- 05 Oct 21
The November festival will feature over 50 events, including a performances from Gareth Dunlop and Jealous of The Birds' Naomi Hamilton.
Sound of Belfast, a festival celebrating Belfast's musical talent, will take place November 4-18 this year.
The festival was established by the Oh Yeah Music Centre and is supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, YouTube Music, PRS Foundation, PPL, PRS, UK Music, and Help Musicians. Its events are a collaboration between the musicians, artists, promoters, and venues, creating a collaborative and celebratory environment.
Though Sound of Belfast was completely online last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year's festival will feature a mixture of live and online events and gigs. Over 50 events, including an opening night double-header performance from Gareth Dunlop and Jealous of The Birds' Naomi Hamilton, will take place in 11 venues.
Northern Irish producer Lemonade Shoelace, who was recently announced as a finalist for the Vans Musicians Wanted competition, will take part in a showcase alongside Gender Chores, Vivamagnolia, Gilmore, and Riley Holland for Scratch My Progress.
Hot Press Y&E Series alum Reevah will also perform at the festival at the Black Box.
Other events include a live show at Oh Yeah with Niamh Murray, Clodagh May, Cara Quinn, Lara O'Donnell, and Rhian Brownlow; the Breaking Into Music Youth Music Conference; a show at Empire Music Hall with Ralph McLean and featuring Siobhan Brown, Bernadette Morris, Cormac Neeson, and Kate Nicholson; and more live music industry events and gigs.
Learn more about the lineup and schedule of events at the Sound of Belfast website.