Belfast: UNESCO City of Music!

**It is official; Belfast is a UNESCO City of Music! **

Congratulations to all involved in the process; two years of planning leading to a successful bid. A lot of work behind the scenes from the team at Belfast City Council and an honour for our CEO Charlotte Dryden to chair the City of Music committee as part of this.

Biggest thanks goes to the artists, musicians, bands, venues, promoters, DJ’s, songwriters, audiences and all the creative community that make Belfast sing, day in, day out. Without them there is no music city to talk about. We are the sum of many musical parts – past, present and future – making space for new and exciting sounds.

It has been a crushing time for music, so the timing of this is so important. Now to take this as an opportunity to make things better, push forward, look to the future, rebuild and celebrate what we have all known for a very long time, that Belfast is a music city!

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Much love ❤ to Eri Ka Lynne Best Sharon Young and the army of people that made this happen.

For further details on the UNESCO City of Music title and what it means for Belfast, visit

Music Bus Tour: 40th Anniversary of the Northern Ireland Punk Story

The story of Belfast punk is well documented and has inspired countless bands and music lovers around the world.

Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the big moments in the Northern Ireland Punk Story with the Oh Yeah Centre “Music Bus Tour” NEXT SATURDAY (April 28th)

Recall the release of Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers, the first punk gig at the Harp Bar on Hill Street (Victim and The Androids) and the first single release on the Good Vibrations label.

All the points of Punk interest – all in one place!

This tour departs from Ulster Hall at 2pm. Tickets priced £8 (concession) or £10 (full price).

Tickets available from:

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

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.