Belsonic 2016: Everything You Need To Know

Belsonic is back and bigger than ever! Here is everything you need to know about Northern Ireland’s most hotly anticipated outdoor music event.

13062451_1124827210872786_6518808481762465551_nFIVE new shows in August have been added in to the 2016 lineup after overwhelming ticket demand for the June events.

Northern Ireland’s largest ever outdoor music extravaganza never fails to impress and the 2016 edition is set to be the best to date with a relocation to the grounds of the Titanic Belfast building.

Belsonic organisers have teamed up with Absolut, Cool FM, Maxol and The Daily Mirror to bring you a new, larger site that provides ample space for bigger and better food & beverage facilities, improved VIP area, enhanced staging, sound & lighting, and a vast open air space in which to enjoy your favourite artists.

Boasting it’s most ambitious line up to date, the popular music festival now hosts line-ups in both June and August, bringing a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast city centre for the 9th year running.

Check out who’s playing…

AUGUST

13087536_1125312587490915_1552407882210089623_nMadness
Sat 20/08/16, 18:00. Tickets on sale: 9am, Fri 29/04/16 

Originally from Camden Town, Madness have been one of the most prominent ska bands since the late 70s. With 15 top 10 singles in the UK chart and a number 1 with House of Fun there is still no stopping them. Check out www.madness.co.uk for more information.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Tue 23/08/16, 18:00. Tickets on sale: 9am, Fri 29/04/16 

Former Oasis lead guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher’s rock band formed in 2011 and gave fans a treat at their Clapham Common show last summer. This year at Belsonic looks to be no different, especially since Noel claims that his latest work is the best he’s ever written… See www.noelgallagher.com for more.

13103336_1183345848365672_3162172863682874269_nDisclosure [Live]
Wed 24/08/16, 18:00. Tickets on sale: 9am, Fri 29/04/16 

English electronic music duo Howard and Guy Lawrence released their Grammy-nominated second album Caracal last September and have enjoyed worldwide success since 2011. They are sure to have the NI crowd jumping this year to the likes of Omen and Holding On. Find them online at www.disclosureofficial.com 

Fatboy Slim
Sat 27/08/16, 18:00. Tickets on sale: Fri 29/04/16 09:00

Legendary electronic DJ Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) has produced chart hits like Mama Do The Hump and Eat, Sleep Rave Repeat in recent years. Named by Q Magazine as part of their “50 Bands to See Before You Die” list, you really don’t want to miss this performance. See www.fatboyslim.net for more info.

1538871_1095926840429490_7252814570849695498_nThe Corrs
Thu 18/08/16, 18:00. Tickets on sale: Fri 29/04/16 09:00

Irish pop/rock band The Corrs are reuniting in Belfast to bring you classic hits such as Runaway and Breathless. Prepare for major nostalgia with Ireland’s folk rock favourites this August. Check out their website www.thecorrswebsite.com.

JUNE

The Chemical Brothers
Fri 10/06/16, 18:00. Tickets: £55.00

Pioneers of electronic music and with 6 Number 1 albums under their belt, you do not want to miss The Chemical Brothers’ epic performance this year. Chart hits like Hey Boy, Hey Girl and Galvanize live are a sure-fire crowd pleaser and will have fans gagging for more. See more at www.thechemicalbrothers.com.

Ellie Goulding
Tue 28/06/16,18:00. Tickets: £52.50

Pop singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has achieved international success since her 2011 hit Starry Eyed, with three studio albums, the Number 1 50 Shades of Grey single Love Me Like You D and several renowned collaborations with the likes of Calvin Harris. Belfast will see the multi-talented English performer live at Belsonic in June. Find her online at www.elliegoulding.com.

13043734_1124853167536857_7306442105980608968_nDavid Guetta, Robin Schulz, Jonas Blue
Sun 26/06/16,18:00. Tickets: £55.00

Known for his massive hits Titanium and When Love Takes Over, French DJ David Guetta will be joined by some fantastic backup acts to get the Belsonic crowd on their feet. Listen out for Sun Goes Down and The Death of EDM from his recently released album, Listen Again. See www.davidguetta.com for more information.

Faithless
Sat 11/06/16, 18:00. Tickets: £53.00

International dance icons Faithless will be rocking the show in Belfast this summer. Reuniting to celebrate their 20th anniversary last February, fans can expect a banging performance with classic tracks from God Is A DJ to Insomnia. Check out www.faithless.co.uk for more.

Foals
Thu 23/06/16, 18:00. Tickets: £48.50

English indie rock band Foals are recognised as one of the top UK live acts and are sure to deliver at this year’s Belsonic. The award winning group have entertained crowds since 2005 with hits like Inhaler and Mountain At My Gates. Find them online at www.foals.co.uk.

12961509_1118044548217719_907085810741455397_nTiesto, Oliver Heldens
Thu 09/06/16, 18:00. Tickets: £48.50

Famed for his chart topping hits Traffic, Adagio For Strings and Elements of Life, DJ Tiesto is set to have the Belfast audience pumping to both new material and classic trance anthems. Hailing from the Netherlands, Tiesto has built his brand to become a universal phenomenon over the years. Find him online at www.tiesto.com.

Biffy Clyro
Sat 25/06/16, 18:00. Tickets: £48.50

Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro’s Belsonic performance coincides with the release of their new album Ellipsis in July 2016. Fans can look forward to high-energy performance of hits such as That Golden Rule and Wolves of Winter. More info can be found at www.biffyclyro.com/.
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Stereophonics
Wed 29/06/16,18:00. Tickets: £48.50

Originally from Wales, Stereophonics have been praised for their live performance since the early 90s. This year’s Belsonic gig promises a fantastic return of the UK rock band with some of their top hits, from Dakota to Could You Be The One. Find them online at www.stereophonics.com.
Bring Me The Horizon
Fri 17/06/16, 18:00. Tickets: £48.50

Despite moving to a more eclectic style nowadays, British rock band Bring Me The Horizon are sure to have fans rocking with their hits Shadow Moses, Drown and Happy Song. Deemed one of the most forward thinking heavy bands in the UK, this year’s Belsonic show will definitely be one to remember. Check out www.bmthofficial.com for more information.

Getting there

Belsonic 2016 will be held at Titanic Belfast, Queens Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT3 9EP, which is only 2.4km (1.5 miles) away from Belfast City Centre. Translink operate Metro Services 26, 26A, 26B, 26C from Belfast City Centre – departing outside the Belfast Welcome Centre to Titanic Belfast.

For all enquiries relating to Belsonic 2016 please contact: +44 (0)28 9032 7007

See more at: http://titanicbelfast.com/Explore/whatson/Belsonic

Tickets

Tickets for the August events at Belsonic 2016 go on-sale Friday 29 April at 9am from Ticketmaster Outlets. Remaining tickets for the June events at Belsonic 2016 are on-sale now from Ticketmaster Outlets.

See www.belsonic.com and www.ticketmaster.ie to get yours.

For more information check out www.facebook.com/belsonicbelfast or @belsonicbelfast on Twitter

About the Author

Abby Williams
Belfast based author/writer specialising in entertainment, mental health and human interest.