Eight new acts have been announced for this year’s BBC Biggest Weekend in Belfast which takes place from May 25th to 26th. Acts added include: Orbital Young Fathers The Breeders Ash First Aid Kit Franz Ferdinand Little Dragon Goldie They will be joined by Beck, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting. Four-weekend… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2018

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Leading names in the music industry are coming together at The Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast for The Capital XTRA ‘Music Potential’ programme aimed at helping aspiring new artists and musicians aged between 18-25. Other participating cities include Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. Mentors for Belfast are Northern Irish songwriter Callum Stewart, Ivor… Read more »

Posted on January 26th, 2018

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Ireland’s largest music conference Output Belfast will return to Belfast on Thursday 8th of February at The Mac in Belfast and other venues around the city. Guest speakers and panels will include: Recorded music and streaming in 2018 with Jeremy Pritchard from Everything Everything The sound of success with Music photographer and videographer Christian Tierney… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2017

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Trinidadian-born English pop star Billy Ocean, the man responsible for stone-cold classics ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’, ‘Caribbean Queen’, ‘Get Outta My Dreams’ among others is coming back to Ireland He plays Vicar Street Dublin on Friday 12th October and Waterfront, Belfast on Thursday 11th October 2018. Tickets priced at €50+… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2017

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Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside has been awarded with the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017 for his debut album EPHRATA. The album’s first single was debuted on Nialler9 and the release has a José Gonzalez-esque. It has Eastern European and South American influences (as it was recorded in Colombia) but retains… Read more »

Posted on November 13th, 2017

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Folk singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez has announced three gigs in Ireland on 19th March at the Waterfront Belfast and two at Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin on 21st & 22nd March. Baez has a new album out in February, her first since 2008’s Day After Tomorrow. Tickets are on sale now. Dublin Ticketmaster Outlets… Read more »

Posted on November 10th, 2017

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Jordan McCuaig is a Belfast producer and DJ who co-runs The Night Institute club and releases music on his Nocturne label. For his second release Nocturne 002 on May 5th, he has three original tracks of his own and two edits of of ‘No Love Lust’ from Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer) on… Read more »

Posted on April 20th, 2017

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Arcade Fire will play Belsonic Belfast on June 13th this year as part of Belsonic Festival and the boutique Bullitt Hotel are offering two tickets to the gig and an overnight stay in the hotel. Enter here If you’re not the winner, Bullitt are offering discount code BELSONIC to Nialler9 readers for reduced room rates… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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As rumoured last week, Arcade Fire have been announced for a Dublin gig at Malahide Castle in North County Dublin on Wednesday June 14th. Tickets are €69.50 + fee on sale at 9am this Friday, February 17th from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie on sale at 9am this Friday from Ticketmaster. Also announced, for the first… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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UK grime star Stormzy is coming to play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 29th. Tickets from €26.40 go on sale this Thursday at 9am. New song ‘Big For Your Boots’ was released last week and his new album Gang Signs & Prayer is out on February 24th. Stormzy is also playing Belfast’s The Limelight 1… Read more »

Posted on February 7th, 2017

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Ava Festival and Conference announced its lineup for the Belfast-based electronic festival on June 2nd and 3rd. Playing live and DJing in T13 Titanic Quarter in Belfast will be: Jeff Mills and Guillaume Marmin’s collaboration – Marcel Dettmann – Bicep – Fatima Yamaha LIVE – Midland – Ben UFO – Job Jobse – Rebekah (Hybrid… Read more »

Posted on January 25th, 2017

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Vanilla Ice, Salt-n-Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Young Mc.. Push It? Ice Ice Baby? I Wanna Sex You Up? Wild Thing? Gangsta’s Paradise? Does this sound like your kind of party? A ‘90s throwback party? Well, hold on to your hats as all of the above groups will perform at a I Love… Read more »

Posted on January 24th, 2017

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Music conference and showcase event Output Belfast, which takes place for the third year in a row at The MAC, The Oh Yeah Centre and other venues in Belfast on Thursday 16 February 2017 has revealed the bands and hosts for the live music part of the event. Bands lined up to play the free… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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Billy Ocean, the man responsible for stone-cold classics ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’, ‘Caribbean Queen’, ‘Get Outta My Dreams’ among others is coming back to Ireland. Ocean plays Dublin’s Vicar Street on Friday 12 May 2017 and Belfast’s Waterfront on Saturday 13 May 2017. Tickets priced €48 / £27.50 – £38.00… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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Sunflowerfest is a festival that takes place on Tubby’s Farm in Hillsborough, just outside Belfast from August 5th to 7th. The three-day camping festival has a reputation for being one of the finest smallest multi-stage festival on the island. Now in its seventh year, there are five stages of music along with Sunflower Village with… Read more »

Posted on July 22nd, 2016

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