• In Photos: Chic @ Belsonic

    Alan Maguire shoots the globetrotting, decades-spanning, downright legendary Chic featuring Nile Rodgers at Belsonic at Belfast’s Custom House Square. Talk about a cool customer – and Rodgers’ ain’t too bad himself.

  • Festival Mixtape: Belsonic 2014

    An annual fixture at Belfast’s Custom House Square, this year’s Belsonic – running from Friday, August 15 to Friday, August 22 this year – boasts some extremely big hitters. Whether you look to the likes of Nile Rodger’s Chic, Biffy Clyro or Queens of the Stone Age, globetrotting, genre-defining stadium-fillers are very much the order – with some select up-and-coming support acts thrown in for good measure. Check out the full line-up and buy tickets here. Stream our Festival Mixtape for Belsonic 2014 – featuring all fourteen confirmed acts – below.

  • Chic announced for Belsonic

    Having had quite a remarkable rebirth over the last couple of years, funk/disco legends Chic have been announced to play Belsonic festival on Tuesday, August 19. With several other shows from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Biffy Clyro set to place at the annual Belfast festival in mid-August, Chic’s performance will be their only Northern Irish show of 2014. The Nile Rodgers-fronted band last played Belfast at the Waterfront Hall last October. Tickets for the show go on sale at Friday, June 20 at 9am via Ticketmaster.  

  • Belsonic: Basement Jaxx, Leftfield, Le Carousel

    Our photographer Alan Maguire captures Basement Jaxx headlining Day One of this year’s Belsonic at Custom House Square, Belfast. Supporting the British electronic duo on the night was London two-piece Leftfield and Phil Kieran’s band project Le Carousel. View Alan’s photos from the night below! at Custom House Square, Belfast. Supporting the British electronic duo on the night were London electronic two-piece Leftfield and Phil Kieran’s band project Le Carousel. View his photos from the show on Friday, August, 16 below.

  • Nine Inch Nails and more announced for Belsonic

    Playing Northern Ireland for the first time since forming a quarter of a century ago, U.S. industrial rock legends Nine Inch Nails are amongst several new acts announced to play this year’s Belsonic festival in Belfast’s Custom House Square. Set to take place on Wednesday August 21, North Coast post-rock quartet And So I Watch You From Afar have been confirmed as support for the iconic band, fronted by Trent Reznor (above). Several new support acts have also been announced for this year’s festival. Manchester band James will up the nostalgia factor by supporting Suede on August 24; The Courteeners,…