Belfast Music Week 2011
The celebration of music returns bigger and better in October and November 2011
Music lovers of all tastes are in for a treat next month when Belfast Music Week kicks off a packed programme of events from October 31-November 5 in the run-up to the MTV EMAs, being held in the city on November 6.
It’s an exciting time for the local music scene as the eyes of the world will be focussed on Belfast and the cream of Northern Ireland’s talent takes centre stage as the city comes alive with an unrivalled line-up of events.
The programme – which includes more than 130 different events – has something for everyone from traditional and folk to rock and pop, and will feature home-grown acts that have become international stars in their own right.
Belfast Music Week is organised by Belfast City Council with support from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland, Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund.
This year’s event will build on the success of last year when Belfast Music Week first hit the scene.
Last year, more than 100 gigs and showcases took place all over the city, featuring new bands, songwriters, DJs, industry workshops, musical seminars and international acts which took place in venues across the city.
The whole event culminated in an exclusive 'MTV Presents' music session featuring acclaimed DJ and producer Mark Ronson, who had the Belfast crowd bouncing in the Waterfront Hall.
2011 takes the event to a whole new level, with a more eclectic mix of unique musical collaborations and an internationally-coveted final showcase – the amazing MTV Europe Music Awards, which will be hosted in Belfast's Odyssey Arena on November 6.
At the heart of the Belfast Music Week 2011 programme is a series of unmissable gigs at the Ulster Hall with some of the headline acts announced this Friday, September 23. Watch this space for more information on how you can get the hottest tickets in town!