Enjoy The Belfast Music Scene And Discover Our Musical Heritage Through Tours, Festivals And Musical Events
The Belfast music scene caters for all musical tastes including rock, classical and dance and has some first class venues such as the Grand Opera House, Waterfront Hall, Empire Music Hall, Limelight, Spring & Airbrake and the Odyssey Arena.You can tell that Belfast’s rich musical heritage is evident everywhere you go in the city and there are many watering holes (pubs, clubs and hotels) around the city centre that allow you to witness some great local music for yourself. To celebrate this great heritage of fine music, the city has put on a music festival.
Every year, County Antrim, Northern Ireland plays host to the Belfast Music Festival. There are many different people and companies involved with the running of the event including Belfast City Council, Arts Council, Oh Yeah Music Centre and Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
With over 100 musical events to showcase new artists, live bands, DJ’s and songwriters, this is a major festival which attracts visitors to this Ulster city from all over the world.Northern Ireland has produced some fine musicians, artists and bands such as The Undertones, Phil Coulter, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison and let’s not forget Nadine from Girls Aloud and D:Ream.
The year’s Belfast Music Festival happened in September and was staged over an eight day music week at many fantastic venues in and around the city centre area with over 100 musical events. Some of the world class artists in the line-up included Cashier No9, Mark Ronson, The Undertones and John D’Arcy.
If you missed out on the festival fun this year, then take a look at this video and keep a space in your diary for next years musical fun and frolics. Better still, come and visit Belfast any time for a great musical experience serving the whole community throughout the year.
Belfast welcomes you with open arms and as one of the friendliest cities in Ireland and maybe even Europe, it has just received the well earned status of the place to visit. It has recently undergone a period of major re-generation and is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world to come and experience its diverse and historic culture.
Belfast Music Tour
Belfast has it’s own music bus tour starting at the Ulster Hall, Bedford Street and finishing at the home of the Belfast Music Exhibition, the Oh Year Music Centre in the Cathedral Quarter of the city. During the tour you can relax and enjoy the tunes of Van Morrison as well as some other musical genres such as punk rock, folk and traditional, soundtracks and some serious guitar playing. You will also find out about inspirations such as Gary Moore, Stiff Little Fingers and Ruby Murray.
You can find out more about the music tour at Belfast Welcome Centre – 02890246609.
There is also a free downloadable app for your iPhone to compliment the Bus Tour full with news, reviews an the latest gig listings. You can walk the streets of the city listening to great music from new and established artists from Northern Ireland’s music scene. You can get this app from http://www.belfastmusic.org.
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