Final Acts Announced for Belsonic

Whether you're into indie, pop, dance or hip-hop, this August has something for you

It all kicks off on August 16 – and we’re not talking about that week’s London riots. Belsonic in association with ABSOLUT, the city’s most star-studded music festival, returns to Custom House Square for another week (and a bit) of top-class tunes from some of the world’s biggest stars.

The final bill has recently been announced. Local artist Peter McAuley, aka Rams Pocket Radio, will play the opening slot on the opening day, Tuesday, August 16, before You Me at Six and headliners, 30 Seconds to Mars.

Meanwhile, Jenna Toro will be joining Plan B, Katy B and Rizzle Kicks on Thursday, August 25, while Cool FM stalwart DJ Hix will be warming up for Tiesto, Alex Metric and Caspa a day later, on August 26.

Finally, Belfast's premier ska/two tone outfit, Pocket Billiards, join hotly tipped LA singer-songwriter Hanni El-Khatib and ska legends, The Specials’ lineup on Saturday, August 27.

That’s the latest news, but then everyone already knows the other headliners and acts announced, including Dizzy Rascal, Example, Primal Scream, Cashier no. 9, Mercury Prize-winning group, Elbow, Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye, Tinnie Tempah and Villagers, to name but a few.

Belsonic runs from August 16 - 27. Log to the Belsonic website for information on all acts appearing, and to book your tickets now.