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Free gigs in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter to celebrate Output Belfast

Music fans can enjoy dozens of free gigs in bars throughout the Cathedral Quarter on Thursday night.

Over 30 bands will play in bars including the Black Box, The John Hewitt, McHughs, Aether & Echo , The Dirty Onion, The Duke of York, White’s Tavern and the Oh Yeah centre as part of the Output Belfast music conference.

The event is the country’s largest ever one day music festival and will also include talks with top music industry experts.

The keynote speaker will be Steve Albini who has worked with Nirvana, The Pixies, The Manic Street Preachers, The Stooges and dozens of others.

Output Belfast will be his only speaking engagement in Europe in 2016, offering delegates a unique opportunity to gain insights from one of the most acclaimed and respected figures in the music business.

The project is being run by Belfast City Council in partnership with Generator Northern Ireland.

The conference takes place at The MAC tomorrow, February 18 . Registration is now open at

A list of the gigs can be found here.


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