The iconic Europa Hotel is celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark this milestone they’re hosting a weekend of concerts, featuring the UK’s leading tributes to Elvis, Tina Turner and Bay City Rollers.  The concerts, sponsored by Younique Aesthetics Skin Clinic in Belfast, will take place from 19-21 August 2021 and U105’s Johnny Hero will compere these shows, which will be the first live gigs in the hotel since the pandemic started.

Allyson McKimm, Events Director for Hastings Hotels says;

“We are delighted to be hosting these high calibre tribute shows at the Europa Hotel as part of the many celebrations to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the world famous Europa Hotel.

If the walls of the Europa hotel could talk, they could tell the amazing stories stretching back from the emergence of the Europa in 1971, its trials, tribulations and suffering throughout “the Troubles”, a story of strength and resilience of its staff through the 70’s and 80’s and to its emergence in 1995 as the chosen hotel to host President Clinton and the presidential entourage.” 

Since then the Europa has hosted a whole host of celebrities including:

  • Politicians such as George Mitchell, David Cameron and William Hague and Mo Mowlam.
  • Journalists including John Sergeant, Kate Adie, Sir Max Hastings and Sir Trevor McDonald.
  • Actors including Howard Keel, Sir Peter Ustinov, James Nesbitt, Robson Green, Sir Roger Moore; Nigel Havers, Patricia Hodge, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.
  • Comedians including Frank Carson, Sir Norman Wisdom, Des O’Connor and Paddy Raff.
  • Musicians including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Sir Cliff Richard, Gary Barlow, Natalie Imbruglia, Tony Bennett, Sir Van Morrison, Marti Pellow, Paul Young, Elaine Paige Elvis Costello, Lionel Ritchie and Ollie Murs.
  • Sporting heroes including Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Jimmy Connor, Paul Gascoigne, and Karl Frampton.”

Lesley McGarrity, Operations Manager of Younique Aesthetics Skin Clinic in Belfast is proud to be sponsoring such a prestigious event.  She says;

“There’s a real sense of positivity in the air as people are starting to feel a glimmer of hope with their social life returning to a new kind of normal. The team at Younique are really looking forward to these shows, which will be our first live gigs since the lockdown started and we will be raising money for our nominated charity GLOW (Giving Life Opportunities to Women) so we encourage everyone to buy tickets to their chosen concert.”

When people are coming into the clinic they’re starting life is starting to come back to some kind of normality and they are starting to feel really good about themselves.”

Tickets for the following concerts are available via Ticketsource and COVID regulations will be adhered to:

Tina Turner Tribute – Totally Tina (winner of Stars in Your Eyes) – 19 August

Bay City Rollers Tribute – Bay City Rollerworld – 20 August

Elvis Tribute – Ciaran Houlihan – 21 August 

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