Reverend and the Makers confirmed for Belsonic line-up

Sheffield band Reverend and the Makers will accompany The Zutons, The Flaming Lips and The Go! Team on the line-up for the Belsonic festival in August.

Belsonic is a new Belfast music event made up of a series of one day shows running in the first half of August. Each show will be a separately ticketed multi artist event, but with a festival feel.

Seven-piece indie rockers Reverend and the Makers support The Enemy at Custom House Square on August 14. They are joined by up-and-coming Derry rockers Fighting with Wire, Cardiff trio Future of the Left and Belfast natives General Fiasco.

Tickets for the Enemy with special guests Reverend and the Makers are priced £27.50 and are on sale now from the usual outlets.

The Zutons with The Go! Team, Mystery Jets, Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip, Delorentos and Skibunny DJs play Custom House Square, Belfast on August 15. The Flaming Lips with Mogwai, Oppenheimer and Jape play on Monday August 11.

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