The Limelight

The Limelight
17 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 8HD
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AAA Saturdays

Pop, indie, hip hop and rock from four DJs, including Rigsy, Will and Daz.

Sat 6 May

Times to be confirmed / £5 / 028 9032 7007

Sat 13 May

Times to be confirmed / £5 / 028 9032 7007

Sat 20 May

Times to be confirmed / £5 / 028 9032 7007

…and 23 more dates until 28 Oct

Airbourne

The heavyweight Australian rockers led by vocalist and guitarist Joel O'Keeffe make their way to UK shores to unleash fourth studio album, Breakin' Outta Hell, the follow up to Black Dog Barking and their most ambitious yet, with production by Bob Marlette.

Wed 7 Jun

£17.50 / 028 9032 7007

Anathema

Doom/death metal veterans from Liverpool who have toured with the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Paradise Lost over the years.

Sat 23 Sep

£25 / 028 9032 7007

The Avalanches

The Australian collective perform their electronic music tunes.

Thu 15 Jun

£24 / 028 9032 7007

Batushka

This black metal unit who refuse to divulge their names, bring their original material to the UK's stages.

Fri 19 May

£17.50 / 028 9032 7007

The Black Madonna

Dance, electro, EBM, industrial and techno.

Sun 30 Apr

£19 / 028 9032 7007

Circus

Over four rooms, four resident DJs spin pop, rave, indie, hip hop and rock. Also includes circus performers, animal dancers and big screen gaming.

Tue 4 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £4–£5 / 028 9032 7007

Tue 11 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £4–£5 / 028 9032 7007

Tue 18 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £4–£5 / 028 9032 7007

…and 15 more dates until 31 Oct

Clutch

Rock material courtesy of the four-piece who originate from Maryland. Valient Thorr and Lionize support.

Wed 14 Jun

£22.50 / 028 9032 7007

Clutch

Rock material courtesy of the four-piece who originate from Maryland. Duellists support.

Wed 14 Jun

£20 / 028 9032 7007

Clutch

'Clutch is less a band than a vast compendium of styles and experiments' according to their website, although the names Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa and John Coltrane are dropped in as clues. Stoner rock to you and me.

Wed 14 Jun

£22.50 / 028 9032 7007

The Devin Townsend Project

Veteran thrash and progressive metal guitarist from Canada.

Tue 13 Jun

Dillinger Escape Plan

Extreme angular rock from New Jersey misanthropes who like to pre-empt a negative reaction from the crowd by chucking their faeces into the moshpit. What larks.

Thu 8 Jun

Electric Six

The Detroit rockers invite you to join the punky disco party as they power though ageing hits 'Gay Bar' and 'Danger! High Voltage'.

Fri 24 Nov

£15.50 / 028 9032 7007

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£15.50 / 028 9032 7007

Enter Shikari

The electronicore four piece from St Albans celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album release Take To The Skies. Support from Crossfaith.

Wed 24 May

£19 / 028 9032 7007

Enter Shikari

Trancecore favourites from Hertfordshire mixing hardcore punk, metal and electronica.

Wed 24 May

£21.50 / 028 9032 7007

Gavin DeGraw

New York-based pop/rock singer-songwriter, never to be seen without a fedora.

Thu 18 May

£25.50 / 028 9032 7007

George Ezra

Indie singer-songwriter.

Fri 26 May

£25 / 028 9032 7007

Hotter than Hell

Kiss tribute act whose members hail from across Europe.

Fri 27 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9032 7007

J Hus

Rapper from East London.

Thu 18 May

£17 / 028 9032 7007

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Fri 2 Jun

Sat 3 Jun

Sun 4 Jun

Katatonia

Stockholm-hailing five-piece collective performing heavy metal.

Sat 13 May

£22.50 / 028 9032 7007

Kate Nash

Lo-fi singer-songwriter who has charmed the masses with her kitchen sink observations.

Wed 26 Jul

£20 / 028 9032 7007

Metal Church

Heavy metal collective from San Francisco, forming in 1980.

Thu 22 Jun

£20 / 028 9032 7007

Opeth

Blues-centred, progressive death metal sounds come courtesy of the award-winning five-piece collective from Stockholm.

Fri 17 Nov

£32.50 / 028 9032 7007

Opeth

Swedish rockers often labelled the 'heavy metal Pink Floyd' for their lengthy tracks.

Fri 17 Nov

£32.50 / 028 9032 7007

Peter Hook & the Light

New Order's inimitable bassist fronts his own band to perform NO's back catalogue.

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50 / 028 9032 7007

Phil Rudd

Heavy rock from former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd.

Sat 24 Jun

£23.50 / 028 9032 7007

Purple Rain

A live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Fri 19 May

£19.50 / 028 9032 7007

Ryan McMullan

Northern Irish singer-songwriter.

Fri 29 Sep

£11.75 / 028 9032 7007

Scouting for Girls

Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.

Tue 7 Nov

£25 / 028 9032 7007

Scratch Mondays

Baz, Aaronn Pavis and Mark Boyle spin student party anthems, floorfillers and folk classics.

Mon 1 May

£5 / 028 9032 7007

Mon 8 May

£5 / 028 9032 7007

Mon 15 May

£5 / 028 9032 7007

…and 24 more dates until 30 Oct

The Selecter and The Beat

A co-headline tour featuring the two of the original 2-Tone ska acts who both formed in the late 1970s.

Sat 6 May

Sh*t Disco

Paul McClean and gusts will be supplying a night of disco, funk, punk and rock.

Fri 5 May

Times to be confirmed / £5 / 028 9032 7007

Fri 12 May

Times to be confirmed / £5 / 028 9032 7007

Fri 19 May

Times to be confirmed / £5 / 028 9032 7007

…and 23 more dates until 27 Oct

Shine - Patrick Topping

The DJ, supported by Ethan McKinney, brings his top dance tunes to the Limelight.

Fri 16 Jun

£12–£14 / 028 9032 7007

Sketchy

Rigsy and his guest bring big beat and big bass to the dancefloor.

Thu 6 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £4–£5 / 028 9032 7007

Thu 13 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £4–£5 / 028 9032 7007

Thu 20 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £4–£5 / 028 9032 7007

…and 14 more dates until 26 Oct

The Skids

The four-piece, who formed in Dunfermline in 1977, performs their classic punk-rock and new wave outfit. Support The Defects.

Sat 27 May

£20 / 028 9032 7007

The Skids

The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.

Sat 27 May

£22.50 / 028 9032 7007

The Smyths

Accurate Smiths soundalike outfit on their Strangeways Here We Come tour

Fri 5 May

£19.80 / 028 9032 7007

The Staves

English sister act blending beautiful harmonies with a Laura Marling-like folkiness.

Thu 1 Jun

£19 / 028 9032 7007

The Staves

Folk-rock trio comprising of sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor. Support from Mikaela Davis.

Thu 1 Jun

£19 / 028 9032 7007

Sunn O)))

Experimental metal band from Seattle.

Mon 17 Jul

£25 / 028 9032 7007

Tom Chaplin

The Hastings-born singer-songwriter and musician steps out from the shadow of his success with alt-pop band Keane with a solo performance as part of a lengthy UK tour. In support of his self-penned debut The Wave, the vocalist performs sweeping indie-pop originals.

Tue 9 May

£27.50 / 028 9032 7007

Tom Chaplin

Lead singer of Keane off out in solo guise.

Tue 9 May

£27.50 / 028 9032 7007

UK Foo Fighters

Tribute to Dave Grohl's rocking mob.

Fri 15 Dec

£16.50 / 028 9032 7007

WASP

Blackie Lawless' once notorious full-on metal outfit whose name is an acronym for We Are Sexual Perverts.

Wed 18 Oct

£25 / 028 9032 7007

Wednesday 13

The former Murderdolls frontman from California performs his rock and metal style.

Fri 9 Jun

£15 / 028 9032 7007

Wheatus

Whiny American fratrock combo who scored a massive hit with 'Teenage Dirtbag' in 2000 and are still touring on the back of it.

Tue 2 May

£17 / 028 9032 7007

Zlatanera

Rock and metal with groove, stoner and doom elements from this five-piece Belfast-based band. Support from Baleful Creed, Shrouded and Erosion.

Sat 20 May

£5 / 028 9032 7007

Zu

This Rome-based trio that consists of Luca T. Mai, Massimo Pupillo and Tomas Jarmyr performs its experimental originals that incorporate elements of math and noise rock, plus grind and jazzcore. Support from Jessica Moss.

Fri 23 Jun

£12 / 028 9032 7007

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