COUNTDOWN TO BELSONIC 2013 WITH NINE INCH NAILS, THE LUMINEERS, BASEMENT JAXX, JAKE BUGG, BEN HOWARD, SUEDE AND BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
The hugely successful Northern Irish music event BELSONIC returns to Belfast’s Custom House Square this August, delivering an eclectic range of world class musical artists.
This year’s headliners include Basement Jaxx, Ben Howard, Nine Inch Nails, The Lumineers, Jake Bugg, Suede, Steve Angello & Bullet For My Valentine.Full Belsonic 2013 Lineup:
Friday August 16th: BASEMENT JAXX [LIVE]& Guests
Electronic superstars BASEMENT JAXX are best known for their massive audio/visual live show, and huge club hits including “Red Alert” and “Where’s Your Head At?”. The English duo behind Basement Jaxx, comprising of Felix Buxton & Simon Ratcliffe, release their sixth studio LP, entitled “Music”, later this year.
Saturday August 17th: BEN HOWARD & Guests
BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter BEN HOWARD shot to fame following the release of his acclaimed debut album “Every Kingdom”. His dark indie-folk stylings have drawn comparisons to Nick Drake & John Martyn.
Wednesday August 21st: NINE INCH NAILS + ASIWYFA & Guests
Legendary American Industrial Rock group NINE INCH NAILS formed in 1988, and quickly became flag bearers for a groundbreaking musical fusion of electronic and heavy rock music following the release of “Pretty Hate Machine”, their 1989 long play debut.
Eight albums and twenty five years later, the bands global influence is stronger than ever. The band make their Northern Irish debut at Belsonic, as well as their first Irish headline performance in almost 20 years.
Thursday August 22nd: THE LUMINEERS + MICHAEL KIWANUKA & SOAK
American folk-rock group THE LUMINEERS took the UK by storm with debut single “Ho Hey” and their self titled debut, which has already been certified gold in the UK, US, Canada & Ireland. They are currently embarked on a sold out European tour.
Friday August 23rd: JAKE BUGG + THE COURTEENERS, NINA NESBITT & SILHOUETTE
English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg shot straight to Number 1 in the UK album charts in October 2012 with his eponymously debut LP. His success has continued into 2013, with a string of sold-out UK shows, and plaudits from Noel Gallagher & The Stone Roses.
Saturday August 24th: SUEDE + JAMES & Guests
Having recently reformed after almost 10 years of hiatus, legendary English Alternative group SUEDE are preparing to release “Bloodsports”, a brand new LP. The band’s heavyweight back catalogue includes “The Beautiful Ones”, “Trash”, “Animal Nitrate” and “New Generation”.
Bank Holiday Sunday August 25th: SIZE MATTERS – STEVE ANGELLO, AN21, MAX VANGELI & THIRD PARTY
STEVE ANGELLO is a household name in Dance Music, whether it be through his own chart-topping productions, or his work as a member of Swedish House Mafia. Size Matters represents the live identity for Angellos “Size Records” imprint. He is joined on this bill by label-mates AN21, Max Vangeli and Third Party.
Monday August 26th: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BRING ME THE HORIZON, GOJIRA & Guests
Welsh metal-core 4 piece BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have sold in excess of 3 Million LPs worldwide. Their fourth studio LP “Temper Temper” is out now, and has stormed the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic.
They are joined by Sheffield-based metallers BRING ME THE HORIZON, whose reputation for creating frantic, progressive metal is only rivalled by their fiercely energetic live performances.
Tickets for NINE INCH NAILS, priced from £30 + Booking Fee, go onsale Friday May 31st at 9am.
Tickets for all other shows, priced from £27.50 + Booking Fee, are onsale now from www.belsonic.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, www.ticketmaster.ie and The Stiff Kitten.