Rock out in Belfast at Belsonic

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The British mainland isn’t the only place you can enjoy a fantastic music festival this summer. Those on the south coast may already be gearing up for the trip over to the Isle of Wight for Bestival next month, but this week offers something special for those on a significantly bigger island – as Belsonic returns to Belfast for its third phenomenal year!

You’ll find Northern Ireland‘s most exciting music festival right in the heart of the capital, in Belfast’s Custom House Square. That means you won’t have to make excursions out to a muddy field or spend the night in a soggy tent, as we’ve got plenty of Belfast hotels nearby if you’re visiting this week or next.

The extended festival is a great chance to see some of the top acts in modern music. It all kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday 17th August, with Kasabian supported by Ash, before coming to a close next Sunday 29th with a sold-out performance by David Guetta and guests.

You can still snap up tickets for some of the shows, but with the festival nearly upon us, they’re bound to sell out fast. So whether you’re more a fan of Stereophonics (playing Friday 20 August) or Paul Weller (Friday 27 August), don’t leave it too late!

Electro giants Soulwax will also be playing a special show alongside their alter-egos 2manydjs on Thursday 26th, supported by Two Door Cinema Club and Major Lazer. You can even grab some VIP tickets for this event if you want the full experience!

I’m a big fan of long festivals like this one, which give fans plenty of time to see their favourite bands and the freedom to pick and choose what they do and don’t want to see – it can also work out a lot cheaper! Maybe I’ll have to add a trip to Belfast to my busy August itinerary, after I’ve made my annual pilgrimage up to Edinburgh to see that other great festival ­čÖé

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