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All of the amazing Belsonic gigs in Belfast this June 2020 ☀

It's set to be a fantastic summer in Belfast with Belsonic bringing a whole host of names to the Ormeau Park stage in June 2020.

Discover the incredible shows scheduled for this summer 2020 in Belfast!

Lionel Richie | 7 June

International superstar Lionel Richie kicks off the bumper start to June in Belfast. The singer has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honour of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, four Grammy Awards®, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016, and Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017. In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.

 

Ben Nicky |13 June

Following his SOLD OUT Belsonic show in 2019, International DJ / Producer sensation Ben Nicky will return to Belfast to headline Belsonic on Saturday, 13 June 2020. Over the last couple of years, Ben Nicky has become one of dance music’s busiest and strongest selling DJs in the world. Racking up over half a million air miles last year alone, selling out major global iconic venues on his own plus regularly featuring on the world’s largest festival line ups including Tomorrowland, EDC, Creamfields, Paradiso, Spring Awakening plus many more. His recent releases have been signed to Mad Decent, Ultra & Spinnin’ Records with his musical style cleverly crossing a full spectrum of genres including Trance, Psy Trance, Techno, Hardstyle, Bounce to name just a few.

Iron Maiden | 15 June

IRON MAIDEN will return to Northern Ireland this year to headline Belfast’s Belsonic in Ormeau Park on Monday June 15th for what will be one of only two homecomings UK festival shows in 2020. They’ve spent the summer on their historic and critically acclaimed Legacy Of The Beast North American tour, based on their award-winning mobile game of the same name, which has been deemed by fans and national and rock media alike as ‘Maiden’s most monumental show and best setlist ever’. With over 90 million album sales, more than 2000 live performances in 63 countries, tens of millions of fans and 16 studio albums of unerring quality and power to their name, Iron Maiden have more than earned their proudly-held status as one of the most influential and revered bands of all time.

 

Patrick Topping | 19 June

Following two sold-out SHINE Telegraph shows over St Patrick’s weekend earlier this year, British DJ/Producer Patrick Topping will be back for his biggest ever Belfast show and a Trick debut for the city! He’s joined by the unstoppable Amelie Lens and Techno pioneer Robert Hood. Patrick’s TRICK events come off the back of the launch of his own label of the same name and and are characterised by incredible bespoke production and exciting lineups featuring artists at the forefront of the House and Techno world. For TRICK Belfast, Patrick has curated a lineup of some of the biggest names in Techno. TRICK’s stalwart Elliot Adamson and SHINE’s long-standing residents Schmutz complete the bill that takes place at Belsonic June 19 2020, as part of the 25 Years of SHINE calendar.

 

Gerry Cinnamon |20 June

The continuing ascent of Gerry Cinnamon is one of contemporary music’s most outstanding stories. Rising from a self-released debut album, Gerry has become a stadium and arena-filling headliner. And as an artist, whose revealing and honest songs naturally connect with a huge and devoted audience, he’s achieved it all entirely independently. Having just completed a sold-out UK and Ireland arena tour, Gerry will finish the year with two nights at the SSE Hydro before returning to Glasgow next summer to play a stadium show at Hampden Park, Scotland’s national football stadium, where all 50,000 tickets sold-out the same day they went on sale. He now announces a major arena and outdoor tour for the summer of 2020, which includes a London date at the historic Alexandra Palace, a headline set at the Belsonic festival in Belfast and headline shows at Irish Independent Park, Cork and Malahide Castle, Dublin.

 

Lewis Capaldi | 21 June

Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi will return to Northern Ireland next year to headline Belfast’s Belsonic in Ormeau Park on Sunday, 21 Junefor what will be his largest ever Belfast show to date. 2019 has propelled Lewis to superstar status. With his debut album spending six weeks in total at #1, it was certified platinum in just 10 weeks and is currently the second highest selling album of the year in the UK, hot on the tails of The Greatest showman OST. Becoming the biggest streamed week 1 debut of all time, the album also spawned the country’s biggest smash hit single of the year in ‘Someone You Loved’, which spent 7 weeks at the summit of the UK’s Official Singles Chart. Someone You Love, released in March, has now been streamed more than a BILLION times worldwide.

 

Dermot Kennedy | 25 June

After many sold-out shows and following the incredible international success of his debut album Without Fear, Dermot Kennedy gets set to wow the crowd this Summer in Ormeau Park, Belfast. Thanks to the success of songs like ‘Lost’, ‘Outnumbered’ and the career-defining ‘Power Over Me,’ he has gained over 750 million streams and boasts 11.5 million listeners monthly on Spotify alone. He has received a nod in the BBC Sound Of 2019 and was voted NPR Slingshot’s Best New Artist of 2018. He has toured Europe, America and Australia, and made his debut on US television on the Stephen Colbert show, soon followed by an incredible performance on The Ellen Show. “I’m still pinching myself every time we put a tour on sale and it sells out,” says Kennedy, whose hypnotic live shows have become word-of-mouth sensations.

 

MK| 27 June

Producer, remixer, DJ and Area10 label boss, MK (Marc Kinchen) comes to Ormeau Park to play his largest Belfast headline show to date with special guests Hannah Wants, KC Lights & Nightlapse.  MK came to prominence early on in his career when songs like “Always” and “Burning” and records like “4 You” and “Just A Dream” penned under his alter ego 4th Measure Men became some of the most influential house songs of the ‘90s and still remain so today. Along with his iconic take on “Push The Feeling On,” he was able to put an unknown group Nightcrawlers on the map simply with his unique and timeless remixes.

A look ahead to the early 2000s had MK sharpening his R&B skills with powerhouses like Will Smith and Diane Warren, and by 2007 or so, he realized he needed a change. Fast forward to 2013 when MK’s rework of Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through” scored a UK number #1 on the official singles chart. MK followed the success just one year later with his remix of “My Head Is A Jungle” by Wankelmut & Emma Louise – the Ibiza anthem of 2014. After that came Bakermat’s rework of gospel great Shirley Caesar’s “Teach Me,” followed by remixes for Rudimental’s “Powerless” featuring Becky Hill, Disclosure’s “White Noise,” Hot Natured’s “Reverse Skydiving,” and Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans,” “Summertime Sadness,” and “West Coast,” as well as remixes for HAIM, Rihanna, Diplo, Tove Lo, Halsey, Elderbrook, Mary J Blige, Sam Smith, Sigrid, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, and many more.

 

Picture This | 28 June

The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Since the band’s formation 3 years ago, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets. In 2017 they headlined a sold-out UK and Ireland tour highlighted by gigs at O2 Shepherd’s Bush London, SSE Arena Belfast, and 3Arena.

Summer 2018 marked the band’s first stadium tour in Ireland, which capped off with a 35,000-person stadium show in The RDS Dublin, selling out over 3 months prior. During late 2018, they teamed up with super producer Jayson Dezuzio to record the 2019 follow-up, MDRN LV. Since its release, MDRN LV has become the top-selling album from an Irish artist in 2019. Continuing the band’s record-breaking tour achievements, just this year the band sold out a five-night stand at 3Arena in Dublin & will light up the stage in Belfast this June.

 

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