Get the latest scoop on concerts and gigs, festivals, family events and everything else that’s happening in Belfast. Browse our events guide to discover what's on today, what's on this weekend, and more things to do this month.

2018 Highlights

Music and Concerts

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    Fleadh Feirste: The Gaeltacht Quarter Festival

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    28 Nov-02 Dec

    A vibrant cultural festival celebrating Belfast’s heritage as Ireland’s leading Irish language city.

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
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    Def Leppard

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    Sun, 02 Dec

    This gig sees Def Leppard deliver what fans have been waiting for – the 'Hysteria' album performed in full plus other hits, all in one night...

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    Music In The Chamber - Melisma

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    Thu, 06 Dec

    Melisma, Belfast's renowned 8-voice choir, is coming to Bangor for some festive cheer this year. From favourite Christmas carols old and new...

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
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    Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

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    Sun, 25 Nov

    Pete Tong, Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra come to Belfast with a brand new unmissable show with an array of guest singers.

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    Marc O'Reily with Support by Orchid Collective

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    Fri, 12 Oct

    The Crescent will welcome Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly to Belfast.

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  • Belfast Empire
    Belfast Empire
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    Anna Calvi

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    Thu, 27 Sep

    Anna Calvi will be hitting the Empire Music Hall again with her brand new album Hunter.

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    Something Inside So Strong

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    Fri, 02 Nov

    Open Arts Community Choir celebrate 18 years of song.

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  • Belfast Waterfront
    Belfast Waterfront
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    The Music Box 2018

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    13-15 Dec

    Join Belfast Waterfront to celebrate the 10th birthday of Belfast's biggest and best Christmas show.

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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
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    Deacon Blue

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    Tue, 13 Nov

    Deacon Blue are delighted to announce their return to Belfast on their 2018 Tour, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue.

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    The Lament for Art O’Leary

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    Fri, 02 Nov

    Paul Muldoon presents his new translation of the greatest love poem in the Irish language Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire (The Lament for Art O'...

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  • Belfast Waterfront
    Belfast Waterfront
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    Queen Extravaganza

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    Fri, 26 Oct

    Experience an unforgettable evening with Queen's greatest hits presented by today's finest musicians, hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian...

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
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    U2: eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

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    27-28 Oct

    U2 bring their upcoming 'eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE' Tour to Belfast's SSE Arena.

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
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    Cliff Richard

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    Sun, 30 Sep

    Sir Cliff Richard returns to Ireland in 2018 as part of his 60th Anniversary Tour, with a date at Belfast's SSE Arena.

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    Connla

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    Fri, 12 Oct

    Connla have firmly cemented their place on the Irish music scene with their fresh and exciting approach to traditional music.

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    Brendan Popplestone and Silver Fish

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    Fri, 26 Oct

    Now onto their fourth album, Brendan Popplestone and Silver Fish are all about joining in with fun jazzy music.

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    Los Dramaticos Present Fire In The Blood

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    Sat, 29 Sep

    Belfast based group Los Dramaticos invite you to accompany them on a musical journey through the cultures of the Latin world.

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    The Knotty Pine String Band

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    Fri, 21 Sep

    The Knotty Pine String Band have been playing together since 1993 and have been bringing bluegrass and American roots music to audiences all...

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    Brass On Your Doorstep – Ulster Orchestra at Bangor Abbey

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    Fri, 14 Dec

    Join the members of the Ulster Orchestra for a night of superb Christmas music in the beautiful setting of Bangor Abbey!

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    Outlaw Country

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    Thu, 08 Nov

    Outlaw Country celebrate the songs of some of the most iconic singer-songwriters in Americana and Americian Folk/Roots Music.

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    On The Road & In The Round

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    Sun, 07 Oct

    Featuring the combined talents of three award-winning artists, Jesse Terry, Lizanne Knott and Michael Logen, for a combination of solo perfo...

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    Edelle McMahon

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    Fri, 16 Nov

    One of Ireland's finest singer songwriters, Edelle McMahon is back with her-awaited debut album entitled Adventures In Narcissism.

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  • Belfast Waterfront
    Belfast Waterfront
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    Billy Ocean

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    Thu, 11 Oct

    Enjoy an unforgettable night of music from multi-platinum R&B singer-songwriter legend Billy Ocean.

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    Lush Classical 2018

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    Sat, 13 Oct

    Lush! produce one of the most spectacular music events held in Northern Ireland, returning now for its even bigger third year.

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  • Belfast Empire
    Belfast Empire
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    Cabeytu Brothers

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    Sun, 18 Nov

    Benidorm’s finest house band return to the Empire!

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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
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    Ryan McMullan

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    Fri, 21 Dec

    Northern Irish singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan brings his largest ever Belfast headline show to the iconic Ulster Hall.

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Children's Events

2018 Event Highlights

With hundreds of things happening in Belfast every month, it can be hard to choose what to go to. To help you decide, here's our list of the biggest and best events and festivals in 2018.

Comedy Highlights

  • Belfast Waterfront
    Belfast Waterfront
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    Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

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    17-18 Oct

    Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast.

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    Ross Noble: El Hablador

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    Fri, 28 Sep

    Who is El Hablador? It's well-known comedian Ross Noble, who has a new show.

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
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    Kevin Bridges: Brand New

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    09-10 Nov

    Scotland's biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back next year with his hotly anticipated live stand-up tour: Brand New.

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    George Egg: DIY Chef

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    22-23 Sep

    Award winning comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns to The MAC with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-...

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    The Room

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    Fri, 28 Sep

    The Crescent will host a live staging of the best worst movie ever made.

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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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  • Crescent Arts Centre
    Crescent Arts Centre
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    The Blindboy Podcast Tour

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    Sat, 06 Oct

    Join the Rubberbandit's Blindboy Boatclub as he brings The Blindboy Podcast to the stage live at the Ulster Hall.

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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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    Tony Walsh

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    Fri, 19 Oct

    Belly-laughs, tears, heart-swelling pride; Tony Walsh is a performer who connects with an audience to a very rare degree.

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    Flo and Joan: Alive on Stage

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    Thu, 20 Sep

    Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan present an ho...

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    Fake ID

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    03-04 Oct

    It’s difficult to fit in when your dad sticks out like a brown thumb and even you aren’t sure how to EXACTLY pronounce your surname.

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    A Disappearing Act

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    04-06 Oct

    Join the family and friends of the great magician Philip Winterbottom for one final disappearing act, an immersive comedy… about the end of...

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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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    Luisa Omielan

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    Fri, 12 Oct

    Fresh from filming her BBC3 series of the same name, comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan ('What Would Beyonce Do?!' and 'Am I Right Ladies?!') i...

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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
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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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    Daniel Sloss: X

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    Wed, 07 Nov

    Don’t miss this stunning new show from Scotland's internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy star Daniel Sloss.

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    The Nualas

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    Sat, 29 Sep

    Bam! Pow! Biff! The Nualas are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock out, body slamming comedy gold.

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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
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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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  • Belfast Waterfront
    Belfast Waterfront
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    Jimeoin: Ridiculous - Cool FM Comedy Club

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    19-20 Oct

    Notorious for being ‘Ridiculous,’ Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy's masters.

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    Belfast Girls Live On Stage

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    09-20 Oct

    Belfast Girls, the online sensation, is coming live to the Belfast Waterfront stage for the first time ever.

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  • Belfast Waterfront
    Belfast Waterfront
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    Jason Manford - Muddle Class

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    22-24 Sep

    Jason Manford is delighted to announce his 'Muddle Class' Irish tour as he brings his infectious wit, charm and humour across the country.

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    Comedy Night with Tim McGarry and Friends

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    Thu, 27 Sep

    Join Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Wendy Wason and mentalist David Meade for an unforgettable night of laughter and mind reading.

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    Dara O'Briain: Voice of Reason

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    21-22 Sep

    Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today on his brand new show for 201...

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    Rob Brydon - I Am Standing Up

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    Fri, 28 Sep

    Enjoy an evening of laughter as Rob Brydon brings his brand new standup show to the Waterfront.

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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
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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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