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15 Music Events Not to Miss

Belfast has an incredible line-up of music events this autumn, with everything from small gigs to world-famous artists and hit musical theatre.

2018 Highlights

Dinos in the City

With the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus, the UK’s most famous dinosaur, at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, enjoy a range of dinosaur themed events and offers in the city!

Music and Concerts

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    Christmas at the Castle

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    28 Nov-30 Dec

    Visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens for live music, festive food, family workshops, choral concerts and Christmas ghost stories this Novem...

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    Sound of Belfast 2018

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    08 Nov

    Celebrating five years of Sound of Belfast with a programme of events coordinated by Oh Yeah and aimed at celebrating and promoting a great...

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    The Northern Ireland Music Prize

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    Thu, 15 Nov

    The Northern Ireland Music Prize honours and celebrates the very best of Northern Irish albums, and this year includes three additional cate...

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    Season Finale: Mahler's Fifth

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    Fri, 24 May 2019

    The 2018/19 Finale brings together two recurring themes from across the Season – symphonic pieces on a grand scale and composers taking new...

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    Rachmaninov’s Second

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    Fri, 10 May 2019

    A masterpiece of melodic writing and a sublime partnership between soloist and orchestra.

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    Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4

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    Thu, 11 Apr 2019

    This irresistible lunch time concerto is performed by Ulster Orchestra Principal Horn Paul Klein.

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    The Snowman Family Concert

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    Sat, 01 Dec

    A special family concert for all ages.

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    Celtic Soul: The Songs of Van Morrison

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    Sat, 02 Mar 2019

    Receiving critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform, Celtic Soul are the definitive Van Morrison tribute.

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    Tommy Fleming

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    Fri, 01 Feb 2019

    Come down to the iconic Ulster Hall as the 'voice of Ireland' Tommy Fleming brings you an unmissable night of music.

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    Blue Planet II: Live in Concert

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    Sat, 23 Mar 2019

    Experience the beautiful footage of the BAFTA award-winning Blue Planet II accompanied live by a full symphony orchestra.

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    Vienna!

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    Fri, 04 Jan 2019

    Let the Ulster Orchestra and charismatic guest performers take you to the glittering world of Strauss for the waltz of your life!

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    I Love Country!

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    Sat, 11 May 2019

    Let those Country Roads take you to the Ulster Orchestra this May for a fantastic mix of old and new country hits!

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    Magi And Kings

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    Thu, 13 Dec

    A Ulster Hall Superb Lunchtime Concert.

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    I Love Irish Music!

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    Sat, 16 Mar 2019

    Join in the festivities for St Patrick’s Day with the Ulster Orchestra.

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    I Love The 80's

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    Sat, 27 Apr 2019

    The Hair! The Fashion! The Music! What’s not to love about the 80s?!

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    The Magic Of Christmas

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    Wed, 19 Dec

    This spectacular show will feature all your Seasonal favourites.

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    I Love Burns Night!

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    Sat, 19 Jan 2019

    It’s the hottest ticket in town, so don’t miss out – bring on the haggis!

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    UB40

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    Fri, 22 Mar 2019

    Legendary reggae band UB40, featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, return to Belfast with a headline show at the SSE Arena.

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    Snow Patrol

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    Fri, 07 Dec

    Snow Patrol headline Belfast's SSE Arena for an unmissable gig as part of their UK and Ireland Tour.

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    Czech Selection

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    Thu, 14 Feb 2019

    A delightful afternoon of Czech music, conducted by Czech Jiři Rožeň, awaits!

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    Roy Orbison Reborn

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    Thu, 31 Jan 2019

    Relive the sound, voice and hits of music legend Roy Orbison with the World's Number One Roy Orbison Tribute, Dean Bourne.

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    Mozart’s Requiem

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    Fri, 19 Apr 2019

    The heart-wrenching and revolutionary final work from one of the world’s foremost musical geniuses.

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    A Vision of Elvis

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    Sat, 02 Mar 2019

    A Vision of Elvis is an emotional rollercoaster through time featuring all of The King's greatest hits.

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    Hungarian Spice

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    Thu, 16 May 2019

    The Lunchtime Concerts Series allows a bite-sized sample of the Ulster Orchestra in its full glory!

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    Saint- Saëns’Egyptian

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    Fri, 05 Apr 2019

    This concert makes its way to Egypt by way of Greece for Saint-Saëns’ delightful Fifth Piano Concerto.

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    Handel's Messiah

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    07-08 Dec

    Handel's Messiah is a miracle in itself.

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Children's Events

Comedy Highlights

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    Shane Todd: Hero

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    23-24 Nov

    Being named after an iconic Wild West film hero is a lot for anyone to live up to. Is Shane Todd a hero? Maybe. But also maybe not.

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    Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

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    Thu, 16 May 2019

    Comedian Stewart Francis, star of The Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack, embarks on a brand-new show for his last tour ever.

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    Belfast Bred Tour

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    27 Oct-24 Nov

    Join Chef Barney on the only theatrical food tour in town! Discover, and taste, the food Belfast was built on during this fun filled one of...

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    Paul Currie: Live at The Crescent

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    Thu, 15 Nov

    Beautifully daft, Currie's shows are comedy in it's purest form. A frenzy of silliness and joy.

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    Craig Hill and Micky Bartlett

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    Sat, 02 Feb 2019

    Don't miss Cool FM Comedy Club's double headline special featuring comedians Craig Hill and Micky Bartlett.

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    Paul Merton's Impro Chums

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    Fri, 12 Apr 2019

    Paul Merton and friends are back on the road to bring evenings of mind-blowing improvisation to their favourite parts of the UK.

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    Adam Rowe: Undeniable

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    Thu, 22 Nov

    Join comedian Adam Rowe at Belfast Waterfront as he asks: what does it take to become undeniably good at what you do?

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    Gearóid Farrelly: Home Truths

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    Sat, 24 Nov

    The comedian takes his brand of chatty stand-up comedy on the road this Autumn, discussing everything from Trump to decluttering and why you...

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