Announcement of a free historic concert at Waterfront Hall in Belfast


A free concert at Waterfront Hall in Belfast later this month will showcase Northern Ireland’s musical and artistic talent – past, present and future.

Live by the water! will feature some of Northern Ireland’s best singer-songwriters, musicians, actors and comedians in a very unique show and will take place on Friday 22 October.

The dynamic concert lineup is a celebration of extraordinary artistry and features well-known artists. It is jointly produced by NI’s Shine and Snow Water Productions, and will be filmed for television by Green Inc Film and Television.

Featuring some of Northern Ireland’s best singer-songwriters, musicians, actors and comedians, concert tickets are free to thank charities and key workers in the healthcare, social and welfare sectors. retail sale of food products.

Joe Dougan, concert promoter of Shine and Carolyn Mathers, director of Snow Water Productions said: “We are extremely excited about the Live by the water! concert.

“This is a unique opportunity to showcase the fantastic artists and performers we have in Northern Ireland, to support the arts sector and bring them together to perform live after so many months of theaters and concert halls closed. .

“We are grateful for the financial support from the UK government which made this event possible. “

Alignment confirmed for Live by the water! :

● Abigail McGibbon, who recently starred in ‘Sadie’ (Lyric Theater / BBCNI) and Lyric & Abbey Theaters’ responsive plays’ Splendid Isolation ‘and’ Dear Ireland ‘.

● Platinum-selling rock band Downpatrick Ash, who scored over 18 songs in the UK Singles Chart’s Top 40.

● Grammy nominated Irish folk group Beoga (“the most exciting traditional group to emerge from Ireland this century” – Wall Street Journal ) who co-wrote Galway Girl with Ed Sheeran.

● Cara Dillon, traditional Irish singer awarded at Meteor.

● The dance group The Delinquents feat: Kid Noise from the 21 Artists Mentoring Program will make their first public performance.

● The gorgeous and award-winning Foy Vance, whose music has featured on numerous TV shows and recently announced his biggest title at SSE Arena in Belfast.

● Glenn Patterson, is Northern Ireland’s greatest novelist. In addition to his 10 novels and three non-fiction works, he has written plays for Radio 3 and Radio 4 and has also presented numerous BBC television documentaries and a series of art reviews for RTE. Glenn co-wrote BAFTA nominated Good vibes on the Belfast music scene in the late 1970s, and a subsequent play for the Lyric Theater.

● Ian McElhinney, best known for his roles as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Val-El in the Superman Krypton prequel, and Ser Barristan Selmy in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

● JC Stewart, who co-wrote with Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan and was named MTV’s Artist of the Month for his latest EP.

● Jordan Adetunji, winner of the NI Music Prize, which is currently taking the British hip-hop scene by storm.

● May McFettridge, the Queen of Comedy from Northern Ireland who has just completed her 30th year at the Grand Opera House.

● Micky Bartlett, a regular feature on BBCNI and the General Banter podcast AND fresh from his third consecutive tour of Australia, Micky recently sold out several nights at Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall.

● Composer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Martin, who has performed across the world from Mostar Bridge and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as aboard the International Space Station, will perform on Uilleann’s pipes.

● The Northern Ireland Opera will feature NI Opera Stars and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra.

● Comedian Paddy Raff selling multiple arenas.

● Roe, who at only 21 played Glastonbury, and also supported Snow Patrol, Kodaline and Robbie Williams. His latest single made Radio 1’s song of the week and enjoyed over a million streams.

● Ryan McMullan, whose songwriting talent has led to sold-out shows around the world.

  • Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Soak received the Irish Choice Music Prize Album of the Year.

All Tickets for Live At The Waterfront! will be free and organizers are working with health trusts, food retailers, charities and local councils across Northern Ireland to award tickets to key workers.

A limited number of tickets are available free of charge to the general public to be won through contests run by local media.

The concert is supported by the BPI, Arts Council NI and NI Screen and is funded by the Northern Ireland Office. It is a forward-looking and inclusive event to recognize and showcase talented people from across Northern Ireland.

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