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 31 events at this location

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Arcane Roots

Post-hardcore trio from Kingston.

Mon 9 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Bjorn Identity

Performing ABBA hits including 'Dancing Queen', 'Mamma Mia', 'Knowing Me Knowing You', 'Voulez Vous', 'Waterloo' and many more, this Irish tribute act features plenty of audience participation and costume changes.

Sat 2 Dec

£12 / 028 9024 9276

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 25 Nov

£12 / 028 9024 9276

The Cabeytu Brothers

Multi-instrumental Argentinean duo playing mixed, multiple cross-genre covers.

Fri 8 Dec

£16 / 028 9024 9276

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Brooklyn indie rockers.

Sat 19 May 2018

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Dears

The acclaimed Montreal rock band plays a sweeping collection of orchestral pop/rock that is at once enlightening, angst-ridden and mesmerising.

Mon 16 Oct

£16 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

Sat 30 Sep

£13 / 028 9024 9276

Duke Special

AKA Peter Wilson from Belfast, who has impressed the White Stripes and the Hives with his gramophone-backed after-hours balladeering and jaunty piano pop.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Excitements

The band plays the best in original funk and soul.

Wed 11 Oct

£14 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:00

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. The band perform tracks from their back catalogue as well as their new album, Free Your Mind and Your Grass Will Follow.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

Hermitage Green

Five piece folk rock outfit based in Limerick

Fri 24 Nov

£14 / 028 9024 9276

Jake Carter

The singer-songwriter and brother of Nathan Carter performs his commercial country-pop tunes with an Irish flavour.

Sat 28 Oct

£15.50 / 028 9024 9276

Jarrod Dickenson

Americana, folk and roots blues singer-songwriter.

Sun 22 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:00

Kaz Hawkins Band

Northern Ireland blues darling Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret. The musical prodigy won the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female artist; she also accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards last September. Her stellar rise to success is due to…

Thu 30 Nov

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Mack Fleetwood: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

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

Sat 14 Oct

£11 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Mutation

Heavy metal noise trio fronted by Ginger (The Wildhearts).

Wed 22 Nov

£14 / 028 9024 9276

  • 20:30

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Wed 27 Sep

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276

Pearl Jem

The Irish five-piece perform covers from the grunge explosion of the early 1990s.

Sat 21 Oct

£13.50 / 028 9024 9276

A Plastic Rose

Belfast-based alternative rock ensemble.

Thu 26 Oct

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Pleasuredome

Pop and rock anthems and chart-toppers from the 80s.

Sat 7 Oct

£10 / 028 9024 9276

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

  • 20:30

Pleasuredome Christmas Cracker

80s music and nostalgia night.

Sat 7 Oct

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Sat 9 Dec

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Raised On Rock

Classic rock covers from the likes of Foreigner, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, and many more.

Fri 15 Dec

£10 / 028 9024 9276

Ricky Ross

Deacon Blue frontman plays some Deacon Blue classics and some of his solo hits.

Thu 7 Dec

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

SikTh

Prog metal sextet from Watford.

Wed 13 Dec

£22.50 / 028 9024 9276

Slackers

American rockers influenced by reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaican sounds.

Sun 15 Oct

£18 / 028 9024 9276

  • 19:30

The Small Fakers: Small Faces Tribute

The band plays the hits of the rock'n'roll and mod group, including Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and All Or Nothing.

Sat 30 Dec

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Small Fakers Xmas Show

Small Fakers, The worlds best Tribute to The Sensational Small Faces. Coming to Belfast as their last show of the year Celebrating 10years of faking Small Faces

Sat 30 Dec

£16.50 / 028 9024 9276

Spectrum Festival 2017

Energetic, Belfast-based, alternative rock quartet A Plastic Rose headlines a night of non-stop music, featuring Brand New Friend, Jealous Of The Birds, Scenery, Search Party and Hello Casanova.

Thu 26 Oct

£10–£12 / 028 9024 9276

  • 18:30

Springbreak

Classic rock and pop covers.

Sat 11 Nov

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Stu Larsen

The Australian troubadour performs deep and soulful folk-rock with melodic alternative country and blues-rock.

Mon 20 Nov

£11 / 028 9024 9276

These Charming Men: The Smiths Tribute

A tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey from Dublin, Ireland were formed in 1995 and to this day continue to charm fans of The Smiths and Morrissey all around the globe with their live shows.

Sat 18 Nov

£11 / 028 9024 9276

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