Brand New Friend at the Oh Yeah with Volume Control

After being invited to play for Snow Patrol’s Ward Park 3 last summer and afterwards touring all across the UK and Ireland, Brand New Friend will be Volume Control’s special guests for an all ages gig!


To support them will be three local acts: Aeons / Poetic Licence / Blackout Season


Volume Control is run by over a dozen young people aged 14 – 18 who are ambitiously filling the gap and organising events for the all-ages market.
They have gone from strength to strength, surprising audiences by delivering fantastic line-ups in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.


Friday, 31st January 2020
Tickets here

Getting To Know… Jordan Adetunji

You may have discovered him during Sound Of Belfast, or maybe with his performance at the NI Music Prize 2019, Jordan Adetunji is the next act of our “Getting To Know” series.

Those sessions are made for the artists to come speak about their creative process, their music, their path, in a way to get closer and share with their public. There’s usually is a bit of live music as well to punctuate the evening.

Jordan Adetunji is a real local revelation and sensation, with recognitions from across the United Kingdom. With this event, get the chance to know more about this young talented artist… for free!



It is important to register for the event, as places are limited.

You can RSVP here


Thursday, 30th January 2020


#BlackSanta Sit-Out charity appeal at Belfast Cathedral

This year again, Belfast Cathedral’s Dean and his helpers are sitting outside the cathedral everyday for a week to raise money for local charities that apply for the Black Santa appeal.

This initiative allowed us to receive funds the past few years and it’s always of very good use.

If you are around Cathedral Quarter this week, go say hello, or donate online on


Give your beloved ones the gift of three hours long practice at the Oh Yeah

It is the season for Christmas shopping, and everyone is scratching their heads again to find out what would please all the members of their families…

For those wanting to offer something special to a musician, we have the perfect gift! Get them Oh Yeah vouchers to practice for three hours in our two rehearsal rooms. Come ask a member of the staff to purchase one (or more) at the café! The price is £20 for the small room and £25 for the big room.

Our rehearsal rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a drum set in each one (no cymbals or sticks), amps, mics, a mixer and local PA in each one, and you can come downstairs for snacks and drinks at the café! Find out more about the rehearsal rooms here

We are open Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm and 12pm-5pm on Saturday

15th edition of Out To Lunch (CQAF) – Gigs at the Oh Yeah

Out To Lunch, the winter festival showcasing arts in Cathedral Quarter, will start its 15th edition in January, with an incredible line-up of events.

Two are happening at the Oh Yeah Music Centre:

– Classic Album Revisited: Figure 8 by Elliott Smith
Sat. 18th January

– Superfly Funk and Soul Presents The Mighty Mocambos
Sat. 25th January

Book your tickets already and check the rest of that amazing programme on


The Haus of Falls is back… with trolls!

Nights of extravaganza and sass with outfit to death drop for and jaw-dropping runways, that’s what The Haus of Falls is all about!

For this third installation, the theme is “The Troll Ball”, and categories will be announced soon!

Door tax is £5

18+ gig



To help you wait for more details from the organisers, here’s a Video trailer



Oh Yeah, it’s Christmas!

We’ve just put the decorations on and we’re all singing “Jingle Bells”. It is indeed the best time to tell you that we’re having a Christmas party at the Oh Yeah, and you’re all invited!!

Our treat? Local bands and DJs with some pizza to share! All of it with that jolly spirit of course 🙂

(line-up to be announced soon)


Come down on December, 20th at 7pm with your nicest Christmas jumper, and let’s party!
£5 entry on the door

Ages 14+ welcome




Terri Hooley’s Last Ever… Hooley’s Hootenanny

He’ll be playing records at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast, rocking into the New Year with his legendary wit, humanity and fine company. Terri started DJing at the age of 13 in church halls in east Belfast. His Hootenanny will take place a week after his 71st birthday. That’s 58 years of singular joy. “I’d rather go out with a bit of a bang than just fade,” he says. “when there’s a big crowd and everybody’s having a good time, and you’re bouncing about the stage like a three year old – it’s just an amazing feeling”

The Hootenanny will also be the start of the Goodbye Vibrations Tour 2020. Terri will say his farewells to the Irish music scene with 20 DJ nights across the year in various Irish locations. This will be a victory lap for the man whose life and achievements were celebrated in Good Vibrations, the film and then the sold-out stage play at the Lyric Theatre.

Don’t miss your chance to see the man in his natural habit, surrounded by great tunes, playing the soundtrack to a remarkable, intoxicating life. “It’s the greatest drug in the world for me!” he confesses.

NI Music Prize 2019 · The Highlights

The NI Music Prize in 2019 highlights from the evening.

Thanks to Snow Patrol, Steve Strange, Strange New Places, Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra, Saint Sister, Jordan Adetunji.

Thanks to Belfast City Council, Belfast Music, Arts Council NI, PRS for Music, PPL, Help Musicians, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, SMARTS, The Ulster Hall, Magic Kite, Just Lite, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Music Introducing & Across The Line.

Outstanding Contribution to Music – Presented to Steve Strange by Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol.

Oh Yeah Legend Award – Presented to Snow Patrol by Mike Edgar and Stuart Fleming from PRS for Music.

Best Album – Presented by PPL – Winner – Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra – Borders – Presented by Shona McCarthy, Chair of Oh Yeah, and Peter Leathem, Chief Executive of PPL.

Best Live Act – Sponsored by Bushmills Irish Whiskey – Winner – Sister Ghost – Presented by Paul Connolly of The Wood Burning Savages and Patrick Morgan from Bushmills

Best Single – Supported by Help Musicians – Winner – Junk Drawer – ‘Year of The Sofa’ – Presented by Phil Taggart from BBC Radio 1 and Claire Gevaux from Help Musicians.

Oh Yeah Contender Award in Association with BBC Music Introducing Across The Line. – Winner – Cherym – Presented by Gemma Bradley of Across The Line and Charlotte Dryden from Oh Yeah.