Belsonic is an outdoor music festival which takes place in August. This eight-day festival is held in Belfast's Custom House Square accross two weeks. The festival has been going since 2008, and it has been one of the largest Northern Irish outdoor music events history.
2012 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions.
Although yet to be updated on the main website, and social network pages, sources indicate that the dates for Belsonic 2012 are 14th - 25th August.
Again there have been no details released regarding line-up details however we predict the following acts could be a possibility:
- A return from Rizzle Kicks: around the time that Rizzle Kicks appeared at the 2011, their single release "Down With The Trumpets" had been gradually gaining more and more exposure, we predict not only a return to Belsonic, but a higher position in the programme.
- Since the release of their second album Pala, we reckon an appearance from Friendly Fires may be possible as they expand their fanbase further and further, their alternative dance style would fit in at Belsonic, a festival that caters for various tastes/
2011 line-up and past line-up highlights
Tues 16th: 30 Seconds To Mars, You Me At Six, Rams Pocket Radio
Weds 17th: Dizzee Rascal, Example, Wretch 32
Fri 19th: Primal Scream, Andrew Weatherall, Cashier No 9
Sat 20th: Beady Eye, The Vaccines, Fight Like Apes
Mon 22nd: Tinie Tempah, Maverick Sabre, Yasmin
Weds 24th: Elbow, Villagers, Foy Vance
Thurs 25th: Plan B, Katy B, Rizzle Kicks, Jenna Toro
Fri 26th: Tiesto, Alex Metric, Caspa & Rod Azlan, DJ Hix
Sat 27th: The Specials, Janni El-Khatib, Pocket Billiards
The event has always been praised for it's superb organisation, well trained staff and sound quality.
As it is a 16+ event, the event is not suitable for families with young children, however this event is ideal for families with teenagers, or older relatives looking for a cool event to take a teenage family member to.
The VIP area of Belsonic will be the raised platform at the side of the square. It allows exceptionally close views of the stage and generally a better view of the stage compared to standard tickets. There will be improved bar facilities with better selection and shorter queues as well as better toilet facilities.
Festival contact and ticket information
The ticket prices vary depending on which day you decide to attend, it is also important to note that although most of the billed days are 16+ events, there may be particular dates that are 18+.
To visit the official website click here for further information.