The ‘boyz’ are back in town

After 25 years together, the iconic Boyzone will release their final album, Thank You & Goodnight, on November 16 - and they’ve also announced details of their 25th Anniversary and Farewell Arena Tour, which kicks off in Belfast at The SSE Arena on January 23, 2019, followed by Dublin’s 3Arena on January 24.

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam cancel show after singer loses voice

American rock band Pearl Jam have cancelled their Tuesday night performance in London as singer Eddie Vedder lost his voice.

Liam Gallagher and Emilia Clarke, one of the stars from HBO series, Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones star gives Liam Gallagher Belfast gig a thumbs up

Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke, gave Liam Gallagher's weekend Belfast concert a big Westeros thumbs-up.
Snow Patrol are back with new album Wildness

‘It’s a combination of trepidation, excitement and relief’

After seven years out of action, Snow Patrol are set to make a triumphant return with brand new album, Wildness. Bangor-born drummer Jonny Quinn talks to Karen Overton about just why it’s taken them so long

Take a deep breath for the Blue Planet II live concert

Take a deep breath for the Blue Planet II live concert

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio have announced a 13 date UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage, including a date at Belfast’s SSE Arena on March 23, 2019.

Punk Maureen Lawrence, aged 18

New exhibition tells story of female NI punk scene

A new exhibition at the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast will focus on women’s experience of the punk movement of the 1970s when bands like Stiff Little Fingers sang about an Alternative Ulster and leather jacket-clad teens bonded in appreciation of a newly defiant musical aesthetic that was all about attitude and rebellion.

Kaz Hawkins and Seamus O'Neill at the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2018

Belfast City Blues Festival returns for tenth year

The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with more than 60 gigs across 22 venues from June 29 to July 2.

Brigid Mae Power

Rooftop gig in Belfast as part of festival celebrating women in music

Brigid Mae Power will play an intimate gig on the roof of the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast tonight as part of the Women’s Work festival.


IN PICTURES: Snow Patrol play to fans in HMV in Belfast

Snow Patrol treated local fans to an intimate acoustic gig in HMV in Belfast on Thursday evening.

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody.

Snow Patrol announce special show in Belfast this week - here's how you can be there

To celebrate the recent release of their seventh studio album, 'Wildness', Snow Patrol will be performing and meeting fans at hmv Belfast this Thursday (May 31).

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

Snow Patrol announce new Belfast and Dublin shows - here's how you can get your hands on tickets

Fresh from their brilliant Ulster Hall gig and Millennium Forum gigs, Snow Patrol have announced they will play Belfast and Dublin later this year.
Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue shares career highlights on eve of her 50th birthday

Kylie Minogue has shared a collage of her highlights from the past decade on the eve of her 50th birthday.

Tim Wheeler was speaking as Ash prepare to perform at BBC's Biggest Weekend Festival in Belfast on Saturday

Ash frontman Tim Wheeler: ‘Suicide does not discriminate - if you are feeling low, seek help’

Tim Wheeler urges fans to open up about mental health

Ash recently released brand new single Annabel, the second track to be lifted from new album Islands - out now

Tim Wheeler: ‘Music is my therapy - it has got me through so many tough times’

Downpatrick-born Tim Wheeler of Ash tells KATHRYN MCKENNA how music helped him get through his father’s tragic Alzheimer’s battle, and why the band’s new album will appeal to fans of their “classic” sound.

Ryan Vail at Arcadia in Portrush last year. Photo by Chris Flack

Atlantic Sessions announces 10th anniversary celebrations

Following the sell-out success of Atlantic Sessions last year and its 2017 NI Tourism Award for most Innovative Event, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be bringing Atlantic Sessions back to the Causeway Coast from November 15 to 18.

File photo dated 30/3/1984 of George Michael with Andrew Ridgeley. Michael's ex-bandmate has said he would like to see a permanent memorial to the late star

Fans would like permanent George Michael memorial, says Andrew Ridgeley

George Michael's ex-bandmate, Andrew Ridgeley, has said he would like to see a permanent memorial to the late star.


Mandela Hall hosts its last Shine event

Shine will take place for the final time in its long time home at the Mandela Hall on Saturday, July 28, as the venue is set to close soon to enter long term re-development.

The band on their most recent tour ' Aaron, Lauren, Luke and Taylor, with manager Phil McAlister (far right) and tech Chris Harris (red shirt)

From Bertha’s Bar to Ulster Hall, Castlerock brother and sister rocking up a storm

Having started out playing gigs in the bar at the end of their street, a brother and sister from Castlerock are now part of one of the Province’s most in-demand bands.

File photo dated 07/05/18 of Ariana Grande, who has described the Manchester Arena bomb attack as the "absolute worst of humanity" in an emotional interview nearly a year on from the atrocity

Ariana Grande speaks about Manchester Arena attack in emotional interview

Ariana Grande has described the Manchester Arena bomb attack as the "absolute worst of humanity" in an emotional interview nearly a year on from the atrocity.
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