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More than 250 events for Music Week

More than 250 events will take place during Belfast Music Week next month, it was revealed.

There will be genres from chamber music to hip hop, blues and electronica. The eclectic line-up at 70 venues includes a celebratory day at the Ulster Hall marking 25 years of electronic music in the city while Belfast pianist Barry Douglas and the Cameratino group will perform a programme of Mozart and Brahms at the Lyric Theatre.

Twelve bands will play a free night at the Limelight and the premiere of a film about Bangor band the Two Door Cinema Club will be held at the Queen's Film Theatre.

There will be lunchtime gigs at HMV Records in Donegall Arcade and playbacks of classic Northern Ireland albums in the Black Box Cafe.

Lord mayor Gavin Robinson said: "Hosting last year's MTV EMAs gave Belfast and its people a sense of belief that we can be a credible musical city, and to see our homegrown talent take their rightful place on a world stage is something we can all be proud of.

"Belfast Music Week is a celebration of our music, our artists, our industry, our venues and our unique musical community."

Stuart Bailie, Belfast Music Week coordinator, said last year there were 170 events over 45 venues and he was astonished to see organisers have created something even more expansive in 2012.

"Music continues to define us, to lift us and to energise us," he added.

The events run from November 4-11. This is the third year the week has been run.

There will be music at the MAC arts centre, Europa bus centre, Connswater shopping centre, Culturlann in west Belfast and the Palm House in the Botanic Gardens.

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