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Stiff Little Fingers to play largest ever Belfast show for 40th anniversary at Custom House Square

Legendary NI Punks Stiff Little Fingers are set to play their largest ever Belfast headline show at Custom House Square in Belfast to celebrate their 40th Anniversary, alongside an all-star lineup of special guests and friends.

They will be joined on Saturday August 26 by The Stranglers, The Ruts DC, The Outcasts and Terri Hooley.

Tickets are £25 plus a booking fee and go on sale on Friday February 17 at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland.

They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”.

After many studio albums and tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever.

Their most recent studio album No Going Back reached number one on the Official BBC Rock Album Chart.

Though focused on their new material, they always play the old favorites at gigs.

Singer and guitarist Jake said: "The difficulty with a band like ourselves is to try not make it sound like a cabaret band. Obviously, it’d be very easy to go, ‘Hey, here’s another old one you may remember.’

"A lot of the old songs the audience greet like old friends. I suppose it’s the same as any band that’s been around for any length of time. And yes, there are nights that we don’t particularly want to play Alternative Ulster or Suspect Device because we’ve heard them ‘til they’re coming out our ears.

"But there’s always the possibility that somebody out there has never seen the band before."

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