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Music

From the cosy intimacy of traditonal music sessions at small city centre pubs to full-scale arena concerts, there's more than enough choice to keep you entertained. There's a fine selection of annual open-air concerts and music festivals too, but book early to avoid disappointment! 

Belfast and the surrounding area also has a rich music heritage so be sure to take the musical bus tour of the city to find out how it influenced acts such as Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, Ruby Murray and many more. 

See below for some of Belfast's top music experiences.

For more information on music in Belfast, visit www.belfastmusic.org.

 

Places To Visit

Belfast Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Belfast Waterfront is an award-winning, purpose-built conference, arts and entertainment centre offering a variety of facilities.

Ulster Hall, Belfast

Built in 1862, the Ulster Hall has been entertaining the citizens of Belfast for almost 150 years. This grand institution has recently been transformed by a complete refit and redecoration.

Whites Tavern, Belfast

This historic 17th-century tavern is in Winecellar Entry, an old trading alley where Mercury newspaper was founded in the 1850s. It enjoys an established reputation for fine home cooking. Live music.Listed in A Taste of Ulster Guide.

Robinsons Bar, Belfast

Relax and enjoy the chat in the saloon bar before tapping your feet in Fibber Magees - where you can enjoy free folk and traditional music 7 nights a week - or chill out in BT1 before working up a frenzie in Mezza(nine) nightclub.

McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant, Belfast

McHughs is within a grade A listed building, built between 1710 and 1720, making it officially the oldest building in the city of Belfast, enjoying a long history and a sometimes colourful reputation.

The Empire, Belfast

A converted church in the heart of Belfast, boasting the city's most diverse offering of entertainment. Regular gigs include the Comedy Club, Blues Club and Supper Club.

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Ireland's largest all-seater indoor venue has permanently changed Belfast as a city for world-class entertainment. Home of the Belfast Giants, the venue has been highly praised by many, including former President, Bill Clinton.

Belfast Music Exhibition and Tour, Belfast

Explore Belfast's proud musical heritage with a dedicated exhibition and guided bus tour.

Black Box, Belfast

A home for live music, theatre, literature, comedy, film,  visual art, live art, circus, cabaret and all points in between.

Ulster Orchestra, Belfast

As the Ulster Orchestra approaches its 50th anniversary in 2016, it continues with its mission to enrich life in Northern Ireland and beyond through music.

Katy Dalys, Belfast

Katy Dalys hold numerous live gigs including bands and DJs. A regular haunt for the local student community.

The Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

The Oh Yeah Music Centre is a converted warehouse in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.  In a short space of time it has become a focus for music making and music enterprise in Northern Ireland.This three storey ...

Madden’s Bar, Belfast

Stepping into Madden’s is like stepping into the Gaeltacht.  Small and busy, the pub hums with the rhythms of Celtic life, its walls full of posters in Irish heralding traditional music events.  Its wooden chairs, benches and tables are covered ...

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