Live Line-Up Announced for NI Music Prize 2023

The live line-up has been announced for this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize.

The annual awards ceremony – which recognises the very best in NI music, primarily through its Best Album award – returns to the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Wednesday, 15th November. Performing on the night is another wonderfully eclectic mix from several shortlisted acts, from Chalk, Problem Patterns and Winnie Ama, to Ferna, The Florentinas and Conor Mallon. There will also be a special performance from the recipient of this year’s Oh Yeah Legend Award, Paul Brady.

The news comes just over a month before the return of this year’s prize. As well as this year’s main Album of the Year prize (see shortlisted albums below), the ceremony will see also see acts vie for Single of the Year, Live Act of the Year and Video of the Year prizes.

Go here to check out the shortlists in full and to buy tickets.

Shortlisted Albums for NI Music Prize 2023

Arborist – An Endless Sequence of Zeroes
Clara Tracey – Black Forest
Conor Mallon – Unearthed
Ferna – Understudy
Jealous of the Birds – Hinterland
King Cedar – Everything More, & Other Stories
New Pagans – Making Circles of Our Own
No Oil Paintings – Rain Season
Phil Kieran – The Strand Cinema
ROE – That’s When The Panic Sets In
Therapy? – Cold Hard Fire
Two Door Cinema Club – Keep Smiling