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 34 events at this location

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Aston Merrygold

This Peterborough-born singer first came to the nation's attention as a member of JLS in a 2008 audition for The X Factor. The band went on to great success with a string of MOBO awards and four studio albums. Now stepping out in his own right, the affable performer presents pop with a R&B influence.

Wed 18 Apr

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 30 Jun

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Bruno Major

Indie pop from the singer-songwriter who has been writing and releasing a new song every month for the last year.

Sat 28 Apr

£11.50 / 028 9024 9276

Chris Difford

The pop singer-songwriter and member of Squeeze performs.

Wed 7 Mar

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:30

Ciaran Lavery

Irish alt-folk troubadour.

Fri 13 Apr

£14 / 028 9024 9276

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Brooklyn indie rockers.

Sat 19 May

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

Danny Bryant

Blues/rock.

Wed 13 Jun

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

Sat 12 May

£13 / 028 9024 9276

Discobeard

The Belfast duo spin pop and crowd favourites.

Tue 27 Feb

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 23:00

Tue 6 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 23:00

Tue 13 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 23:00
…and 5 more dates until 17 Apr

Donum Dei

The Belfast-based quartet plays thrash, metalcore and hardcore. With support from Death Of A Salesman, Ketos, Dream Awake.

Thu 1 Mar

£3 / 028 9024 9276

  • 21:00

Eric Martin

American classic rock singer aka 'the voice of Mr Big'.

Fri 26 Oct

£17 / 028 9024 9276

Gallops

An experimental rock and electronica band from Wrexham, Wales.

Sat 31 Mar

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Hue & Cry

Soulful pop, jazzy influences and urban grooves from Scotrock veterans Pat and Greg Kane.

Fri 2 Mar

£25 / 028 9024 9276

Ken Haddock's Bank Holiday Special

Folk singer-songwriter Ken Haddock and his band of seasoned musicians play live.

Sun 18 Mar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:00

Ken Haddock's Supper Club

Empire's Sunday night resident hero, folk singer-songwriter Ken Haddock and his band of seasoned musicians make the short hop from the basement to the Music Hall.

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:00

Sat 3 Mar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:00

Sat 10 Mar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Apr

Lisa Canny

Folk musician who was born and bred in County Mayo.

Fri 27 Apr

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Mack Fleetwood: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

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

Sat 5 May

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Negative Creeps: Nirvana Tribute

Classic grunge rock covers as the band perform the music of the band from Seattle who had such an influence on popular music.

Sat 21 Apr

£14 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Thu 22 Mar

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

Pleasuredome Christmas Cracker

80s music and nostalgia night.

Sat 7 Apr

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Pleasuredome Valentine's Special

A night of 1980s nostalgia, with Maurice Jay on the decks.

Sat 7 Apr

£10 / 028 9024 9276

U105's Maurice Jay presents a night of 1980s-themed entertainment and music.

  • 20:30

Rab McCullough Band

The Belfast bluesman performs self-penned numbers informed by playing with world-class artists such as Jim Hendrix and Van Morrison, and his personal experiences during the Troubles.

Thu 1 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:30

Thu 8 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:30

Thu 15 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:30
…and 6 more dates until 26 Apr

The Rapparees

Folk music and traditional drinking songs.

Sat 17 Mar

£15 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

The Rare Aul Stuff

The Belfast folk band performs an eclectic mix of ballads and tunes, spanning from The Dubliners to The Pogues.

Mon 26 Feb

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:00

Mon 5 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:00

Mon 12 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:00
…and 7 more dates until 30 Apr

Sarah Darling

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter and finalist on American reality show, The Entertainer.

Thu 22 Mar

£15 / 028 9024 9276

The Secret Sisters

Folk music with a mythical pull from Laura and Lydia Rogers.

Fri 23 Mar

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

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 3 Mar

£12 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

The Temperance Movement

Blues drenched rock'n'roll.

Wed 28 Feb

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

These Charming Men: The Smiths Tribute

A tribute to The Smiths and Morrissey from Dublin, Ireland who were formed in 1995.

Sat 24 Mar

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Three Trapped Tigers

The instrumental three-piece who hail from London, perform their noise-rock material that incorporates a wide range of influences.

Sat 29 Sep

£20 / 028 9024 9276

Two Time Polka

The award-winning Irish group play a fiery mixture of Cajun, bluegrass and rock 'n roll.

Fri 9 Mar

Bar

Free / 028 9024 9276

  • 22:30

UK Subs

Legendary old school punks formed back in 1976.

Sat 16 Jun

£20 / 028 9024 9276

The Wonder Years

Matt Brasch leads the sextet from Pennsylvania, USA in a pop-infused punk and alt rock performance.

Thu 19 Apr

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:30

The Wonder Years

Punk pop ensemble from Philadelphia.

Thu 19 Apr

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

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