American Industrial Rock giants NINE INCH NAILS will headline Belsonic at Custom House Square, Belfast, on Wednesday August 21st. Fronted by Academy & Grammy award winning producer Trent Reznor, the group are internationally renowned rock & industrial music pioneers. This will be the band’s debut Northern Irish show, as well as their first Irish headlineshow in almost 20 years. Support comes from homegrown instrumental rockers ASIWYFA.
Iconic Manchester rock band James join the bill for Belsonic on Saturday August 24th as special guests to Suede. Best known for their singles “Sit Down”, “Laid” and “She’s A Star”, their music has proved both critically and commercially successful, as of 2013 James have sold over 25 million records worldwide. The band reformed in 2007 following a 6 year hiatus. Since then, they have released three studio LPs and toured extensively across the globe.
Also announced for Belsonic 2013: The Courteeners, Nina Nesbitt and Silhouette will open for Jake Bugg, Michael Kiwanuka and SOAK join The Lumineers, while Gojira joins the bill alongside Bullet For My Valentine.