This is the one: Stone Roses announce Belfast show

Iconic Manchester band The Stone Roses will play the SSE Arena next year.

Blossoms with lead singer Tom Ogden PA/Danny North

Blossoms’ frontman Tom Ogden riding high as major fame beckons

In three short years, Blossoms have reached heights they barely dared dream. But as frontman Tom Ogden tells ANDY WELCH, that doesn’t mean they’ve ‘made it’ - yet

Daniel O'Donnell   PIC:Donna McBride

Daniel’s back, pulling in the crowds

DANIEL O’DONNELL is back on the concert scene, pulling in the crowds on the Irish, UK and US circuits as never before.

Franz Ferdinand

MUSIC COLUMN: Tune in to the dead air

It’s often been suggested that popular music radio is in its death throes, with so many people now using Spotify or just listening to mp3s on their phones. So it’s surprising but apt that a couple of new stations have emerged. The first is Radio Dead, which does precisely what the pun suggests – no, not playing tunes by Thom Yorke (although the way celebs have been going this year I should add “at time of going to press”). No, the new station’s remit is to play only records by artists no longer of this world.

Teenage Fanclub - Here

ALBUM REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub - Here

Flash back 25 years, when this Lanarkshire quartet were voted ‘Album of the Year’ ahead of their greatest fans, Nirvana.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison announces Christmas show in Belfast

One of music’s true legends Sir Van Morrison returns to the Belfast Waterfront on Sunday 18th December for one night only.


WATCH: Ed Sheeran wows wedding guests at local hotel

Wedding guests at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel were treated to ‘The A-Team’ of headline acts when Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol to perform live for the bride and groom’s first dance.

Definitely Maybe

22 years to the day since Oasis released ‘Definitely Maybe’

On this day in 1994, Mancunian rock band Oasis released their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’.

Avicii at Tennents Vital.

Photo Samuel Severn / Newsletter

IN PICTURES: Avicii wows thousands of fans at Vital

Superstar DJ Avicii was the main attraction at Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital in Belfast.

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer on stage at Tennent's Vital. Pic by Freddie Parkinson, PressEye

Chili Peppers spice up opening day of Tennent’s Vital

Legendary US rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off this year’s Tennent’s Vital in typically funky style, delighting more than 30,000 screaming fans with a sensational mix of new tracks, instrumental jams and crowd pleasing classics.

Bluegrass is centre stage in Omagh

Bluegrass is centre stage in Omagh

Organisers of the Bluegrass Festival at the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh are gearing up and getting in tune for yet another three-day-long festival. BILLY KENNEDY reports

Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer, Anthony Kiedis

IN PICTURES: Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Belfast

American rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked Belfast on Thursday night.
PSNI Pipe Band on parade through the crowded streets of Portrush

Pipe bands: Double delight for PSNI at Portrush

The seaside town of Portrush was awash with tartan on Saturday as the North West Pipe Band Championships was held in the town.

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band celebrate their grade one world championship success

World Pipe Band Championships: Field Marshal Montgomery win 11th title

Field Marshal Montgomery returned to the top of the pipe band world as they claimed an 11th grade one world title in Glasgow on Saturday.

Swedish DJ Avicii

Last chance to see global superstar Avicii

When Avicii takes to the stage in Belfast on Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital on Friday August 26 it will be the end of an era.

American country music singers Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks PA Photo: Rich Lee

Garth and Trisha to sing Christmas

GARTH BROOKS and his singing star wife TRISHA YEARWOOD have indicated they are to complete a duet album in time for the Christmas market.

Piping Live! gets underway in Glasgow

Piping Live! gets underway

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival (8-14 August) kicked off by capturing the most important moment of the year in the piping calendar – the first performance at this year’s festival.

Winning drum majors Lee Nicholl (Tullylagan), Kathryn McKeown (Battlehill), Caitlin Graham (Upper Crossgare) and Andrea Gibson (Battlehill)

Pipe bands: NZ Police take no prisoners at Lisburn and Castlereagh championships

The New Zealand Police Pipe Band made a clean sweep of the silverware on offer in grade one at the Lisburn City and Castlereagh Pipe Band Championships held in Moira Demesne on Saturday.

Reba McEntire at The Grand Ole Opry

Reba brings early Christmas cheer

REBA McENTIRE is getting into the holiday mode early this year, by releasing a new Christmas album on Friday September 2.

DJ Troya, aka Tessa Greer

DJ Turned Therapist To Deliver Electronic Dance Event With A Difference At Sunflowerfest

A DJ turned complementary health therapist is set to merge both herpassions in an attempt to deliver a “healing” electronic dance event at this year’s Sunflowerfest.

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