Stiff Little Fingers announced major Belfast concert to celebrate 40th Anniversary

Stiff Little Fingers will be playing at Belsonic this summer, along with The Stranglers, The Ruts DC, The Outcasts & punk legend Terri Hooley.

Legendary NI Punks STIFF LITTLE FINGERS play their largest ever Belfast headline show at Custom House Square in Belfast to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, alongside an all-star lineup of special guests & friends including THE STRANGLERS, THE RUTS DC, THE OUTCASTS & TERRI HOOLEY. Tickets, price £25 + Booking Fee, go on-sale Friday February 17th at 9am from Ticketmaster Outlets nationwide.

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night.

These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality.

Over the years, their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. Their studio albums demonstrate their passion and anger, each in its own way. In ’94 they released the Get a Life LP. The album helped renew interest in SLF just as newer bands that sited them as a major influence, such as Bad Religion, Sugar, Rancid and Therapy, were coming to prominence. In August 2003, Stiff Little Fingers released their ninth studio album, Guitar and Drum, which includes a moving tribute to Joe Strummer, entitled “Strummerville”.

Stiff Little Fingers will play at Custom House Square, Belfast, on August 26. Tickets are £25+ and on sale this Friday, February 17 at 9am from Ticketmaster Outlets nationwide.

 

Related Articles

Stiff Little Fingers for The Academy

The Belfast punk rock legends will play the Dublin venue next year.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers Playing The Academy

Will be there March 13.

Read More

First Stiff Little Fingers material for 10 years

The new album is a PledgeMusic project.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers come to Dublin

They were at the forefront of the punk movement, creating infectious and energetic music imbued with uncompromising lyrical honesty. Now the punk rock legends are coming Dublin.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers announce Irish visit

They're Dublin and Belfast-bound before Paddy's Day

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers play Dublin next year

The Northern Irish punk heroes are performing in March

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers for Belfast

The punk rockers will play in their hometown next March

Read More

Inflammable Material

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers plot Irish tour

The '77 survivors are in Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Portlaoise.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers play The Academy

Belfast punks Stiff Little Fingers play the Dublin Academy this May, with tickets on sale tomorrow.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers DVD to be released

Producer Don Letts is behind the new DVD focusing on the rise of Belfast punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers.

Read More

Fingers on the pulse

Thirty years not out, Belfast punks Stiff Little Fingers are still railing against the establishment.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers return to Belfast for anniversary bash

Punk legends Stiff Little Fingers prepare to bust down the door for a special hometown gig at Belfast's Ulster Hall.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers to gig

The legendary Ulster band will do a three date mini-tour in December.

Read More

Stiff Little Fingers announce Irish dates

Stiff Little Fingers will pay pre-Christmas visits to fans in Dublin, Belfast and Kildare

Read More

Guitar And Drum

Their first major label release for over a decade it may be, but Guitar And Drum shows no sign of rustiness in the SLF camp.

Read More

And Best Of All... Hope Street

Two CDs here, one a 'best of' and the other comprised of a dozen brand new outpourings from one of the legendary Northern bands of the punk era, paint a graphic sonic picture of Belfast's social eruptions.

Read More
 

Advertise With Us


For information including benefits, key facts, figures and rates for advertising with Hot Press, click below

Advertise

Find us elsewhere