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Elvis Presley’s private jet goes under hammer

A plane once owned by Elvis Presley is going under the hammer after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.

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Visiting Belfast for the first time ever, stars from Backstage, McKenzie Small, Josh Bogert and Aviva will perform brand new music from their debut EPs.

Disney Channel and Girl Talk partner up for huge Belfast concert

Fan favourite television stars from The Next Step, Disney The Lodge and Backstage have announced they are coming to Belfast.

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ROMANCE IS MUSIC TO NI FESTIVAL GOERS EARS&Festival goers Anna Henry and Taylor Kirk arent ruling out romance at one of this summers festivals following the results of a survey by Boost which found that 62% of NI music lovers admitted they would be up for finding romance at a festival. To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, which is the perfect accompaniment to festivals, the leading drinks company asked the NI public to tell them their favourite things about the hottest summer music events.

NI Festival lovers say they are open to romance

To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, leading drinks company Boost carried out a survey to find out the festival favourites of Northern Ireland’s music lovers.

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Shane Filan shares the love

Shane Filan shares the love

Hot off the back of announcing his new album Love Always, Shane Filan has also announced a major tour for later this year, including a return to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on October 22.

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Anthony Toner to play the Real Music Club

Anthony Toner to play the Real Music Club

The Real Music Club at the Braid will be welcoming singer-songwriter Anthony Toner to Ballymena this month.

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Waterfront Christmas

Waterfront Christmas

Sleeping Beauty has been unveiled as Belfast Waterfront’s pantomime for 2017, while The Music Box - Belfast’s biggest Christmas show - returns by popular demand with an all-new production.

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Neil Diamond celebrates 50th anniversary

Neil Diamond celebrates 50th anniversary

Due to outstanding demand, musical icon, Grammy award winner, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member Neil Diamond will be extending his 50th anniversary tour to include a date at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Sunday October 8.

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The launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2017 at the Dirty Onion on Thursday May 11.
From left are Lee Hedley (performer), Davy Watson (performer), Karen Sheals-Hoy from American Holidays, the Rev Doc (performer), Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Crawford, Linda McLaughlin (performer), Stephen Rafferty (performer) and at the front Mervyn Crawford (performer).
Photo by Tony Murray for Excalibur Press/Belfast City Blues Festival

For more info contact Tina Calder tina@excaliburpress.co.uk | 07982628911


The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.
 
Now in its 9th year, it�"s one of the biggest blues festivals in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is the widest reaching music festival in Belfast. With it's loyal following The Belfast City Blues Festival, sponsored by American Holidays draws crowds from far and wide.
For more information, festival listings and tickets log onto www.belfastcityblues.com or connect with the Belfast City Blues Festival official F

Belfast gets the blues with the launch of City Festival

The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.

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The Beach Boys current line-up featuring founder member Mike Love and long-time member Bruce Johnston (front row)

Beach Boy Bruce can trace his roots back to Armagh

Beach Boy Bruce Johnston has revealed his family ties to Co Armagh ahead of the band’s show in the SSE Arena tomorrow night.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dies at 52

Rock singer Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52, according to his representative.

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The Mac celebrates 50th anniversary of Velvet Underground’s debut release

The Mac celebrates 50th anniversary of Velvet Underground’s debut release

The Mac is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of The Velvet Underground’s debut album with a special night on Saturday (May 20).

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Liam Payne 'struggled' with Cheryl naming their son Bear

Liam Payne has said he had an "internal struggle" over Cheryl's choice of the name Bear for their baby son.

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Royal Blood are set to support Guns NRoses in an epic performance at Slane Castle on Saturday, May 27.

Royal Blood announce their biggest local show to date

Royal Blood have just announced their biggest Irish headline show to date with a performance at 3Arena, Dublin on Sunday, November 26.

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After a run of sold out, acclaimed shows in 2016 and early 2017, The Divine Comedy announce an Irish tour this December.

The Divine Comedy announce two more Northern Ireland dates - including Belfast

After a run of sold out, acclaimed shows in 2016 and early 2017, The Divine Comedy have announced a spectacular five more dates on a tour throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland set to take place this December.

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Welcome return for Imelda

Welcome return for Imelda

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Harmony festival

Harmony festival

Organisers of the Holywood Harmony Festival have announced a series of expansion plans that will see the event grow in size over the coming weeks.

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Summer Country Show at Burnavon

Summer Country Show at Burnavon

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Ruairi McSorley, AKA, Frostbit Boy, got the party started at the launch of the Farmers Bash at the SSE Arena, Belfast, today as he showed country singing star Lisa McHugh and radio presenter Kirsty McMurray from Downtown Country a few jiving moves while Derek Ryan provides the musical accompaniment. The Farmer Bash will take place on October 6, 2017 at Belfast's prestigious SSE Arena featuring popular, high-caliber country music artists and professional production values on a thunderous purpose built stage. It's expected to attract thousands of Irish country music and country jiving fans from across Ireland and beyond to see their musical heroes perform at the country party of a lifetime. This ambitious event, sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, presented by LSFX Productions, will be the UK & Ireland's BIGGEST EVER indoor Country Music Dance. Tickets are on sale for the Farmers Bash from 10am on Saturday 6th May priced at ?28.00 and ?30.00 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.ssearenabelfast.com Picture

Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the Bash

The biggest event of the year for country music and jiving fans across the Province has been announced at the official launch of the Farmer’s Bash, which will storm its way into Belfast’s SSE Arena later this year.

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Brand New Friend; Lauren, Aaron, Luke and Taylor. Pic by Conor Kerr.

WATCH: Something for the weekend for Brand New Friend

A local musical foursome is set to perform at one of the UK’s biggest music festivals later this month.

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Pete Tong was among those paying tribute

Tributes for DJ Robert Miles following death aged 47

Pete Tong and singer Boy George have led tributes to DJ Robert Miles, famous for his huge hit Children, following his death at the age of 47.
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