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Across The Line at 30 @ Ulster Hall, Belfast

Long a bastion of promoting the very best in Irish music, North and South, weekly BBC Radio Ulster programme Across The Line will celebrate its 30th birthday in style with a special live show at Belfast’s Ulster Hall. As well as featuring interviews with many of the acts, The Divine Comedy, SOAK, Therapy?, Villagers (acoustic), R51 and Saint Sister will all perform on the night.

Current ATL co-presenter Rigsy said “Rigsy says: “I was practically reared on ATL, with Mike Edgar introducing me to so much amazing Irish music throughout the 90s. So, it’s a real privilege to be presenting the show these days alongside Stu Bailie – and to be involved in this 30th anniversary celebration gig. As is always the case with ATL – we’ve a mix of huge success stories and exciting, box-fresh bands we’ve only recently discovered. It should make for another truly special and memorable night – which it would need to be in order to mark such a momentous milestone.”

The event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Ulster from 8pm-10pm and streamed live on

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