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Belsonic keeps the Faith as Paloma to head festival bill

By Joanne Sweeney

She's the pint-sized former nightclub singer who was the toast of the Brits - and now she's Belfast-bound.

Paloma Faith is one of the headline acts who have been announced in the line-up for this year's Belsonic festival.

The chanteuse won Best British Female at last month's Brit awards on her third nomination.

Her debut album, Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?, has earned her comparison with the late Amy Winehouse.

Better known for her hit Only Love Can Hurt Like This, Faith will be headlining at Belsonic at Custom House Square on Thursday, August 20.

She is one of six headline acts who will take to the Belsonic stage when the annual festival runs from August 15 to 26.

British funk band Rudimental will be kicking off the programme, which is expected to attract an audience of 30,000 on Saturday, August 15. The band is known for its Feel The Love hit with singer John Newman and for its set at Glastonbury in 2013.

The four Hackney musicians will be supported by dance powerhouse Duke Dumont, whose recent singles I Got You and Need You 100% both reached No1 in the UK singles chart.

Welsh rock band Stereophonics will headline at Custom House on Friday, August 21. Fronted by singer Kelly Jones, Stereophonics are one of the biggest acts in British rock and have released eight studio albums, a double live album and a greatest hits collection.

Clubbers will have another treat with Above & Beyond who headline on Saturday, August 22.

Another hit with rockers will be Bastille, the English rock band who last played Belfast as support to The Killers at T Vital last year.

Supported by indie pop quartet Echosmith, they play Belsonic on Tuesday, August 25 before US pop funk band All Time Low close the festival on Wednesday August 26.

  • Belsonic tickets are priced from £27.50 and go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 27 from www.belsonic.com,Ticketmaster website and all its outlets.

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