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

Titanic Dance

Titanic Dance tells the story of the world’s most famous ship, with a cast of world class Irish dancers and musicians.

Music and Concerts

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    Titanic Dance

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    09-19 Aug

    Titanic Dance tells the story of the world’s most famous ship, with a cast of world class Irish dancers and musicians.

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    Hoodies

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    Sat, 18 Aug

    Two dancer, two musicians and a dander through the highs streets and back alleys for the hoodie wearers who roam there.

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    THE VAMPS

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    Tue, 28 May 2019

    FOUR CORNERS UK & IRISH TOUR

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    The World Goes 'Round

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    01 Sep

    Broadway hits Belfast, via Berlin!

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    Ulster Hall
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    Ralph McTell

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    Sat, 03 Nov

    One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, celebrates more than 50 years on the road with a gig at the Ulster Hall.

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    Inspired By Bach

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    Fri, 08 Feb 2019

    Bach is the thread that runs through this concert programme, opening with Webern’s beautiful arrangement of Bach’s Ricercar, a six-voice fug...

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    Chamber Babies

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    Sun, 19 Aug

    Come join professional duo The Cellists for an informal and enjoyable string music concert, designed to engage and enchant babies aged 0-18...

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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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    Undergrowth

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    24-25 Aug

    Join a musical celebration & glorious entanglement of all things underground in a 24-hour counter-culture festival.

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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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    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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    Pearl Jem

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    Sat, 03 Nov

    Pearl Jem capture the raw energy, passion and emotion of Seattle giants Pearl Jam in their live performances.

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    Ulster Hall
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    Johnny Marr

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    Thu, 01 Nov

    Legendary Smiths guitarist and acclaimed solo artist Johnny Marr plays live at the Ulster Hall on his new Call The Comet Tour.

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    The Fureys

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    Sat, 12 Jan 2019

    Legends of Irish music and song The Fureys make their 10th appearance at Belfast Waterfront.

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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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    Jim Brown: Two Sides of The King

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    Sat, 25 Aug

    Hailed as one of the finest tributes to Elvis, Jim Brown has been enjoying enormous critical acclaim throughout Europe for his amazing show.

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    Film Weekenders

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    18-19 Aug

    Learn How To Make A Short Film In A Weekend

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    Moira Calling

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    07-08 Sep

    Come see the acts hitting the main stage at this year’s festival.

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    Ulster Hall
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    Celebrating 50 Years of Led Zeppelin

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    Fri, 07 Sep

    The Rubber Plants are a four-piece band that have captured the feel and raw energy that made Led Zeppelin the greatest live rock event.

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    The Johnny Cash Roadshow

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    Fri, 15 Feb 2019

    Johnny Cash Roadshow is a full production and finest celebration of Johnny Cash in the world.

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    Stephen James Smith featuring Enda Reilly

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    Fri, 23 Nov

    Dublin poet and playwright, Stephen James Smith is central to the current rise of the Irish spoken word scene.

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    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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    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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  • 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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    Grand Opera House
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    Rigoletto

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    30 Sep-06 Oct

    NI Opera returns to the Grand Opera House with the one of the most loved titles of them all...

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10 Things Not to Miss at Féile 30

Every year the August Féile brings concerts, comedy and culture to West Belfast. With a bigger-than-ever programme for its 30th anniversary, taking place 2-12 August 2018, here are our top picks of events that simply can't be missed.

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

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    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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    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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    Neil Delamere

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    07-08 Sep

    Star of BBC NI's The Blame Game is back at the Grand Opera House,with his brand new show Controlled Substance!

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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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    The League Of Gentlemen Live Again!

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    Sat, 18 Aug

    The League of Gentlemen return to Belfast on their first UK tour in over 12 years with a brand new live show.

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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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    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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    Jason Byrne

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    Sun, 07 Oct

    The 'Outright King of Live Comedy' Jason Byrne is on the road again for more comedy chaos.

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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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    The History of the Peace (accordin’ to my Ma)

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    27 Aug-01 Sep

    The brilliant sequel to The History Of The Troubles (accordin’ to my Da) is back at the Grand Opera House.

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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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  • 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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    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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    Dane Baptiste

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    Tue, 06 Nov

    Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and a sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash hit show on tour.

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    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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    In The Window

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    17-19 Aug

    Belfast’s Queen of Comedy, delivers a poignant, hilarious, disastrous cocktail that’s to die for about the resilience of the human heart in...

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    Dylan Moran - Dr Cosmos

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    Thu, 27 Sep

    BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his new show to the Waterfront.

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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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    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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    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 in his brand new show for 201...

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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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    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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  • 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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  • Ulster Hall
    Ulster Hall
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    The Trailer Park Boys

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    Mon, 24 Sep

    Enjoy an evening of riotous laughter with Canada's most beloved miscreants from a small town in Nova Scotia.

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    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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10 Unmissable Summer Gigs in Belfast

From intimate gigs to massive festival crowds and more, Belfast is alive with the sound of music. Take note of our top ten must-hear musical events this summer.

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