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Wednesday 23 July 2014

‘Modfather’ Paul Weller to play Belfast festival

Paul Weller at Belfast's Odyssey

Dig out your desert boots and three-buttoned suits – the Modfather is to play a massive outdoor concert in Belfast this summer.

Paul Weller is just one of the big name acts to headline this year’s Belsonic festival, rocking Custom House Square in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on Friday, August 28.

The organisers are promising that this summer’s Belsonic will be Northern Ireland’s biggest music event of 2010.

The festival — which will run for longer this year — has taken over from Tennent’s ViTal as the city’s main music extravaganza and has become a permanent fixture in the local enertainment schedule.

And the promoters are also pledging that tickets will be sold at recession-busting prices.

The former Jam and Style Council frontman — a favourite artist of new Prime Minister David Cameron — is back at the top of his game with his most recent album Wake Up The Nation being hailed as one of his best to date.

Scottish alt rockers Biffy Clyro, whose 2009 album Only Revolutions was certified Gold in the UK within days of its release, will play Belsonic on Saturday, August 28, while French DJ David Guetta, who has worked with The Black Eyed Peas and Madonna, will make his Belfast debut on Sunday, August 29. Acclaimed Belgian duo 2ManyDJs will kick off in style on Thursday, August 26.

Tickets for Belsonic go on sale on Friday, May 28 at 9am from www.belsonic.com, Stiff Kitten bar and Ticketmaster outlets.

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