• Win tickets to Kathryn Joseph @ Black Box

    We have a pair of tickets to give away to acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Kathryn Joseph at Belfast’s Black Box – taking place as part of this year’s Out to Lunch Festival – on Sunday, January 20th. To enter, simply send your answer to the following question to info@thethinair.net What is the title of Joseph’s debut album? Please note: doors for the show are at 3pm.

  • Interview: Lena Willikens

    Out To Lunch has featured more often than most in the gigs section of our weekly Rave New World column. That may seem unbalanced, but the quality and variety of their bookings is simply undeniable. They’re taking a step into the unknown this month with a monster bash in their unofficial home Bar Tengu. A two-day affair (three if you count Friday’s opening party), it sees some of their previous guests (DJ Sprinkles, Call Super, Laurel Halo) and some new friends (Peggy Gou, Ben UFO, um, Steve Davis) coming together for a frankly ridiculous party. We’re talking three- and four-hour…

  • Line-Up Revealed For Dublin’s Out To Lunch Weekender

    A completely separate event from Belfast’s festival of the same name, the line-up for this year’s Out To Lunch Weekender at Dublin’s Yamamori Tengu on August 13 and 14 has been announced. Cologne based DJ and Producer Lena Willikens, snooker legend Steve Davis (read our interview with him here), Traxx, Ben UFO, DJ Sprinkles, Mr. Ties and Mark Ernestus have been confirmed to play four-hour sets. Elsewhere, Berlin-based Korean artist Peggy Gou, Compassion Crew, Lerosa, Lumigraph, Barry Redsettaz, Kenny Hanlon, Wino Wagon, Cait Dip and Damien Lynch will also perform. Tickets are available to buy now here.

  • Young Fathers @ Black Box, Belfast

    Edinburgh trio Young Fathers play to a sold out Black Box as part of the tenth annual Out To Lunch Festival, and as one of the more highly anticipated acts in the programme, we can assure you that they do not disappoint. They open nearly in darkness with a single drum beat which slowly builds into a battle march and bleeds into the electrifying ‘No Way’. It’s menacing and theatrical and immediately sets up the extraordinary atmosphere spectacularly. Young Fathers have clearly approached their Belfast show with an attack mentality which by the end of their first track leaves many…

  • Gig of the Week: Le Galaxie @ Black Box

    Not only one of our must-see highlights from this year’s Out To Lunch festival, our Gig of the Week is Dublin electronic four-piece Le Galaxie at Belfast’s Black Box on Friday, January 10. If you weren’t fortunate to have caught the guys practically destroy the likes of Forbidden Fruit and Electric Picnic last summer, this show in the relatively intimate surroundings of the Black Box is all but certain to be a hugely memorable consolation. Tickets for the show – priced at £10.00 – are available to purchase right here.

  • Out To Lunch Arts Festival 2014 Line-up Revealed

    Boasting appearances from acts and people as diverse as ventriloquist Nina Conti, Irish novelist Edna O’Brien and multi-faceted English rock musician Julian Cope (above), the line-up for the ninth annual Out To Lunch Festival has been announced. Taking place from January 2 to January 26, the annual Belfast festival of music, arts and culture will commence with Scala Strings at The Black Box on Thursday, January 2 and conclude with the closing day of an exhibition by Julian Friers titled In Concert. There’s dozens of fantastic shows on throughout the festival’s three-week stint, all of which (including ticket bookings) you can…