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Q&A: Timmy Trumpet on selling out Belsonic - 'I wish the rest of the world partied as hard as Belfast'

Timmy Trumpet is getting ready to perform a huge outdoor set at Ormeau Park in Belfast on Thursday as part of this year's Belsonic.

The superstar DJ and producer is the latest headline act to take to the stage in what is sure to be a spectacular gig.

Ahead of the sold out show, the Australian star spoke to Matthew Breen:

1. What can the Belsonic audience expect from your sold out show and, having played here before, how do the audiences here compare to others?

I f**king love Belfast! Every time I come here I’m blown away with the passion and energy of the crowd.

I wish the rest of the world partied as hard as you guys. I always aim to give my audience the best show of their lives and Belfast will be no different. I’m dropping some exclusive unreleased tracks so keep your ears out for them.

2. What has been your most memorable gig and why?

The first time I played mainstage Tomorrowland was a really huge moment for me personally. It’s like an athlete competing at the olympics, I felt like my whole life was preparation for it. I can’t wait to do it all again in a couple of months!

3. Who was your inspiration to become a DJ?

Early on I just played along side my mates DJ sets. The Stafford Brothers were the ones to really bring me in and get me DJing properly and they’re still helping me today. Matt Stafford is actually my manager!

4. The trumpet clearly makes you unique to other DJs -what was your inspiration to incorporate it into your music? How long have you been playing it?

I was a trumpeter before I was a DJ, I would play along side songs I heard on the radio. I remember playing to Daft Punk for the first time, that’s when I realised there might be something to this trumpet/EDM thing.

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Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet performing at Custom House Square in 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX ©

5. Who has been your favourite artist to collaborate with? And, who do you wish to collaborate with in the future?

I love working with KSHMR and Carnage, those guys are f**king geniuses and It was a huge honor to release The Underground with Hardwell. Moving forward I’d love to work with Tiesto, that dude is a legend.

6. Are you staying in Belfast for long? [if answer is yes then] are there any tourist attractions that you would like to visit?

I’m flying out soon after the show otherwise I would hit up the Titanic Museum. That looks epic!

7. Do you get much free time when touring to enjoy each country that you perform in?

There’s a big difference between touring and traveling. Sometimes I spend less than 24 hours in a country. There’s been a few times I’ve been in three different countries in a single day!

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Matthew Breen and Timmy Trumpet

8. What festival are you most looking forward to this summer?

Obviously Tomorrowland is huge and I’m pumped for that. I’m also really looking forward to Balaton Sound in Hungary and Electric Love in Austria, the crowds at these festivals go off!

9. Finally, can you tell us an usual fact or story about yourself that people would not know?

My surname isn’t actually Trumpet.

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