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Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast

First batch of supporting acts for Belsonic 2012 announced

25 May

Belsonic 2012 in association with ABSOLUT just got alot bigger as NEWTON FAULKNER, DUKE SPECIAL, ALESSO, BRIAN KENNEDY, THE ANSWER, OBERHOFER, CONGOROCK, GARETH DUNLOP, FM, SWEET SAVAGE, DJ HIX & JODY HAS A HITLIST all join the bill, at the largest Belsonic to date.

The event returns to the unique surroundings of Belfast's Custom House Square for a two-week period this August.  A hugely successful Northern Ireland music event, Belsonic is set to bring an array of world class talent to this beautiful Victorian Square in the heart of the city's revitalised and historic Cathedral Quarter.

This first batch of supporting act announcements encompasses an eclectic mix of musical styles, including homegrown talent, international live acts, and touring DJ acts. Tickets for all Belsonic shows are onsale now from www.belsonic.com and Ticketmaster outlets.

NEWTON FAULKNER is set to release his eagerly anticipated 3rd LP in July. He's no stranger to Belfast crowds, and has recently sold out an intimate show in the Belfast Limelight in record time. He returns to Belfast on Saturday August 25th, when he plays main support to JAMES MORRISON at Belsonic in Custom House Square. The bill will be opened by local troubadour GARETH DUNLOP, with more guests to be announced soon!

DUKE SPECIAL makes his triumphant return to Belsonic following a historic live performance in Belfast's Waterfront Hall alongside the Ulster Orchestra. The Duke will be playing alongside EMELI SANDE and FOY VANCE on Thursday 16th August.

Star of the recent Irish version of The Voice BRIAN KENNEDY will be back in Belfast on Friday 24th August, backing up TOM JONES, while THE ANSWER, SWEET SAVAGE and FM form a heavyweight support bill to warm up for THIN LIZZY on Saturday August 18th.

Swedish DJ & super-producer ALESSO will play main support to DAVID GUETTA on Sunday August 26th. He is a frequent collaborator with some of the biggest names in electronica, including Avicci, Tiesto & Swedish House Mafia. He joins Italian superstar CONGOROCK and fast rising local DJ/presenter DJ HIX.

Brooklyn Indie Rockers OBERHOFER are set to open for TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB & NOAH + THE WHALE on Thursday 23rd August, and Dublin/Belfast based pop-punkers JODY HAS A HITLIST will play the opening slot for PARAMORE on Sunday August 19th.

Previous headliners in the events' five year history include Florence & The Machine, Paul Weller, Kasabian, The Specials, Paolo Nutini, 30 Seconds To Mars & Deadmau5 amongst many others.

Confirmed programme to date

Wednesday August 15th: Skrillex + Dillon Francis & Special Guests

Thursday August 16th: Emeli Sande, Foy Vance & Duke Special

Friday August 17th: Madness & Special Guests

Saturday August 18th: Thin Lizzy, The Answer, FM & Sweet Savage

Sunday August 19th: Paramore + Jody Has A Hitlist & Special Guests

Monday August 20th: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds + The Enemy & Special Guests

Thursday August 23rd: Two Door Cinema Club + Noah And The Whale, Oberhofer & The Cast Of Cheers

Friday August 24th: Tom Jones, Brian Kennedy & Special Guests

Saturday August 25th: James Morrison + Newton Faulkner, Gareth Dunlop & Special Guests

Sunday August 26th: David Guetta + Alesso, Congorock & DJ Hix


Tickets for all shows are onsale now from www.belsonic.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, www.ticketmaster.ie and The Stiff Kitten, Belfast.

Tickets for David Guetta are sold out.

Tickets are priced from £22.50 + Booking Fee.

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