Brilliant Corners Announce 2017 Programme


One of the country’s most reliably consistent and forward-thinking jazz festivals, the line-up has been revealed for the fifth outing of Moving on Music’s Brilliant Corners.

Set return to various venues in Belfast from March 7-11, the festival pays homage to the inimitable Charles Mingus with I Am Three, get experimental with Sirene 1009 and FAINT+, showcase some stellar local talent with Hands, Organ Failure, and Joseph Leighton, delve into full prog-rock mode with Belgian guitar trio Dans Dans and Norwegian guitar-bass-drum blasters Hedvig Mollestad Trio, before bowing out with Robocobra Quartet and Strobes.

Elsewhere, Belfast Film Festival will once again be screening some must-see films at the Bean Bag Cinema, including The Black Power Mixtape and Thorsten Schütte’s 2016 Zappa documentary Eat That Question.

Interest piqued? Check out the full line-up and schedule – and snap up tickets – here.

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