Whether it’s toe-tapping traditional Irish music, a standing room only gig, or an evening of soothing jazz or classical, you’re guaranteed to find out what makes Belfast a city of music.

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.

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Duke of York

0.64 KM

Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke offers a traditional Belfast welcome, craic and music.

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Dirty Onion / 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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The Points
Pubs and Clubs

The Points Bar

The Points is a traditional Irish pub situated in the heart of Dublin Road Belfast.

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Belfast Music Tours

Walk through cobbled alleyways, past famous landmarks and explore unique bars to experience Belfast’s rich culture, heritage, language, customs and history through Music tours.

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Tours

Belfast Music Walking Tour

01 Jun - 21 Dec 2024

Take a leisurely walking tour to explore Belfast's rich music scene, taking in some off the beaten track venues. Explore a vibrant music city with your guide!

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Belfast Trad Trail
Music Tours

Belfast Traditional Music Trail

01 Jun - 28 Sep 2024

The Belfast Traditional Music Trail is a unique way to experience Irish music.

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Music Tours

Belfast Punk Music Walking Tour

08 Jun - 14 Dec 2024

Come explore the story of punk music in Belfast, a city where punk meant more! Take this walking tour to explore the story of punk music on Belfast’s streets.

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Live Music in Belfast

Discover why Belfast was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2021. Enjoy live gigs, traditional and alternative music throughout Belfast.

Live Music

  • Scott's Jazz Club
    Scott's Jazz Club
    Arts and Entertainment

    Scott's Jazz Club

    6.72 KM

    Scott's Jazz Club is a purpose designed Jazz Club Theatre with amazing sound and lighting.
    "The finest…

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  • AVA Festival 2023
    AVA Festival 2023
    Arts and Entertainment

    AVA Festival 2023

    2.68 KM

    Audio. Visual. Arts. Festival & Conference celebrates the strong current of electronic music & visual arts.
    2+3…

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  • Grace Neills
    Grace Neills
    Pubs and Clubs

    Grace Neills

    43.95 KM

    Welcome to Irelands Oldest Pub, where tradition meets modern charm in a fantastic seaside location.

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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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  • Nancy Mulligans Bar & Kitchen
    Nancy Mulligans Bar & Kitchen
    Pubs and Clubs

    Nancy Mulligans Bar & Kitchen

    0.63 KM

    Discover the charm of Nancy Mulligans Bar & Kitchen. The best of Live Sport, Live Music & Good…

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  • Union Street Bar & Restaurant
    Union Street Bar & Restaurant
    Pubs and Clubs

    Union Street Bar & Restaurant

    Situated in a 19th century shoe factory, Union Street Bar is one of the Belfast's most stylish bars…

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  • 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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  • Tetto
    Tetto
    Pubs and Clubs

    Tetto

    0.63 KM

    Tetto is Bullitt Hotel’s stunning rooftop restaurant and garden with incredible panoramic views of Belfast.

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  • The Tipsy Bird
    The Tipsy Bird
    Pubs and Clubs

    The Tipsy Bird

    0.83 KM

    The Tipsy Bird is a quirky style bar in Belfast’s city centre with amazing cocktails and live music.

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  • Lavery’s Belfast
    Lavery’s Belfast
    Pubs and Clubs

    Lavery’s Belfast

    0.99 KM

    Belfast's oldest family-owned pub–live music, sports, pool tables, tasty grub and a vibrant atmosphere for socialising & fun.

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Music Venues in Belfast

From arenas to bars, Belfast is host to some of the coolest music venues. Remember it’s not just about the music, but how you experience it.

  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
    Arts and Entertainment

    Ulster Hall

    0.27 KM

    Ulster Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic venues. Sitting right at the heart of the city's vibrant…

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  • The SSE Arena, Belfast
    The SSE Arena, Belfast
    Arts and Entertainment

    The SSE Arena, Belfast

    1.87 KM

    Northern Ireland's premier entertainment venue, where world class entertainment comes alive!

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  • Belfast Empire
    Belfast Empire
    Pubs and Clubs

    Belfast Empire

    0.99 KM

    One of the country’s premier live music bars, the Empire is one of Belfast’s best loved drinking establishments.…

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Famous Faces of Belfast

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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