Output Belfast Reveal 2017 Line-up

Set to return to the city for its third year in a row on Thursday, February 16, the line-up for this year’s Output Belfast – the country’s largest music conference – has been revealed.

Organised by Belfast City Council in partnership with Generator NI, the conference – which takes place between the MAC and the Oh Yeah Music Centre – will include panel discussions, music sessions, workshops and speed networking events as well as keynote speeches from award-winning musicians and managers of globally-recognised talent.

With specifics venues, line-ups and times to be announced, a series of free shows hosted by the likes of yours truly, AVA Festival, Champion Sound, PRS For Music will see the likes of Ryan Vail, Gross Net, Hot Cops, Robyn G Shiels, ELLLL, Joshua Burnside, Brash Isaac, Junk Drawer, Carriages, Isobel Anderson, Sister Ghost and Wake America play bills throughout the Cathedral Quarter on the night.

With around 500 local artists, businesses and students expected to attend, highlights from the daytime event include Pledge Music founder Benji Roberts, Chair of BASCA and songwriter Crispin Hunt, graphic designer Ferry Gouw and BBC Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter.

Stay tuned for details of our bill with a fellow host.

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