Empire Music Hall

Empire Music Hall
42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim, BT7 1JQ
  • Telephone 028 9024 9276
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  • Website www.thebelfastempire.com
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Opened in 1987 the Empire is small to medium sized venues specialising in live music and stand-up comedy. Sigur Rós played their debut Irish date at the venue and the stage has also seen the likes of Billy Bragg, Snow Patrol, Ash, The Divine Comedy and REM’s Peter Buck. The venue is known as the launch pad for The Hole in the Wall Gang and has also hosted gigs by Ardal O’Hanlon Dara O’Briain, Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre. Other entertainment at the Empire includes blues nights, salsa evenings, live sport of the big screen and pub quizzes.

Events at this venue

There are 27 events at this location

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Band of Friends

A celebration of Rory Gallagher featuring original band members Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna and friends.

Fri 5 Nov

£25 / 028 9024 9276

The Beat

2-Tone fusion of ska, pop, reggae and punk, featuring Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals, Fuzz Townsend, Andy Pearson, Matt Godwin, Steve Harper and Buddy Bird.

Mon 21 Jun

£24.75 / 028 9024 9276

Fri 22 Oct

£15 / 028 9024 9276

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 31 Jul

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Cloudbusting

Tribute to Kate Bush featuring the voice of Mandy Watson.

Sat 16 Jul 2022

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

Damien Dempsey

Arresting singer-songwriter from Dublin's Northside with a full-on guttural vocal style which has found favour with Morrissey.

Fri 4 Jun

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

Tribute band who have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998.

Sat 13 Nov

£14 / 028 9024 9276

Dry Cleaning

London-based four-piece peddling post-punk, scuzzy indie goodness.

Wed 16 Feb 2022

£16 / 028 9024 9276

Sat 25 Dec

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Grant-Lee Phillips

Folk-rock from the former Grant Lee Buffalo singer and multi-instrumentalist.

Mon 6 Dec

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Groove Line presents Disco Inferno Live At The Empire

A night of unforgettable Disco classics performed by the most exciting live act in Belfast right now.

Sat 21 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 028 9024 9276

The Guns N' Roses Experience

Two-hour tribute to the Sunset Strip rockers, featuring hits such as 'Sweet Child of Mine', 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'November Rain'.

Sat 11 Sep

£14 / 028 9024 9276

Hayseed Dixie

Bluegrass covers of the hard rockin' sounds of AC/DC, Motörhead, Queen and other rock monsters plus an increasing number of comedy originals creeping into the set.

Sat 30 Oct

£20 / 028 9024 9276

Hothouse Flowers

A mix of soul, rock, folk and funk from these 80s Irish favourites.

Fri 21 Jan 2022

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Sat 22 Jan 2022

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Hungry Heart - Nonstop Bruce Springsteen - Leeds

Put on your best dress baby… and join Hungry Heart for a night of nonstop Bruce Springsteen in Leeds

Sat 22 May

£13.20 / 028 9024 9276

Sat 9 Oct

£13.20 / 028 9024 9276

Idlewild

Formed in 1995 the current line-up includes Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar), Andrew Mitchell (bass), Colin Newton (drums) and Luciano Rossi (keyboards). As well as releasing seven studio albums the band has supported some of the biggest names in indie rock including Ash, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers…

Sun 14 Nov

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

Mack Fleetwood: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

The soft rock and blues veterans have their extensive back catalogue performed.

Sat 16 Oct

£14 / 028 9024 9276

Marky Ramone

Live Free Tourbooking in association with Shizznigh Promotions & Rackus Rattus Promo Co. present: Marky Ramones Blitzbrieg (Live band) Special guests TBA* Sunday 27th June 2021 The Belfast Empire Doors 8:30pm / £22 early bird tickets at eventbrite.com or £25 on the door. Venue address: 42 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JQ

Sun 27 Jun

£22 / 028 9024 9276

The Quireboys

Party hard retro rock from singer Spike and his ragtag band of glam rockers formed back in 1984.

Fri 12 Nov

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Wed 13 Oct

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

Fri 13 May 2022

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Sat 14 May 2022

£15 / 028 9024 9276

The Snuts

West Lothian quartet with a penchant for sing-along indie numbers.

Mon 25 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

Squid

British post-punk band from Brighton.

Wed 29 Sep

£17 / 028 9024 9276

R.E.M. by Stipe

A tribute to R.E.M fronted by Rick Southern. The band have performed for Michael Stipe himself, live on the BBC1's The One Show.

Sat 23 Oct

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Swiftogeddon: The Taylor Swift Club Night

Club night dedicated to pop behemoth Taylor Swift.

Fri 2 Jul

£7.70–£9.90 / 028 9024 9276

Teenage Fanclub

The beloved Glaswegians play through their melodic indie classics.

Wed 20 Apr 2022

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Wedding Present

Perennially popular archetypal 80s indie stalwarts fronted by David Gedge.

Sun 24 Oct

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

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