Music Concerts Belfast

Here we look forward to some of the top acts that will be gracing the stages of BELFAST in 2015.


1. Mark Lanegan, Limelight 1, Friday 16th January:

As one of the most respected artists of his generation, Mark Lanegan has worked with some of the biggest names in American music, including a pre-Nirvana Kurt Cobain, and members of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains. Arriving onto the scene as part of the early 1990s grunge movement, the former Screaming Trees main man and sometime Queens Of The Stone Age member has for a number of years, been forging a successful solo career. Never one to rest on his laurels, his varying work has also seen him maintain a long-term collaboration with Isobel Campbell that has thus far resulted in three albums and an EP. With shows thin on the ground at this time of year, this gig will be a treat for alternative music lovers. Don’t be left out in the cold without a ticket.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk

2014 © Savage Beauty - Photo: Tallee Savage

2. Europe and Black Star Riders, Ulster Hall, Tuesday 3rd March:

Forever associated with their ultimate monster hit, Europe fans in Northern Ireland really will be counting down the days to their first gig in the city in a jaw-dropping twenty-six years. Joey Tempest and the boys may have left it a little longer than anticipated to return to Belfast, but with four albums released since their 2003 rebirth, they’ll have plenty of quality material to choose from when compiling their set list. In what is sure to be a special night, the band will be joined on the bill by Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders on this double-header tour. Featuring Jailbreak-era guitarist Scott Gorham, the band also includes local boy and former The Almighty frontman Ricky Warwick. The Co. Down born singer always attracts a loyal following when visiting his homeland, so a word of warning; get your tickets fast, for with aunts, uncles, cousins and more, the guest list is bound to be lengthy for this show!

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk


3. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Odyssey Arena, Tuesday 3rd March:

Noel Gallagher needs little introduction. As principle song writer, occasional lead vocalist and driving force behind Oasis, few would have forgiven him for putting his feet up following the band’s demise in 2009. With each of Oasis’ seven albums reaching the top spot in the UK chart, and having sold out stadiums all over the world, Gallagher truly had little left to prove. Despite his remarkable achievements however, he wasn’t don’t yet, and as the success of his debut album with his High Flying Birds attested, fans were certainly glad. Back on tour to promote ‘Chasing Yesterday’, the second album from the band, which is due for release just a day before the gig, expect a mix of Oasis classics, new material and favourites from their debut.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk


4. Spandau Ballet, Odyssey Arena, Wednesday 4th March:

Not many people would associate the grey divided Belfast skies of the 1980s with the flamboyant New Romantic movement. Yet, an encounter between two lovers born into opposing sides of a divided city captured by song writer Gary Kemp, inspired not only a song, but an album in ‘Through The Barricades’. Witnessed by Kemp on one of Spandau Ballet’s early visits to the Belfast, the event began the band’s love affair with Northern Ireland. The barricades themselves may be gone, but Spandau’s love for the city has not. Make no mistake; this will be a poignant night for Gary and the boys, unlike any other on the tour. Don’t miss it.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk

Royal Blood (1)

5. Royal Blood, Ulster Hall, Sunday 8th March:

Even though this show is sold out, no list like this would be complete without mentioning 2014’s hottest band. Of all the gigs announced this year, Royal Blood is without doubt the hottest ticket in town. The two-piece are hot property, and with a number one album, and each of their shows selling out in record breaking time, Royal Blood have truly become a phenomenon. Visiting the Ulster Hall for the first time, as part of their biggest tour to date, for some, this show is set to be the event of the year. Those who haven’t got tickets shouldn’t be too disheartened though, for as a hard working band, it shouldn’t be long before they’re back in Belfast again.

Tickets: Sold Out

6. Lionel Richie, Odyssey Arena, Tuesday 10th March:

A regular visitor to Northern Ireland, soul superstar Lionel Richie can’t wait to get back to Belfast. The five-time Grammy award winner recently commented on how great audiences in the city are always are, stating that he always has an incredible time when he visits. With a catalogue of hits from his days fronting The Commodores through to his multi-platinum selling solo successes, Richie’s concerts are famed for their party atmosphere. In fact, according to the man himself, his shows often become mass sing-alongs. And that’s no surprise, for who could resist joining in on the likes of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Easy’ or ‘Three Times A Lady’? Get your glad rags and your dancing shoes on, for this will be one of the most fun nights of the year.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk


7. Angel Witch, Limelight 2, Sunday 15th March:

Angle Witch are one of the great also-rans. Early contenders at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), the band famously appeared on the same bill as Samsun and a fledgling Iron Maiden at a night that now defines the birth of the genre. Unfortunately things didn’t quite work out for them like they did for Iron Maiden, but following the release of their well received 2012 album ‘As Above, So Below’, the band are back to show that they’ve lost none of their bite. With plenty of tracks from their much lauded self-titled debut album in their set, it will be a night for fans of classic British metal.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk

8. UFO, Limelight 1, Wednesday 22nd April:

As one of the UK’s most loved hard rock bands, UFO have influenced a huge number of artists, chief among them being Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris. Such is Harris’ famdom that no Iron Maiden show begins without the familiar tones of UFO’s ‘Doctor Doctor’ blaring from the sound system. Although UFO’s most famous line-up included German wonder-kid Michael Schenker on guitar, since 2003, that spot has been filled by the more than capable American guitar wizard Vinnie Moore. Touring in support of their recent ‘Seven Deadly’ album, the show will see a mix of new songs and classics including ‘Rock Bottom’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Too Hot To Handle’.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk

9. The Who, Odyssey Arena, Sunday 21st June:

Postponed from November, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and band bring their ‘The Who Hits 50’ tour to Belfast, celebrating a truly incredible half century in music. From their early mod days of the early 1960s, to the excessive rock operas of the 1970s, the band have always been pioneers, built on Townshend’s enigmatic vision. Although chief songwriter, Townshend has always credited much of The Who’s success to the interpretation of his work by powerhouse vocalist and charismatic frontman Daltrey. The Who’s importance in rock ‘n’ roll history cannot be overstated, and with this tour rumoured to be their last, it really is a case of catch them while you can. With the Belfast date coming at the end of the tour, this show will be simply unmissable.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.co.uk


10. Neil Diamond, Odyssey Arena, Tuesday 30th June:

American music icons don’t come much bigger than Neil Diamond. The famed ‘Jazz Singer’ star and writer of some of the most popular hits in recorded music history, is amazingly visiting Ireland, North and South for the first time ever. In a testament to Diamond’s evergreen popularity, this show is sold out, and his show in Dublin at the 3Arena on the 3rd July is fast approaching the same, at the time of writing an extraordinary eight months in advance. Those attending should expect all the hits from the New York native’s catalogue including ‘I’m A Believer’ – a song he wrote for The Monkees –, ‘Forever In Blue Jeans’ and of course ‘Sweet Caroline’.

Tickets are available via: Ticketmaster.ie




  • Kasabian: Tues 9 Dec, Odyssey
  • Michael Buble: Thurs 11 to Sat 13 December, Odyssey – VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE
  • Noel Fielding: Sun 14 Dec, Ulster Hall
  • Hozier: Sun 21 Dec, Ulster Hall – SOLD-OUT


  • Placebo: Thurs 26 Feb, Waterfront
  • The Kooks: Mandela Hall, Sun 1 March
  • Europe & Black Star Riders: Ulster Hall, Tues 3 March 2015
  • Royal Blood: Sun 8 March, Ulster Hall – SOLD OUT
  • Usher: Odyssey, Sat 21 March
  • Paul Simon & Sting: Thurs 9 April, Odyssey
  • Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival: Thurs 16 April – Sun 19 April, Odyssey
  • Take That: Odyssey, Mon 4 / Tues 5 May
  • Bryan Ferry: Waterfront, Wed 6 May – SOLD OUT
  • The Who: Sun 21 June, Odyssey
  • Neil Diamond: Odyssey, Tuesday 30 June – SOLD OUT (SECOND SHOW, 1 July, ON-SALE NOW)
  • Simply Red: Odyssey, Wed 2 Dec 2015
  • How Now Mrs Brown Cow: Odyssey, Tues 8Sat 12 Dec 2015
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