• Apr
    Acoustic Picnic |


    Acoustic Picnic is now available EVERY Sunday starting from 6th April.


    You are invited to come along to listen to some great live music for free, over a picnic style lunch. All ages welcome, and this year there will be the addition of some giant board games for families and groups of friends to enjoy. Visitors are also welcome to browse the NI Music Exhibition.


    So bring a picnic, order a coffee, and enjoy the atmosphere. 


    For open mic slots please email

    Oh Yeah Music

    1pm-2pm | FREE | 

  • Apr
    Volume Control Gig |


    The next Volume Control gig is on Friday 25th April.

    Making Monsters, Serotonin, The Empires, Manifesto.

    Showcasing great new music just for you.

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    7pm | £5.00 | 

  • Apr
    Music Bus Tour |

    Take a bus journey through the heart of this rock and roll city. Sit back, relax, and enjoy tunes and tales from Them and Van Morrison, by way of awesome guitar players, traditional and folk, to punk rock and Hollywood soundtracks.


    The Belfast Music Tour is a journey across the city that reveals the music, the artists and the landscape that have brought character to the city. This is definitely a tour that many of your guests will want to know about! Check out Visit Britain's Super Blog review which puts the Belfast Music Tour in the top 10 UK Music Landmarks.



    The two-hour bus trip starts at the beautifully restored Ulster Hall, home to the Ulster Orchestra and also host to Led Zeppelin in 1971 for the world premiere of "Stairway to Heaven".


    The tour takes in the site of the Maritime hotel, where Van Morrison and the Them made their debut in 1964. The bus then heads south to remember the amazing career of Ruby Murray. West Belfast is the home of folk dynasty the McPeake family and their timeless ballad "Wild Mountain Thyme" and also late fiddle champion Sean McGuire and Brian and Bap Kennedy. The bus then crosses the Shore Rd , former stomping ground of the flautist James Galway.


    East Belfast has been celebrated in a score of Van Morrison songs - Hyndford Street and Cyprus Avenue, passing Orangefield and the six bells of St Donard's Church and also crossing through the childhood haunts of Gary Moore. Blues talent Eric Bell and songwriter David McWilliams are also appreciated en route.


    The final leg of the tour takes us down Ormeau Rd, former haunt of David Holmes, who provided the soundtrack to Oceans Eleven and many other films. We pass the Belfast Waterfront, scene of a pivotal "Yes" concert in 1998 with U2 and Ash. The final moments pay tribute to the harper's convention of 1792 and the location where The Undertones recorded "Teenage Kicks" in 1978.


    The tour finishes at the Oh Yeah Music Centre on Gordon Street.


    Dates available:

    April: 26th
    May: 3rd/ 10th/ 24th (3rd & 10th depart at 12pm)
    June: 14th/ 28th
    July: 19th


    - For further information don't hesitate to contact the Oh Yeah Music Centre on 028 9031 0845 or the Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609.

    - The tour, authored and organised by Oh Yeah, has been rated sixth in a chart of the top ten music tourism destinations in the UK. See here:

    - Tickets are available from the Welcome Centre on Donegall Place, tel. 028 9024 6609 or online here:

    - For non scheduled private, group or corporate tours contact for details, availability and prices.

    Related articles, reviews, and praise for the NI Music Exhibition and Belfast Music Bus Tour:

    Ulster Hall

    10am/ 2pm | £8/ £6 concession | TICKETS

  • May
    Shine Presents: Hands Like Houses |

    Australian rockers Hands Like Houses have announced a Belfast 14+ show for May 3rd 2014. Formed in 2008, the group is currently signed to Rise Records. Their debut album Ground Dweller was met with much critical acclaim and charted in the Billboard top 200. Their follow up album Unimagine was released in July 2013 during their route on the Warped tour alongside Parkway Drive, The Offspring, Hatebreed & Reel Big Fish. Driven by rich lyricism and melodic, emotive vocals in the vein of Emarosa and The Getaway Plan, the band presents a complex and finely crafted mix of guitar and electronics, drawing from a broad range of influence including Thrice, The Receiving End of Sirens and Closure in Moscow. Tickets are on sale this Friday from all usual outlets.

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    6pm | £12 (ex. booking fee) | TICKETS

  • May
    The Punk Singer |

    Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. 

    Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

    Dir: Sini Anderson
    Running Time: 80mins
    Date: Wednesday 7th May
    Time: 7pm

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    7pm-9pm | £5.00 | TICKETS

  • May
    Getting to Know- Duke Special |


    Getting To Know… Duke Special

    In Association with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

    Duke Special is one of our most versatile artists. He has worked with the Royal National Theatre and has written for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has collaborated with Neil Hannon and Clannad while his own compositions reveal an ongoing adventure. ‘Getting To Know…’ is a regular series at the Oh Yeah music centre that explores the songwriting impulses of a given act and encourages the audience to provide feedback. Expect discourse, performance and surprise.
    ‘Getting to know..’ is supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    Free, but email info@ohyeahbelfast to reserve tickets. Come early to guarantee admission.


    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    8pm | Free | TICKETS

  • May
    17 Presents: Bury Tomorrow |

    Melodic metalocre outfit Bury Tomorrow hail from southampton and have released two albums to date, recently announcing album three 'Runes' (available May 26th via Nuclear Blast). The band has said that their third album will be more technical and more "old school" and in-line with artists like As I Lay Dying and Killswitch Engage. Bury Tomorrow will play a 14+ show at The Oh Yeah Music centre on Saturday 17th May. Tickets are on sale this Friday from all usual outlets.

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    6.30pm | £12.50 | TICKETS

  • May
    Belfast Record Fair |


    New and Old Vinyl and CD Stalls

    Saturday 31st May


    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    12-5pm | £1.00 | 

  • Jun
    Shine Presents: Natives (14+ Show) | presents
    Natives + Guests


    Album ‘Indoor War’ (Transmission records) out now

    Tickets on sale this priced £8.50 (excluding booking fee) from, Stiff Kitten Bar, & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300

    Natives are a band who have learned their trade the old way; through years of touring the UK toilet circuit in a transit van on it's last legs, sleeping on floors and gradually building an extremely loyal fan base. Slowly making the transition from playing to nobody but the sound man in the back rooms of dingy pubs to filling the UK's smaller venues at their own headline shows, and gaining support from the likes of Zane Lowe - no small feat.

    British pop / rock outfit Natives have announced a special 14+ show at The Oh Yeah Music Centre this June. The band will embark on a headline UK Tour just days after the release of their debut album “Indoor War”. Indoor War tells the story of a character named Alvima, who suffers from a huge loss and can't deal with the pain. He then decides that he will live his life making decisions based on logic and science rather than emotions--a resolution of struggle between love and logic. Natives have recently supported Empire Of The Sun and Red Hot Chilli Peppers in the Philippines. The band play at The Oh Yeah music centre on June 10th. Tickets are on sale from all usual outlets.

    "The choruses are the size of small countries, the melodies are smooth as freshly woven silk and the production is clean as you like” HMV

    “Indoor War pushes Natives beyond pop rock and into something genuinely intriguing.” ROCK SOUND

    “Huge 30 Seconds To Mars Esq, heartening, oh-so-clean-cut pop rock. A victory for Natives” but commented that “the south coast quintet sound a little unsure of themselves at times on Indoor War. But that’s mostly because they’ve based the lyrics on a story about a fictional character, Alvima, who overcomes a huge loss”. KERRANG /

    For further information please contact Dino
    M: 07885801683 / E:

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    7pm | £8.50 | TICKETS

  • Jun
    Avatar +14 show |


    Avatar has found a footing that combines the best of rock n’ roll, hard rock and heavy metal’s past, present and future into an overall artistic presentation that is thought-provoking, challenging and altogether enchantingly electric. With the grandiose showmanship of American professional wrestling, the snake oil salesmanship of early 20th century vaudevillian troubadours and the kinetically superheroic power of early Kiss, Avatar lays waste to lesser mortals with ease. Whether somebody gets their rocks off listening to Satyricon or System of a Down, they’ll find something suitably deranged here.


    Fresh from touring as main support with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, AVATAR will be returning to Belfast on Thursday 12th June. This will be a 14+ show, with no alcohol served. Full details below.


    The Distortion Project By Arrangement With TKO Presents


    Plus Support

    14+ - No Alcohol Served

    Tickets (£12) will be on sale on Wednesday 9th April at 9pm, and will be available from DV8 Belfast, and 22 Ticketmaster outlets province-wide. Telephone Hotline: 0844 277 44 55

    For more information, e-mail

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    7pm-9pm | £12.00 | TICKETS

  • Jun
    Shine Presents: Radkey (14+ Show) |

    + Guests

    Tickets on sale this Friday priced £11 (excluding booking fee) from, Stiff Kitten Bar, & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300

    Three piece Missouri punk band Radkey have announced a 14+ show at the Oh Yeah Centre this June. Three brothers; Dee, Isaiah and Solomon make up Radkey. Inspired by the music they grew up listening to such as the Misfits, Ramones, the Who, and Death, the self taught trio decided to form a band. They had the pleasure of opening for Fishbone, Local H and Supersuckers and performed at the 2012 Afro-punk Festival in Brooklyn NY as well as playing an official 2013 SXSW showcase. Tickets are on sale this Friday from all usual outlets 

    For further information please contact Dino
    M: 07885801683 / E:

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    7pm | £11.00 | TICKETS

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