City of Music

Belfast has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO City of Music title 2021 and with a buzzing music scene, it’s easy to see why. From intimate gigs and traditional jams to world-famous names who started out right here in Northern Ireland, we know great music and continue to celebrate it in many forms.

Gigs and Concerts

  • Bat out of Hell
    Bat out of Hell
    Theatre

    Bat out of Hell

    0.66 KM
    23 - 27 Aug 2022

    Bat out of Hell, the award-winning wild child musical thunders into Belfast August 2022!

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  • Sundays on the Maritime Mile
    Sundays on the Maritime Mile
    Music and Concerts

    Sundays on the Maritime Mile

    Sun, 03 Jul 2022, 1:00pm

    'Sundays on the Maritime Mile’ are a series of free music events taking place every Sunday at locations…

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  • Steam and 80’s
    Steam and 80’s
    Belfast Plus

    Steam and 80’s

    30.16 KM
    Fri, 02 Sep 2022, 7:00pm

    Enjoy a steam train journey before arriving at the platform in Whitehead to dance the night away to…

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  • Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble
    Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble

    0.66 KM
    Tue, 25 Oct 2022, 6:30pm

    Martin Hayes is one of the world's most celebrated fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music.…

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  • The Deer’s Head Beer Festival 2022
    The Deer’s Head Beer Festival 2022
    Food and Drink

    The Deer’s Head Beer Festival 2022

    0.56 KM
    22 - 24 Jul 2022

    Introducing The Deer's Head's first Beer Festival - A celebration of Irish craft beer. 30+ Beers | Meet…

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  • The Producers
    The Producers
    Theatre

    The Producers

    0.82 KM
    25 - 27 Aug 2022

    Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult…

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  • Paul Carrack
    Paul Carrack
    Belfast International Arts Festival

    Paul Carrack

    0.66 KM
    Wed, 26 Oct 2022, 6:30pm

    Paul Carrack, one the UK’s great singer songwriters and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return…

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  • Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 1 July Louise Dodds
    Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 1 July Louise Dodds
    Music and Concerts

    Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 1 July Louise Dodds

    6.72 KM
    01 - 02 Jul 2022

    Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 1 July Louise Dodds. Relax into an evening of jazz accompanied by some of…

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  • Boogie Bingo Night
    Boogie Bingo Night
    Summer

    Boogie Bingo Night

    0.66 KM
    09 - 10 Jul 2022

    Boogie Bingo Night at the Europa Hotel Belfast on Saturday 9 July, doors open at 7:30pm. £18 per…

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  • Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 15 July Jimmy Smyth’s Organised
    Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 15 July Jimmy Smyth’s Organised
    Music and Concerts

    Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 15 July Jimmy Smyth’s Organised

    6.72 KM
    15 - 16 Jul 2022

    Scotts Jazz Club Presents: 15 July Jimmy Smyth’s Organised. Relax into an evening of jazz accompanied by some…

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Traditional Music in Belfast

Belfast’s pub culture thrives on traditional music sessions. Grab a pint and immerse yourself in the sounds of Irish trad in these bars and venues with regular traditional live music.

Live Music Sessions

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

    Horatio Todd's

    7.16 KM

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

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  • Dirty Onion and Yardbird
    Dirty Onion and Yardbird
    Pubs and Clubs

    Dirty Onion and Yardbird

    0.65 KM

    The Dirty Onion is Belfast's oldest building, with real Irish music and craic seven nights a week.

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  • Voodoo
    Voodoo
    Pubs and Clubs

    Voodoo

    0.35 KM

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

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  • Granny Annies
    Granny Annies
    Pubs and Clubs

    Granny Annies

    0.59 KM

    Oozing rustic charm, ‘home’ to traditional and modern live music, and just five minutes’ walk from Belfast City…

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  • Errigle Inn
    Errigle Inn
    Pubs and Clubs

    Errigle Inn

    2.66 KM

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

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  • The Old Inn
    The Old Inn
    Hotels

    The Old Inn

    23.37 KM

    Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn,

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  • The Bowery
    The Bowery
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Bowery

    4.35 KM

    Lisburn Road’s neighbourhood bar and gastropub.

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  • Limelight Complex
    Limelight Complex
    Pubs and Clubs

    Limelight Complex

    0.47 KM

    Established as one of the city's main venues for live music, hosting international touring acts, sell out club…

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  • Downpatrick Racecourse
    Downpatrick Racecourse
    See & Do

    Downpatrick Racecourse

    38.37 KM

    Enjoy the ‘Sport of Kings’ in the heart of the Mourne Region!

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  • Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant
    Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant
    Pubs and Clubs

    Berts Jazz Bar & Restaurant

    0.51 KM

    Berts encapsulates the sleek elegance of the art-deco era, complemented by live jazz, fabulous cocktails and mouth watering…

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Music Legends

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

 

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