Dizzee Rascal for Belsonic

The Brit Award-winning rapper and Plan B announced among next summer's headliners

One of Northern Ireland's largest outdoor music events, Belsonic, has announced superstars Dizzee Rascal and Plan B as the first headliners for next year's scheduled events, appearing on August 17 and August 25 respectively.

BRIT award and Mercury Music Prize winning rapper Dizzee Rascal, was one of the stars of Belsonic 2009 and will make a return in 2011 to headline for the second time. His third studio LP, Tongue In Cheek, has been his most successful to date, yielding three UK number one singles - 'Holiday', 'Dance Wiv' Me' and 'Bonkers'.

Fresh from his Mandela Hall gig earlier this month, the singer-songwriter Ben Drew, better known as soulful hip-hop artist Plan B, will make his return to the city headlining Belsonic 2011 on August 25. His soul-infused hip-hop concept album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, has propelled him to superstardom, selling over half a million copies in the UK and featuring hit singles 'Stay Too Long', 'Prayin' and 'She Said'.

Last years events featured unforgettable sell-out performances from Florence & The Machine, David Guetta, Biffy Clyro and Paolo Nutini with Belsonic organisers promising to make Belsonic 2011 the best one yet. Keep a close eye on belsonic.com for further updates.

Tickets for Dizzee Rascal & Plan B are priced from £31.50 (including booking fee) go onsale from Friday December 17 at 9.00am at www.belsonic.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, www.ticketmaster.ie and The Stiff Kitten, priced from £31.50 including booking fee.