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November 2019

Revolution Rock: Celebrating The Clash and London Calling

1 November, 2019, 20:00-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£7

A Sound of Belfast special to celebrate the legacy of The Clash and the 40th anniversary of London Calling. Featuring tributes and original music from a line-up of revolutionary rabble rousers from the Belfast music community. Presented by Stuart Bailie and featuring TOUTS, SAFE, Brian Young, Paul Connolly (The Wood Burning Savages) and Molto Vivo.

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Native Music Mart

2 November, 2019, 12:00-17:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5 – £10

Native strives to give those involved in the creative industries a platform to promote and sell their wares. Those involved in making music, photography, videography or any other music platform are all welcome to take part. Accompanied by food, drink and live performances throughout the day, together we can celebrate the abundance of local talent Northern Ireland has to offer. Please email francesca@quietarch.com to reserve a table.

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Start Together Mixer: Engineer & Producer Meetup with Drinks Reception

2 November, 2019, 17:00-19:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

Start Together would love to meet up and get to know more engineers, producers, DJs and music-makers. Join us for a drink and some food to have a chat about the world of engineering and production. Open to everyone, especially those with a particular interest in Moogs. If you want to meet fellow engineers, chat about your projects, or learn more about recording and production, come along!

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Document: A Film About Malojian

3 November, 2019, 19:00-21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Mixtape is a season of music films at Oh Yeah Music Centre curated by Feature and supported by Film Hub NI. In a Sound of Belfast special, we are delighted to host. Colm Laverty's documentary following Malojian as they make the pilgrimage to Steve Albini's Electrical Audio in Chicago. The film draws back the curtain on the analogue recording process with a warmth and reverence as Malojian have four days to record with soundsmith Albini, famous for his work with…

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Third Bar Presents: Oliver Cole, David C Clements and more

4 November, 2019, 19:00-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Belfast label Third Bar presents this unique event which opens with David C Clements, Oliver Cole (Turn) and Gerry Norman (A Plastic Rose, Tour Alaska) performing each other’s songs together. Following on we will have the debut Irish performance by Glasgow based DIY pop band Happy Spendy featuring Eimear and Kieran Coyle (Wonder Villains). Finally, we’ve a sparkling performance from our favourite band of right on radicals with low self-esteem Strange New Places! Tickets

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Getting To Know… Sheridan Tongue

5 November, 2019, 19:00-21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

We are delighted to host the BAFTA-nominated, Belfast-born composer Sheridan Tongue in our next Getting To Know… instalment in November as part of Sound of Belfast. Getting To Know… is a special event designed to break down any barriers between music makers and their audiences – to provide an interactive exchange, an insight and a fresh understanding of their work and creative process. Thus far, the sessions have involved the Ivor Novello Award-winning Tim Wheeler of Ash while SOAK took…

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Breaking Into Music: Slacker Guide To The Music Industry

6 November, 2019, 10:00-16:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

Breaking Into Music is an interactive youth conference that aims to give young people with aspirations of working in the music industry and opportunity to hear from leading industry figures through a series of panels. This year we welcome Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) and his Slackers Guide to the Music Industry – the most up to date and essential guide on how to navigate the music industry. His book has been compiled using the knowledge of successful contemporary artists,…

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Scratch My Progress Showcase Gig

6 November, 2019, 16:00-20:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

Introducing the four new acts that have been selected for Scratch My Progress 2019: Conor Marcus, Joel Harkin, Sasha Samara and Cloakroom Q. Our annual talent development scheme is now in its 8th year and after another record-breaking year for applications our latest cohort have been busy writing and recording in preparation for the digital release of the Scratch My Progress complication – Volume #8. 4:00pm - 5:00pm · Join us for a complimentary drinks reception courtesy of our friends…

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MU Introduces: Music Industry Contract Essentials

6 November, 2019, 17:30-19:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

Being offered a contract for your work as a musician is really exciting, however legal jargon is often confusing and it is often difficult to understand exactly what you are signing if you don’t know what the terminology means.  Signing a bad deal have long term negative effects on your career in the music industry and potentially cost you a lot of money in expensive litigation further down the line. Not only is it important as a musician to make…

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Ditto X Conference

7 November, 2019, 09:00-12:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

We are delighted to welcome the Ditto X Conference Tour to Belfast for the first time in a Sound of Belfast special. This one-of-a-kind music conference tour is open to all independent musicians, and will bring together top industry professionals, established artists and the best creative minds, to meet upcoming musicians in cities across the world, offering one-on-one advice on developments, opportunities and challenges in the music industry. Initial speakers confirmed include: Matt Parsons (CEO, Ditto Music) Mike Murphy (Artist…

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Free Creative Careers Day

7 November, 2019, 10:00-18:00
Free event

Start Together will host an information day outlining some of the various career paths within the music industry. Whilst there are many options and skill sets that make up each individual's journey, we have invited some of our friends and alumni to present an informal panel and discussion on these particular topics. There is time allocated for Q&A at the end of each session. Rocky O'Reilly, owner and resident synth-lord, will begin the day exploring the work of Audio Engineering & Production.…

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Conversations. Panels. Discussions.

7 November, 2019, 13:00-17:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

1:00pm · AIM Presents · The Future of Streaming Music industry hopefuls should look out for this panel brought to you by the Association of Independent Music (AIM). Joined by a panel of industry experts from the top streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and Amazon, we’ll discuss the future of streaming and what this means for artists. With a wealth of first-hand experience working in the music industry, those with interest are sure to glean a new perspective on work…

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Breaking Into Normal Land: Accessibility & The Music Industry

7 November, 2019, 14:00-15:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

Does the music industry disable artists and audiences? How can things be done differently? Join Attitude is Everything and partner organisations to explore and discuss the barriers facing those with access requirements. This session is for artists, venues, promoters and aspiring industry professionals. Register via Eventbrite, limited spaces available

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SOLD OUT – Northern Ireland Music Prize 2019

7 November, 2019, 19:00-23:00
Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 7FF United Kingdom
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SOLD OUT

Snow Patrol · Oh Yeah Legend Award Recipients 2019 presented by PRS for Music Ryan Vail + Elma Orkestra · Featuring Moya Brennan and Stephen James Smyth Saint Sister Strange New Places Jordan Adetunji The Oh Yeah Music Centre presents the NI Music Prize, an awards evening and celebration of all that is great about music from Northern Ireland. Set to be the biggest celebration of local music under one roof this year, the event will include a guest performance…

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Volume Control: Clash Of The New Breeds

8 November, 2019, 19:00-22:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Volume Control is a team of young promoters that specialise in organising gigs for under 18s. Every year they run a new talent competition called Clash of the Newbreeds. Previous winners include Red House, Serotonin, Foreign Affairs and Surf Green. During September new bands are invited to submit demos for consideration, with eight acts going through to a live final on Friday 8th November 2019. Prizes have been made possible by the Conor Shaw bursary, and trophies will be awarded…

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Acoustic Picnic: X Wired Ensemble

9 November, 2019, 13:00-16:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free event

Acoustic Picnic is Oh Yeah’s established family event. It’s free to attend and encourages young children to take part in the arts. Families may bring their own food and get involved with crafts, games, live music and lots of fun! This year, in a Sound of Belfast special, Acoustic Picnic host the Wired Ensemble - a group of disabled musicians who performed a brilliant show at the Black Box last year as part of the Full Moon Festival. We are…

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Classic Album Revisited: Snow Patrol ‘When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clear Up’

9 November, 2019, 20:00-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map

With performances from Aaron Shanley, Runabay and Burning Codes An evening revisiting the 2001 sophomore record When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up by Snow Patrol. Earlier this year to mark the 25th anniversary of the band, Jeepster released the album on vinyl for the very first time, and now some of our finest emerging and established artists will also pay tribute to this classic release. Tickets

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Ready To Roll Sessions

10 November, 2019, 10:00-18:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£50

Start Together returns with their yearly special Ready To Roll sessions to help new and upcoming artists capture their first studio recording. Studio engineer Ryan McGroarty will set up a full backline of vintage & modern drums, amplifiers and instruments to choose from, and use a top quality range of microphones and recording equipment to deliver exciting, professional mixes of your original songs. Slots are one hour long and in that time, the studio engineer will record, overdub your vocals,…

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The Sherlocks

29 November, 2019, 19:00-22:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£13.50

British alternative rock band The Sherlocks are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at Oh Yeah Centre on Nov 29th 2019. The quartet’s debut release ‘Live For The Moment’ proved to be a big hit with it making the top six in 2017 and the new album is due for release this year. Support from Hello Casanova Tickets

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Belfast Record Fair

30 November, 2019, 11:00-16:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map

The Belfast Record Fair is held 4 times per year at the Oh Yeah Music Centre. There is always lots of fresh vinyl at every fair at prices to suit all.

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Elixir #12 · Dirty Dike, DJ Sammy B-Side, DatKid, Physiks

30 November, 2019, 21:00-23:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£12 – £15

Elixir #12 Dirty Dike with DJ Sammy B-Side, DatKid and Physiks. Support from Waking Android & the DBMCs Hosted by Steve Loc with DJs Sconey (Belfast City Breakers) and Militant Vinylist. Also featuring an Open Mic Competition to win a set at Elixir. Very limited £12 discounted tickets are available with the code EARLYBIRD but act fast! A chance to win a pair of tickets will follow in the Facebook event. Dirty Dike Dirty Dike is a rapper and producer.…

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December 2019

Festive Face-Free Food Fair

1 December, 2019, 13:00-17:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
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Nina Nesbitt

3 December, 2019, 19:00-22:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map

The eagerly awaited second album from Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt has arrived, ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ is out now through Cooking Vinyl. Having obtained over 160 million streams between singles since signing her new deal with Cooking Vinyl and peaking at over 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, the new album shows Nina at her lyrical and musical best. It's been non-stop for Nina since signing to Cooking Vinyl, including a tour of the US with…

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[MIXTAPE] Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin

4 December, 2019, 19:00-21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

In 1971, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section to The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles to record an album of gospel music before an enthusiastic live audience. The result, “Amazing Grace”, went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin’s career and one of her most beloved works. But even as the album gained fans around the world, few…

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Malone College Battle of The Bands!!

6 December, 2019, 19:00-21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

As part of our programme More Volume NI, students from the Malone College of Belfast are organising another epic battle of the bands! Four bands will compete on the night and the winner will be decided by a panel of music industry experts... Come support your favourite! All proceeds to Aware NI, an NI-based charity delivering mental health and well-being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. 13+ show   TICKET PRICES: Adult: £5 (Ages 13-18): £3

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Superfly Funk & Soul Club · The Link Quartet

7 December, 2019, 20:45-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£12.50

In their quest to bring artists to Belfast for the 1st time, the Superfly Funk & Soul Club proudly present the incredible The LINK QUARTET from Milan to play at the Christmas Funk and Soul Special! This is an amazing coup and even better that The Organauts are supporting from a local perspective. DJ support will come from Superfly and the Saturday 45 guy himself, Paul Miller, flying in from sunny Bedfordshire to blow you away with his incredible record collection!…

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20:20 #014 · Dean Waywood, Donal Scullion, Son Of The Hound

11 December, 2019, 20:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Minimum £5 donation on the door. All proceeds to WaterAid.

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Human Rights Takeover of Acoustic Picnic

14 December, 2019, 13:00-16:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free

Girls Rock School NI (GRSNI), HereNI and The Rainbow Project are joining forces with Acoustic Picnic for a festive Human Rights takeover! Join us at this family-friendly event with live music from the Over The Hill collective and an open mic slot for GRSNI community. The GRSNI Rock and Roll Photo Booth will be there, as well as story-telling around the theme of Difference from the No Outsiders programme. GRSNI will also have a station for badge-making and we'll have…

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Oh Yeah, it’s Christmas!

20 December, 2019, 19:00-22:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Enjoy a great evening of Christmas banter and local music with some free pizza on the top!! Line-up to be announced soon...   14+ gig Tickets on the door  

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Terri Hooley’s Last Ever… Hooley’s Hootenanny

31 December, 2019, 21:00-1 January, 2020, 02:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£10

Terri Hooley will present his last ever Hooley’s Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve, 2019.  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…

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January 2020

Ryan Robson-Bluer

3 January, 2020, 19:30-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5.50

"Following the success of 65,000 Spotify streams of my debut album 'The Things My Mirror Taught Me', I will be doing a live performance of my music on January 3rd 2020. In a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, I'll be talking through a lot of my inspiration for the album, how I wrote the music and I'll be performing all of the music live. I'd love for as many of you as possible to come so I can personally thank you…

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Rixe · A Night Of Oi! & Streetpunk

11 January, 2020, 20:00-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£10

Performances from: Rixe United Bottles Takers & Users The Jollars Doors: 8PM Entry: £10 - for online tickets please email blacknorthrecs@gmail.com

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Classic Album Revisited – Figure 8 by Elliott Smith

18 January, 2020, 20:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£8

Marking 20 years since its release, Rachael Boyd, Junk Drawer and Conor Mason will revisit Figure 8, the fifth and final album Smith completed before his death. Released in 2000, Figure 8 songs have all Smith’s ornate elegance and a sublime mastery of pop hooks. Rolling Stone placed Figure 8 on their list of the 100 greatest albums of the decade and it was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.   As part of the 15th edition of Out To Lunch, by Cathedral Quarter…

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The Mighty Mocambos

25 January, 2020, 20:30-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£15
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Getting To Know… Jordan Adetunji

30 January, 2020, 19:00-22:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free

We are delighted to host Jordan Adetunji in the latest instalment of our Getting To Know... series of events. Young artist from Belfast (with London roots) Jordan Adetunji mixes genres to create a new take on hip-hop - one that brings together rap, R&B and trap-soul as well as Afrobeat and an element of rock. His lyrics deal with the everyday struggles that face us all in life as well as his own specific issues and experiences, all rooted in…

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Volume Control Presents Brand New Friend and guests

31 January, 2020, 19:00-22:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Volume Control in association with the Oh Yeah Music Centre and Independent Venue Week 2020 present:   Brand New Friend Aeons Poetic Licence Blackout Season

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February 2020

Luna Peake // Harley and The Wolf // Peace Evan // American Guinea Pig – #IVW20

1 February, 2020, 20:00-23:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map

Vault Music and Independent Venue Week are bringing you the freshest of local music scene as part of #IVW20 - Luna Peake - Harley and The Wolf - Peace Evan - American Guinea Pig Door tax: £5

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Output Belfast 2020: Oh Yeah and Third Bar Present

13 February, 2020, 20:00-23:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
Free

We are exciting to be sharing a stage with Third Bar Artists Development for Output Belfast 2020! In the line-up, two of our 2019/20 Scratch My Progress students: Joel Harkin and Sasha Samara Then, Third Bar will present two sets by The Florentinas and Sister Ghost. Like any other Output Belfast showcases, this concert is free and not submitted to registration. The gig is 18+ as the bar will be open.

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Haus of Falls Presents ‘The Troll Ball’

15 February, 2020, 20:00-01:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Bringing you the third installation of the Ball series Haus of Falls Presents welcomes you to attend the Troll Ball! More details will follow soon! A gorgeous Video to tease you all until categories drop!

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[SOLD OUT] New Rules · Extra Matinee Show Announced

16 February, 2020
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£14

UPDATE: Due to demand, an extra matinee show has been added! Tickets for this show are now on sale from usual Ticketmaster outlets. Following their sold out 2019 headline tour, New Rules have announced a major tour for 2020 including a show at the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast on 16 February. New Rules, formed in early 2019, are made up of three songwriters and musicians – Nathan (21, London), Ryan (19, Dublin) and Alec (18, London). The band have…

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PALAYE ROYALE

17 February, 2020, 19:30-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£20

Rightfully christened as both “The Hottest Band of 2018” and simply “the” group of the year, by the English music press, Canadian fashion-rock trio PALAYE ROYALE is a shot of adrenaline into the modern musical landscape. Summoning a thrilling spirit, with throwback sonic crunch, visual flair, and reckless live performances, PALAYE ROYALE has quickly earned a legion of obsessive cult-like loyalists, lovingly dubbed Soldiers of the Royal Council. PALAYE ROYALE draw as much inspiration from cinema and philosophy as they…

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Cavetown · SOLD OUT

23 February, 2020, 19:00-22:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£22.50

Robin Skinner makes music by himself, in his bedroom under the name CAVETOWN, but his songs belong to the world.His fourth album, LEMON BOY, puts Skinner’s effortless, bright melodies and economic songwriting on full display. From the looping folk-pop title track (with an inventive music video that's racked up 1.2 million YouTube views) to the uke-meets-electronica “Fool” and jazzy “888,” it’s an intimate, calming collection that displays a songwriting craft far beyond his years. Doors: 7PM Tickets: SOLD OUT

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March 2020

The Maine at The Oh Yeah Centre

3 March, 2020, 19:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£20

The Maine are an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona formed in 2007. Their debut album, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, came out in 2008, followed by Black and White in 2010 – and both received incredible fan support. Seven albums in, and The Maine’s new release, You Are Ok, is arguably the band’s most considerable sonic leap in their twelve-year career. What makes The Maine so unique is their ability to take risks, all while staying tuned in and consistently…

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Girls Rock School NI Presents: The Big IWD Gig

7 March, 2020, 19:00-23:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£7

"GRSNI Presents" is the new gig series from the Girls Rock! chapter in NI and they launch their first gig of 2020 with an International Women's Day special! Performances from Sasha Samara, Alumna, Problem Patterns, Gender Chores and a special DJ set from Sister Ghost & Heart Shaped. Doors 7pm Tickets: General admission £7 / £5 unwaged/student Proceeds go toward future GRSNI camps and classes. #GRSNIPresents #TheBigIWDGig

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July 2020

Getting To Know Úna Monaghan

21 July, 2020, 20:00-21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
FREE

Getting to Know Úna Monaghan  Tuesday 21st July 2020 8pm on Oh Yeah Facebook and YouTube Live Úna Monaghan is a harper, composer, researcher and sound artist from Belfast. Her recent work has combined traditional music with bronze sculpture, sound art and movement sensors. Her compositions have been presented on BBC and RTÉ television and radio, and in theatre productions, festivals and conferences internationally. She performs with harp and computer, and released an album of her compositions for Irish harp…

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October 2020

RESCHEDULED – OK? In support for mental health and suicide prevention

24 October, 2020, 18:00-01:00
The Telegraph Building, 124-144 Royal Avenue
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 1 United Kingdom
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£20

"OK? is a music and arts festival in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention.  To celebrate community and to encourage asking the question… Are you ok?" Raising money for Aware NI, PIPS and Help Musicians Belfast Saturday 28th March 2020  Rescheduled to Sat., 24th Oct 2020 6pm - late The Telegraph Building  TICKETS ON SALE - 9am Thurs 5th March  Tickets available at www.shine.net and Ticketmaster outlets The Lifeline number is 0808 808 8000 lines are open 24/7 This is…

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September 2021

Niamh Murray – SOLD OUT

9 September, 2021, 20:00-22:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£8

Niamh Murray is a singer-songwriter from Lurgan, who has been writing songs since she was thirteen, but has only now begun to pursue her dream of performing her own music. Classically trained, and having studied music, recently graduating with a 1st in her BMus degree, her background of classical and choral music has taught her so much about using her voice and emotionally connecting with her songs. This, in combination with impressive guitar skills, has helped her create a unique sound in her song…

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CANCELLED – beabadoobee

29 September, 2021, 18:00-21:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£17

Due to COVID restrictions, this event has been cancelled. More information can be found via the promoters website - shine.net

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October 2021

We Are Ghosts

2 October, 2021, 20:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£6

We Are Ghosts is a 5 piece rock band playing classics from the ‘70s to present day with the occasional original. The line-up came together just prior to lockdown, the guys can't wait to get out and bring their classic Bar-Band sound to post-pandemic punters. Tickets

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Colour Arcadia

8 October, 2021, 20:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£6
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POSTPONED · Brooklyn Wyatt Birthday Show

23 October, 2021, 13:00-18:00
£10
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Paper Tigers with support from Aeons + Dyad

23 October, 2021, 21:00-00:00
£5

Old Crows Presents: Paper Tigers w/ Aeons & Dyad Paper Tigers - Just before they embark on their first UK tour this will be Paper Tigers first Belfast show in just under two years. Prior to the pandemic Paper Tigers had earned themselves the reputation of being an incendiary live act. A whirlwind of energy, sweat and glitter on stage. These unmissable live shows along side their current 3 singles earned them support slots with Life and Hundredth on the…

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Holly Humberstone

31 October, 2021, 19:00-22:30
£13.50

Shine in association with MCD present; Holly Humberstone Sunday 31st October 2021 Oh Yeah Music Centre TICKETS ON SALE; FRIDAY JUNE 04TH 2021 AT 9AM FROM TICKETMASTER.IE UK breakthrough artist Holly Humberstone is pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at Oh Yeah Music Centre on Sunday 31st October 2021. In less than a year, Holly Humberstone has become the most hotly-tipped artist and recently named in the prestigious BBC Sound of 2021 longlist. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter's accolades are far reaching for an artist so…

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November 2021

True North

4 November, 2021, 19:30-23:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. A live music event featuring Gareth Dunlop & Jealous of The Birds. “To the people I belong to, To the town I call my own, Yeah the true north in my heartbeat, Always calls me home.” True North - Gareth Dunlop “I want to go where the songs are sung, where the copper roofs shine, where the warm lights are strung” Belfast Song - Jealous of The Birds Earlier this year the Oh Yeah…

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Mothers In Music: Live

5 November, 2021, 19:00-22:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. In early 2021 Oh Yeah Belfast formed a collective called Mothers In Music through help from the Spirit 2012 Carers Music Fund. The aim was simple - bring a group of women with caring responsibilities together and make music the focus. 16 women from all over Ireland became part of the collective and they met weekly. While that dreaded by very real mama guilt didn’t exit the room immediately, other tasks were put to…

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The Allergies

6 November, 2021, 20:30-7 November, 2021, 20:30
£19.25

The duo of DJ Moneyshot and Rackabeat have been delighting dance floors and lighting up the radio airwaves since forming The Allergies in 2012. Year in, year out, they’ve sharpened their skills on the turntables and in the studio, dropping one dynamite record after another. Clocking up ‘Album of The Day’ gongs, national ad campaign spots, and Radio 6 Music A-list status, the pair show no sign of stopping the fun. They’re about to cut the ribbon on their fifth…

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RiotGrrl Collective Belfast presents…

7 November, 2021, 19:00-22:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. The RiotGrrl Collective Belfast is for anyone who identifies as a woman or girl, young and old, with a passion for punk and feminist ideals. We’re all about solidarity and support – this girl gang has your back! We want to change punk in Belfast, to bring women and girls back into the scene here, because punk is dead without women! The launch event features: a roundtable discussion with punk women…

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Over The Hill presents Room Songs

8 November, 2021, 19:00-22:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. This film short follows four older musicians living alone. This COVID-19 restriction tale allows us into the thought processes of trying to deal with living with the same four walls for months on end. What does this room say to you? what do you say back? can I write music to describe this? Our four protagonists deal with this in their own individual ways, where humour is often a mask for…

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POSTPONED · Getting To Know… Henry Cluney

9 November, 2021, 19:00-21:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. Henry Cluney, one of the original members of Stiff Little Fingers and actively gigging solo artist and member of XSLF will share stories, memories and music. The evening will also include the launch of two new items of memorabilia donated by Henry to the NI Music Exhibition. The items represent Henry’s time with SLF and include a guitar case used on their first headline tour of Inflammable Material. The other is…

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Magy’s Farm Collective

10 November, 2021, 19:00-23:00
£10

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. This is a special one-off showcase event which will introduce five brand new artists to the musical family in Northern Ireland: Niamh Murray, Clodagh May, Cara Quinn, Lara O’Donnell and Rhian Brownlow. All singer-songwriters who became part of a unique mentorship programme at Magy’s Farm, a musical retreat in County Down, during lockdown. Across the last year each of the artists have worked alongside Jude Johnstone (Nashville), Foy Vance, Dana Masters, producers Rocky ‘O’Reilly,…

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No Oil Paintings + Myles McCormack + Vivamagnolia

11 November, 2021, 19:00-23:00
£5

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Hot off the heels of two successful performances at this year's Stendhal Festival and having recently released the first single from their upcoming debut album Rain Season to glowing reviews, No Oil Paintings return to their home town of Belfast to premier the album's second single, Leave Me My Name in the Oh Yeah Centre on 11th November. Providing support are the phenomenal talents of Myles McCormac and Vivamagnolia. This promises to be a…

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An Introduction to the Musicians’ Union – Be Part of Something Bigger

11 November, 2021, 19:30-20:30
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. The Musicians’ Union (MU) is a community of around 32,000 musicians coming together to help each other. We work to protect our members’ rights and campaign for a fairer music industry. Join Louise for a short introduction to the MU, get advice on how you can access expert music industry support and tailored services on demand as well as helping you to protect your rights, and make sure you get paid.…

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Help Musicians NI presents Building Confidence + Coping With Change

12 November, 2021, 12:30-14:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. There’s a lot to deal with right now. As the music industry returns to a more familiar rhythm, it’s perfectly normal to find the ongoing change to be overwhelming at times, or for your confidence to have taken a hit. If you're a performer, composer, sound engineer, or hold any other career in the music industry, join Help Musicians to build a toolbox of coping strategies to work through these changing…

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Volume Control presents Clash of the Newbreeds

12 November, 2021, 19:00-23:00
£5

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Live music is BACK and what better way to celebrate than showcasing the latest young and talented artists on the NI Scene? The Youth Events team at Volume Control are delighted to bring you their first live gig for young people in over 18 months with Clash of the New Breeds, our flagship battle of the bands competition. We will have 6 live finalists perform on the night for a youth audience and top…

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Acoustic Picnic

13 November, 2021, 11:00-14:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. It has been far too long since we welcomed all of you lovely families into the Oh Yeah Centre for an afternoon of live music, games and creativity. Aimed at those of you with young children, Acoustic Picnic is totally free of charge with the aim that you can bring your own picnic to enjoy during the day. We will have tabletop games, arts and crafts, instruments to explore and a…

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Bangers ‘N’ Mashups LIVE

13 November, 2021, 19:00-14 November, 2021, 19:00
£10

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Bangers ‘N’ Mashups compilation saw Pals Covering Pals in the name of solidarity & charity. Now it’s coming to you LIVE! in a Sound of Belfast special. Ferocious Punks Mob Wife, Pop Superstar Sasha Samara, Electronic Wonk Pop FRUITY and more! Do. Not. Miss. This.

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Help Musicians presents Paint and Sip

14 November, 2021, 18:00-19:30
£10

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Join Help Musicians for an evening of creativity, chat, and the sip of your choice as part of this year’s Sound of Belfast festival! A special guest musician will be posing and all drawing materials will be provided to attendees. Tickets are £10 and all proceeds will be donated to Help Musicians.

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Breaking Into Music

16 November, 2021, 10:00-16:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. Places limited. Schools and colleges contact sian@ohyeahbelfast.com for more details. Breaking Into Music is a youth music conference aimed to provide space for young artists and performers to find out more about all aspects of the music industry. With interactive panels and industry information sessions, attendees will have a chance to ask questions, build networks and hear some insider tips of the trade. The schedule will include panels with artist managers,…

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Scratch My Progress Showcase

16 November, 2021, 18:00-22:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. Scratch My Progress is the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s annual talent development programme supported by PRS Foundation and YouTube Music. It has been running for 10 years and previous graduates include Kitt Philippa, Sister Ghost, Gemma Bradley, Careerist and more. We are so excited to stage, for the first time, the 2020 graduates in this Sound of Belfast special live event. There is a strictly limited capacity and first come, first…

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Music Cities Afternoon in association with Music Connections

17 November, 2021, 12:00-17:00
Free

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. Advance registration mandatory. Our Music Cities Afternoon is designed to bring people together and an opportunity to discuss a range of issues affecting musicians and our wider music community. We have partnered with Music Connections to deliver a series of panels and discussions. Come join the conversation! 12:00 · Event opens 12:15 · Music Connections opening address Music Connections launched in July 2021 to bring the NI music sector the latest news, views and…

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No Photos

18 November, 2021, 21:00-19 November, 2021, 21:00
£7

A Sound Of Belfast 2021 event. New night. Eclectic electronic. Come find out. Marion Hawkes Bricknasty Oscar Waves

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GIRLI ‘Damsel in Distress’ Tour (14+)

26 November, 2021, 19:00-22:00
£12

Before she was GIRLI, Milly grew up in north London with her performance-loving family, both parents being actors. As a young kid, her rebellion was not being artistic: she was a science nerd, and later deeply into politics and her school debate society, even briefly serving as a Youth MP for Camden. She was bullied at school, and retreated into a fantasy world of reading and writing fiction. Then, during her GCSEs, she discovered music. Inspired by her favourite indie bands, like…

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Civil Simian / Strength NIA / Luna Peake

27 November, 2021, 20:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£7

it has been far too long since Civil Simian took to the stage. They will be performing some old favourites, some of their lockdown releases for the first time on stage, as well as some of the new work they have been working on. The will also be joined by the fantastic Strength N.I.A. . Strength N.I.A. are an unorthodox pop band from Derry, Northern Ireland. Led by singer Rory Moore they describe their music as "Werewolf Pop”. They use…

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December 2021

The Hacklers + Guests

3 December, 2021, 19:30-4 December, 2021, 19:30
£15

Have you had a serious Ska / Punk shaped hole in you're life? Well look no further!! Friday 3rd December brings one of the hottest line ups to hit Belfast in years! The Hacklers: Irelands finest ska outfit playing nothing but the best of the rude boy sound. United Bottles: Formed in 2015 from the ashes of Runnin' Riot, They play uncompromising melodic, sing-a-long street punk tunes incorporating a slightly heavier edge at times. The Skallions: The Skallions are ready…

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We Are Ghosts

4 December, 2021, 19:30-23:30
£8

Following their sell out date in October We Are Ghosts make a return to Belfast for what is sure to be a great Christmas party night. A fresh selection of rock classics with anthems from from Black Crowes, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns 'n Roses, Queen, Skynryd, Zeppelin and many more of your favourites will make this a night to remember. Support from up and coming local band, the Elephant Stag Party. https://youtu.be/BwS7qfeU72M Tickets

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HotBox HipHop Night Featuring Some of Ireland’s Best Rappers

30 December, 2021, 18:00-23:00
£8 – £12

Hotbox Hip-Hop Night at the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast on the 30th of December from 6PM-11PM. Our line-up will include: DJ Tez, MC Precious, Sello, Smilez, Dubzeno, Celevai Mae, AC130, YSC,little man, Wee Joe & Recka, T Fundo & Emiliani and Hyfin. This event is 18+ and ID will be required at the door. COVID passport or lateral flow is compulsory.

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Terri Hooley’s NYE Hootenanny

31 December, 2021, 21:00-23:59
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£10
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January 2022

CANCELLED · Crowd Company

29 January, 20:30-01:30
£17.50

This event has been cancelled. Please contact your ticket vendor regarding refunds. From London, Crowd Company are one of the UK’s top soul funk bands – a modern take on vintage 70s soul funk with unexpected twists and turns. Crowd Company were named  as a ‘Top Release of 2019′ on the Craig Charles BBC Radio 6 show. And also their latest album was featured by Craig as a ‘Top Pick for 2020’ The band is known for rich songwriting combined…

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February 2022

Conor Marcus

4 February, 19:00-22:30
£14.50

  Fresh from his success on ITV’s The Voice Kids UK, one of Ireland’s rising artists Conor Marcus is pleased to announce a headline show at the Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast on Thursday 25th November 2021. Following on from a huge year, Conor Marcus will release his fifth single “Love You Again" on July 9th 2021. Conor has received key support from national radio in Ireland and locally from Q Radio, Cool FM and BBC Radio Ulster and with praise from…

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SOAK + Ailbhe Reddy · Independent Venue Week

5 February, 19:30
£15

We're delighted to have SOAK perform a the Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast as part of their Independent Venue Week '22 tour. Tickets Age restriction: 18+ Independent Venue Week announces three additional ambassadors who will lead the way in championing independent venues across their respective nations. Joining Wet Leg, whom were announced as the #IVW22 Ambassadors on Wednesday, will be Joesef as Independent Venue Week 2022’s official ambassador for Scotland, Mace The Great for Wales, and SOAK will represent Northern…

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Kate Nicholson · Fallen From Grace Album Launch

18 February, 19:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£10

Kate Nicholson 'Fallen From Grace' album launch Support from Andy McGibbon Friday 18th February 2022 Tickets · £10 + booking fee Kate Nicholson is delighted to present her debut album "Fallen from Grace" in an intimate performance with full band in the very heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter. Nicholson has garnered praise for her single releases to date; "Street Lamps" and "Wrong Side of the Town" and has been described to be "emerging as one of Northern Ireland's finest songwriters"…

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GET ON IT! feat Blackjack + Jai Sian, Kwame, Aimee Thompson

24 February, 21:00-25 February, 21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£7 – £10

Get on down to the Oh Centre for the first monthly showcase of local live music as selected by YEO Magazine and fuelled by Dubliner Whiskey About this event Warming things up will be groove-pop singer-songwriter Aimee Thompson, whose tracks ‘Shiver’ and ‘The Grey’ were some of our favourite recent releases. Her tunes combine pulsing electronic rhythms with a stunning voice and tender lyrics, that when performed with a live band make for a seriously memorable experience. Taking things up…

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All Points: North Showcase with Live Music and Film

25 February, 20:00-23:00
£5

AP:N is a collaborative artist project showcasing digital content creators, musicians and electronic producers filmed against the backdrop of historic Belfast buildings, with a focus on North Belfast. Short films celebrate the past, present and future of the history within the buildings and the creative talent of some of Northern Ireland’s most promising musicians. Artists from acoustic and electronic genres have been filmed performing against the backdrop of some of Belfast City’s glorious historic buildings. Artists and locations include: acoustic…

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Paper Tigers + Lauren Ann, Casual Riots

26 February, 21:00-23:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£5

Paper Tigers + support from Lauren Ann and Casual Riots Fresh off their headline UK tour and following the release of the singles 'Blue Light Trails' and ‘Graceless’ from their forthcoming EP, Paper Tigers are back in Belfast for a new show! Prior to the pandemic Paper Tigers had earned themselves the reputation of being an incendiary live act. A whirlwind of energy, sweat and glitter on stage. These unmissable live shows along side their current 3 singles earned them…

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March 2022

Chloe Moriondo + Shortly

1 March, 18:30-21:30
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
£17

Shine & MCD by arrangement with Paradigm Agency Chloe Moriondo + support from Shortly US singer-songwriter Chloe Moriondo is pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at Oh Yeah Centre on Tuesday 1st March 2022, in celebration of the release of her major label debut, Blood Bunny. The 13-track Blood Bunny features previously released singles "Manta Rays," "GIRL ON TV," and "I Want To Be With You," the latter of which was lauded by The New York Times as "acutely…

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Acoustic Picnic

12 March, 13:00-16:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
FREE

Another festival favourite returns for BCF22! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of live music, crafts, games and activities for children and young people. Relax with a coffee, listen to live music and take part in fun games and activities. Families are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch. Age: All ages Duration: Drop in

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Imagine! Belfast · What They Might Be

22 March, 20:30-23:00
£7 – £10

As young people, we form relationships and a sense of belonging with our families and peers. How can anyone feel like they are a valuable member of their community if they are legally removed from their family or excluded from mainstream education? This performance of original music is based entirely on a series of interviews and songwriting sessions conducted by Cat Barter with young people who are in alternative education. Their words, opinions and ideas have been intertwined with developmental…

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Punk – Purity – Privilege

26 March, 13:45-15:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
FREE

From 80s Belfast punk to contemporary Colombian folk, this talk by Gareth Gordon attempts to understand the privileges of being ‘other’ on both sides of the Atlantic. Left scarred by an early brush with anarcho-punk in the dark days of 1980s Belfast, and its insistence on musical and ideological purity, Gareth set off on a journey to discover and question every shibboleth he could get his hands on. Yet despite a rigorous and exhaustive training to reject everything on the…

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Belfast UNESCO City of Music Walking Tour and Performance

26 March, 13:55-16:30
Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 7FF United Kingdom
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£15

Led by a Belfast Green Badge Tourist Guide, and local music fan, sign up for a two and a half hour guided walk around Belfast city centre to find out why Belfast truly is a UNESCO City of Music! It earned this prestigious award in November 2022. Enjoy a relaxed dander and hear about Belfast’s rich musical heritage and celebrate the diversity of talent we have. Starting out from the Ulster Hall, we will explore some of the venues that…

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Get On It #2

31 March, 20:30-01:00
£7 – £10

YEO Magazine and the Oh Yeah Centre present the second night of GET ON IT, supported by Dubliner Whiskey. Opening our second GET ON IT event will be the sweet sounds of pop-noir outfit Dark Tropics who have been smashing the airwaves after the release of their debut album INK, with heavy rotation on BBC Radio 6, Radio 2 and Absolute Radio. Songs about love and heartbreak presented through emotive ballads and pulsing choruses, the group are key members of…

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April 2022

Belfast City of Music: Walking Tour and Performance

9 April, 13:00-30 April, 16:00
Ulster Hall, 34 Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 7FF United Kingdom
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£20

Every Saturday in April Take a leisurely guided walk around Belfast city centre with a passionate local music fan - and qualified Belfast Green Badge Tourist Guide - to discover why Belfast truly deserves to be a UNESCO City of Music, as part of a trio of Belfast Springtime Tours. From hip hop to classical and punk; opera to folk and electro pop and everything in between, music plays a significant and important role in the fabric of Belfast, making…

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SOLD OUT · Crawlers · 14+

15 April, 18:30-21:00
Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast, + Google Map
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Ferals, SX-70, Dullboy

16 April, 19:00-23:30
£7

Expect a night of offsets and Easter eggs with 3 up and coming acts. Tickets: £7

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Output Belfast 2022 Showcase

21 April, 20:00-01:00
FREE

As part of Output Belfast 2022, we will be hosting a fantastic gig, in association with our friends at YEO Magazine. Taking to the stage we have Sasha Samara, The Florentinas, Problem Patterns and Manuka Hunney.

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Reasy Ajarro, The Fake Flirtations and Peace Evan

22 April, 20:30-23:00
£7

Come join Reasy Ajarro, The Fake Flirtations and Peace Evan on a night filled with big tunes and even bigger energy.

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Aid For Ukraine

23 April, 19:00-23:30
£15

The Oh Yeah Centre and Stendhal Festival, along with seven of Northern Ireland's finest indigenous musical artists, have come together to curate an amazing evening of music on April 23rd with all proceeds going towards a charity that is feeding Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Aid for Ukraine will feature performances from Duke Special, Phil Taggart, The Wood Burning Savages, Joshua Burnside, Sister Ghost, Dark Tropics and Lemonade Shoelace and will take place at the Oh Yeah Music Centre. Tickets are…

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Corduroy

30 April, 20:30-01:30
£20

Rescheduled from September 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Amidst the exaggerated swagger of ‘Lad-Rock’ and the self-conscious ‘Brit-Pop’ excesses of the mid-nineteen nineties, the NME Reader’s ‘Best Live Act’ awards, placed an Acid Jazz combo, Corduroy, amongst its top five…not bad for a band of who’s stage set largely consisted of instrumentals. Formed in December 1991,and signed to Acid Jazz Records in January 1992, the south-London four-piece’s live performance was energetic and infectious; rubber-band bass runs, buzz-saw guitar lines, creative funky…

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May 2022

Ace Productions Presents: IGNITE

5 May, 19:00-22:00

Enjoy an exciting night of music, featuring a mix of Bands and DJs in the Oh Yeah! Music Centre Featuring performances from: Roise, Andrew Cairns, TYTYTY and WHATSHISNAME? Plus many more... Tickets: FREE

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We Are Ghosts · Ukraine Refugee Appeal

7 May, 19:30-23:00
£7

A fundraising evening of classic rock with all proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukrainian Refugee Appeal.  The DEC represents 15 major charities working to support people fleeing conflict in their homeland. We Are Ghosts are using their return to the Oh Yeah to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees with a night of rock anthems . Classics from Beatles, Black Crowes, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, CCR, Def Leppard, Guns 'n Roses, Journey, Prince, Queen, Skynyrd, Zeppelin, some more recent surprises…

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Return Of The Skinhead · Takers ‘N’ Users, An Slua, Rant, The Scuntz

14 May, 20:00-01:00
£12.45

A charity night of Oi! and Punk Rock music in the heart of Belfast city. All proceeds to PIPS charity. TAKERS 'N' USERS - Local Oi! and Street-Punk stalwarts. We're in for a night of craic and singalong classics. AN SLUA - Hailing from Galway An Slua play driven, Brick-wall Oi! A first time in Belfast for these folks. RANT - Four piece Punk Rock from Belfast/Articlave. THE SCUNTZ - Play high octane drunken Folk punk. A must-see band. Tickets:…

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