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Output Belfast to host free gigs across Cathedral Quarter

Output Belfast music conference will celebrate Northern Ireland talent with a series of free showcase gigs taking place across venues in Cathedral Quarter.

Over 500 people are expected to attend Output at The MAC on Thursday, February 21 for a day of seminars, panels and keynote speeches featuring some of the national music industry's most highly-noted speakers and practitioners.

In the evening, the spotlight will turn to Northern Ireland home grown talent. Acts playing this year include NI Music Prize winners The Wood Burning Savages, Ciaran Lavery and Cormac Neeson, singer of The Answer, who recently released his debut solo album to critical acclaim.

Showcase hosts include Ireland's most influential music blogger, Nialler9, Irish arts and music publication The Thin Air, Dublin based publishing house Evolving Music, PRS for Music and IMRO.

Belfast’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown, who will open this year’s conference, commented: “The Output Belfast conference is an invaluable event for those working or seeking to work in the local music industry and wider creative sector, while the free evening showcase gigs shine a spotlight on the breadth of our local musical talent.

"This year’s line-up is arguably the strongest yet, so locals and visiting conference delegates are in for a great night."

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For the full Output Belfast evening line-up visit www.outputbelfast.com/evening-showcase

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