Belsonic 2016: Noel Gallagher, Fatboy Slim, Corrs, Madness and Disclosure announced for August gigs
Five new shows in August have been added in to the Belsonic 2016 line-up.
Madness, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Fatboy Slim, Disclosure and The Corrs are among the acts lined up for the new gigs at Titanic Belfast.
They join The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, Faithless, Foals, Tiesto, Biffy Clyro, Stereophonics, Bring Me The Horizon, Olivers Heldens & Robin Schulz, who are set to perform in June.
Belsonic shifts to Titanic Belfast from Custom House Square, where it was hosted for its first eight years.
The move is designed to offer better food and beverage facilities, improved VIP area, and enhanced staging, sound and lighting. The Chemical Brothers, who take to the stage on the second night of the ninth annual festival on Friday, June 10, have had six number one albums and 13 Top 20 singles, including two number ones.
Belsonic promoter Alan Simms said the new site will mean more people can attend the festival than ever before.
"The new site also means there is more space for us to lay it out in a more user-friendly fashion," he said.
"In previous years we found that a large portion, around 50% of the show was sold out, leaving a lot of fans not being able to see their favourite acts so we have been keeping an eye out for somewhere bigger but that is also a landmark site.
"The Titanic site ticks a lot of boxes with us, particularly the fact that it's possibly Belfast's most iconic building now.
"This capacity means we can really go to town with production, we can put a bigger stage in and more lighting and bigger screens.
"Having this site lay-out means having stuff for people to do when they are there, like more bigger and better food stalls."
Belsonic 2016 lineup
Thursday 9th June 2016 - Tiesto + Oliver Heldens & Support
Friday 10th June 2016 – The Chemical Brothers + Erol Alkan, Phil Kieran & Schmutz
Saturday 11th June 2016 – Faithless & Support
Friday 17th June 2016 - Bring Me The Horizon + ASIWYFA & Don Broco
Thursday 23rd June 2016 – Foals + Frightened Rabbit & Guests
Saturday 25th June 2016 - Biffy Clyro & Support
Sunday 26th June 2016 - David Guetta + Robin Schulz & Jonas Blue
Tuesday 28th June 2016 - Ellie Goulding + The Coronas & Walking On Cars
Wednesday 29th June 2016 – Stereophonics & Special Guests The Vaccines plus support
Thursday 18th August 2016 – The Corrs & Support
Saturday 20th August 2016 – Madness & Support
Tuesday 23rd August 2016 – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds + Catfish & The Bottlemen & Pleasure Beach
Wednesday 24th August 2016 – Disclosure [Live] + Kano & SG Lewis
Saturday 27th August 2016 – Fatboy Slim & Support