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Arcade Fire to play Belsonic festival at Ormeau Park

Arcade Fire are to play Belsonic this summer, it has been confirmed.

The band will play Ormeau Park on Thursday, June 13.

It is the band's first appearance in Northern Ireland, concert promoters have said.

Tickets priced £45 plus booking fee, go on sale at 9am this Friday, February 17 from Ticketmaster.

Arcade Fire’s seminal debut Funeral (2004) was released to wide critical acclaim and featured in numerous Album of the Decade Polls including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and Rolling Stone.

Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible, debuted at number two in the UK and also the Billboard Hot 100. Both records were nominated for Best Alternative Album at the Grammy Awards following their release. In 2011 the band won Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010), before going on to win Best International Group and Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards.

Arcade Fire’s fourth album Reflektor was released in October 2013 on Sonovox and welcomed as “a dark disco classic” by The Times and “an art rock epic” by The Telegraph.

Led by title track ‘Reflektor’, the album hit number one in the Official Album Charts across the UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and the USA and topped the iTunes charts in 40 countries. 

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