such as Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, and Van Morrison, Belfast lacks nothing when it comes to musical claims to fame.

The city is also dotted with venues that have hosted historic concerts. Led Zepplin played the first show of their world tour ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at the Ulster Hall in 1971; in 1963 The Beatles made their Northern Ireland debut at the King’s Hall, where Nirvana played their last indoor gig in 1992; and the MTV European Music Awards were hosted here in 2011.

Gigs and Concerts

  • Farmers Bash
    Farmers Bash
    Music and Concerts

    Farmers Bash

    Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 6:45pm

    Following a sell-out this year, the Farmer's Bash celebrates and showcases the very best of Irish country music.

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  • A-HA
    A-HA
    Music and Concerts

    A-HA

    Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 8:00pm

    A-HA are back for their brand new tour, Hunting High And Low.

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  • The Groove Line
    The Groove Line
    Music and Concerts

    The Groove Line

    Fri, 02 Aug 2019, 8:30pm

    Live Funk and Soul with the Ralph Rolle seal of approval.

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  • Ulster Youth Orchestra Summer Concert
    Ulster Youth Orchestra Summer Concert
    Music and Concerts

    Ulster Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

    Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 7:45pm

    Conductor Rumon Gamba and local flautist Eimear McGeown join the Ulster Youth Orchestra for their Summer Showcase Concert!

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  • Black Moon
    Black Moon
    Dance

    Black Moon

    13 Aug - 10 Dec 2019

    A club night for and by adults with learning disabilities.

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  • Dirty DC
    Dirty DC
    Music and Concerts

    Dirty DC

    Sat, 02 Nov 2019, 8:30pm

    The sell out Dirty DC are back at the Empire Belfast!

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  • The Official Pink Tribute Alecia Karr
    The Official Pink Tribute Alecia Karr
    Music and Concerts

    The Official Pink Tribute Alecia Karr

    Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 7:00pm

    Balmoral Hotel Presents Alecia Karr the official Pink Tribute.

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  • North Down Museum Summer Market
    North Down Museum Summer Market
    Children's Events

    North Down Museum Summer Market

    27 - 28 Jul 2019

    The galleries and courtyard of the historic museum building will be filled with market stalls selling unique craft…

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  • Gerry Cinnamon
    Gerry Cinnamon
    Music and Concerts

    Gerry Cinnamon

    Fri, 01 Nov 2019, 6:30pm

    The Glasgow artist has had an incredible journey from recording songs on his phone to releasing his critically…

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  • The Clubland Live Experience
    The Clubland Live Experience
    Music and Concerts

    The Clubland Live Experience

    26 - 28 Oct 2019

    The Clubland Live Experience returns to Belfast for their biggest ever show in Ireland!

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  • Féile an Phobail
    Féile an Phobail
    2019 Highlights

    Féile an Phobail

    01 - 11 Aug 2019

    Ireland’s biggest Community Arts Festival is back with its biggest and best line-up yet, with a series of…

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  • André Rieu
    André Rieu
    Music and Concerts

    André Rieu

    Thu, 16 Apr 2020, 8:00pm

    André Rieu, the Dutch “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to ordinary people, will bring…

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Take a Tour

Take a bus journey through the heart of this rock and roll city. Sit back, relax, and enjoy tunes and tales from Them and Van Morrison, by way of awesome guitar players, traditional and folk, to punk rock and Hollywood soundtracks.

From the venue where Van Morrison made his debut, to the place where The Undertones recorded ‘Teenage Kicks’ in 1978, the tour finishes at the NI Music Exhibition in the Cathedral Quarter.

Live Music Sessions

  • Errigle Inn
    Errigle Inn
    Pubs and Clubs

    Errigle Inn

    gps_fixed 2.66KM

    Serving fabulous food and drink, The Errigle Inn features five bars, roof gardens, a beer garden and live…

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  • Voodoo
    Voodoo
    Pubs and Clubs

    Voodoo

    gps_fixed 0.35KM

    Voodoo is well established as a Belfast hotspot, adding a bit of spice for those who like things…

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  • Parlour Bar
    Parlour Bar
    Pubs and Clubs

    Parlour Bar

    gps_fixed 1.62KM

    The ultimate student haunt in the Queen's Quarter, The Parlour Bar is renowned for fantastic entertainment and amazing…

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  • Cabaret Supper Club
    Cabaret Supper Club
    Pubs and Clubs

    Cabaret Supper Club

    gps_fixed 0.21KM

    Sumptuous food, exceptional service and wondrous entertainment.

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  • Alibi
    Alibi
    Pubs and Clubs

    Alibi

    gps_fixed 1.1KM

    Located on Bradbury Place, in the heart of Belfast's Queen's Quarter, Alibi offers the very best in liquor,…

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  • Horatio Todd's
    Horatio Todd's
    Pubs and Clubs

    Horatio Todd's

    gps_fixed 7.16KM

    Visiting East Belfast? Then you have to dine or have a drink in the award-winning Horatio Todd's Bar…

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  • Henrys
    Henrys
    Pubs and Clubs

    Henrys

    gps_fixed 0.45KM

    Henrys, named after historic Belfast figure and United Irish man Henry Joy McCracken, has been a pub for…

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  • McHugh's Bar & Restaurant
    McHugh's Bar & Restaurant
    Pubs and Clubs

    McHugh's Bar & Restaurant

    gps_fixed 0.86KM

    Located in the trendy Cathedral Quarter, McHughs is housed in one of Belfast's oldest buildings, dating back to…

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  • John Hewitt
    John Hewitt
    Pubs and Clubs

    John Hewitt

    gps_fixed 0.62KM

    A unique venue in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, you are guaranteed a very warm Belfast welcome…

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  • Filthy McNastys
    Filthy McNastys
    Pubs and Clubs

    Filthy McNastys

    gps_fixed 0.62KM

    Featuring the Secret Garden beer garden, live music, DJs, cocktails and open mic nights, Filthy McNastys is one…

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The Belfast Playlist

Plug into the sound of something local. Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre has curated a Spotify playlist of music from the city and across Northern Ireland.

As well as a few classics, it features upcoming artists and songs inspired from a love for the city these artists call home.

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