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Van Morrison announced for Belfast's new summer festival

Northern Ireland music legend Sir Van Morrison has announced he will play an outdoor gig in Belfast this summer.

Van Morrison is the latest act confirmed in the Live At Botanic Gardens line-up, where he will perform in the picturesque setting of Belfast city’s famous gardens on June 23, 2019.

Pop legends Bros and Irish duo Picture This will also play in June as part of the new festival.

One of music’s true originals Sir Van Morrison’s unique and inspirational musical legacy is rooted in post-war Belfast.

Born in 1945, Van heard his Shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life. Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly, he was a travelling musician at 15 and singing, playing guitar and sax in several bands before forming Them in 1964.

Since 2016 Van has added five new studio albums to his prodigious catalogue. The most recent, The Prophet Speaks, was released in December 2018.

Tickets for Van Morrison Live At Botanic Gardens go on sale Monday, April 8 at 9am.

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