The new sound of Belfast

Later this week a new music programme launches in the city. The Sound of Belfast runs from November 7-15 and kicks off with a solo gig by  Ash frontman Tim Wheeler and it ends with the Northern Ireland Music Prize and the presentation of an Oh Yeah Legend Award to the band Therapy?. In total there are 25 events in 8 days, now that’s a busy music programme!

Online programme 

Sound Of Belfast is a showcase for new bands, veteran punks, electronic acts, traditional music players, troubadours and pop contenders. Events are taking place at the Mandela Hall, The Menagerie, The MAC, The Ulster Hall Group space, The Waterfront and Voodoo. The event is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast’s dedicated music hub.


The Sound of Belfast isn’t just about gigs, it covers the whole of the music industry with opportunities to meet a music industry lawyer, have your demo reviewed, or even get a tour of a recording studio

There is a Van Morrison walking tour of east Belfast and the year’s final excursion with the Belfast Music Bus Tour. The Belfast Music Bus Tour departs fortnightly on a Saturday at 2pm from the Ulster Hall and it had been on our radar for a while but we’ve never had the opportunity to try it out! It’s great value as well with tickets coming in at £8/£6 concession. More here.

The NI Music prize closes the Sound of Belfast on the 15th at 8pm in Mandela Hall. This event honours and celebrates the very best of local albums and music success.  Get your tickets here.

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