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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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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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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Belfast’s Ava Festival is an electronic city festival happening on Saturday June 4th in T13 Belfast, Titanic Quarter on Saturday June 4th. Last year’s event had the Boiler Room down on the docks, where this happened and this year it returns along with: RØDHÅD Bicep Live (UK Debut) Mano Le Tough Gerd Janson Optimo Phil… Read more »

Posted on February 26th, 2016

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The upcoming Women’s Work Festival in Belfast at the Oh Yeah Centre from March 4th – 8th will highlight, celebrate and showcase women in music, as well as facilitate discussion with industry and artists on the issues surrounding the debate. The festival has announced more details including that the keynote speaker will be music writer… Read more »

Posted on February 9th, 2016

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Here’s a fine new track from a new Belfast band. Beauty Sleep are a three-piece made up of Ryan McGroarty (Wonder Villains / A Bad Cavalier), Cheylene Murphy (also of Pleasure Beach) and Aimee Williamson. Debut single ‘The Dark’ has shades of Phoenix, Beach House and occupies the dreamy end of the guitar pop spectrum…. Read more »

Posted on February 4th, 2016

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Output is a Belfast conference and gig showcase taking place in Belfast on Thursday February 18th. The conference part, which is free to attend with registration, will take place at The Mac during the day and will feature  a keynote address from Steve Albini, Paul Hartnoll of Orbital on music composition and placement, singer-songwriter Bry,  a… Read more »

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

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