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.

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There are 34 events at this location

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AC?DC: AC/DC Tribute

The band plays classic rock covers.

Sat 18 Feb 2017

Angel Olsen

Chicago-based electro pop singer-songwriter.

Sun 21 May 2017

£17 / 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 10 Dec

Bronagh Gallagher

Irish pop singer-songwriter, who has also acted in various films including Pulp Fiction and Sherlock Holmes.

Fri 9 Dec

£11.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Cabeytu Brothers

The multi-instrumentalist siblings perform their pop-rock material.

Thu 15 Dec

£16.50 / 028 9024 9276

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The Cabeytu Brothers Show Belfast

Diego and Cristian Cabeytu are back in Belfast for 2016 with their brand new "We Love This Stage" Tour! Widely regarded as two of the most exciting international entertainers in Europe and true multi-instrumental entertainers, these extremely talented young guys sing, dance and play over 15 different musical instruments.

CC Houlihan's Elvis: Elvis Presley Tribute

The singer portrays the King Of Rock'n'Roll in a tribute show.

Celebrating The Genius Of Gary Moore: Gary Moore Tribute

The Belfast-based tribute plays the music of the singer-guitarist. Support from Haze and Melanie Wilson.

The Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club

With alternating MCs Colin Murphy and Jake O'Kane.

Tue 13 Dec

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

Tue 20 Dec

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

Tue 10 Jan 2017

£8 ( £7) / 028 9024 9276

…and 3 more dates until 31 Jan 2017

A Foreigner's Journey

Two-pronged tribute to soft rock titans Journey and Foreigner.

Sat 25 Mar 2017

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Four-piece punk outfit from Birmingham, originally formed in 1979 and still playing.

Thu 22 Dec

£17 / 028 9024 9276

The Illegals

The renowned, classic-rock tribute band take to the stage to perform the music of the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Janet Devlin

Former X Factor warbler with a wispy, folky, indie-ish vibe.

Wed 14 Dec

£12 / 028 9024 9276

Ken Haddock's Boxing Night Christmas Jumper Party

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. With support from Amanda Agnew.

Ken Haddock's Whiskey & Shortbread 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. With support from Amanda Agnew.

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King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Lisa Hannigan

Originally from Damien Rice's touring band, now an established performer in her own right.

Mon 19 Dec

£19.50 / 028 9024 9276


Exquisite melancholic harmonies from the Mormon slowcore trio from Minnesota.

Mon 12 Dec

£22.50 / 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.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

NI Soul Troop's "Suited & Booted" NYE Special

The Belfast-based band performs its soul material. Support from Pocket Billiards and Aggressors B.C.

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Pleasuredome Christmas Cracker

80s music and nostalgia night.

Sat 17 Dec

Raised On Rock

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

Fri 16 Dec

£10 / 028 9024 9276

The Rifles

Leeds indie rockers with mod leanings.

Thu 1 Jun 2017

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

Rock For Alzheimer's 2017

The AC/DC tribute act, AC?DC, headline this charity performance, with support from Arms of Venus De Milo and The Foyer Incident.

Sat 18 Feb 2017

£15 / 028 9024 9276

The Rubberbandits

Musical comedy by the hip hop duo from Limerick, with songs including Horse Outside.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£15 / 028 9024 9276

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The 'Hib-hop' guys, famed for their YouTube smash 'Horse Outside', bring their madness to the stage.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Russian Circles

The underground metal band plays soaring melodies and crushing rhythms, with support from Helms Alee.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

£19 / 028 9024 9276

Stay Human

Six pop and rock bands perform on the night as a benefit for Refugee Rescue.

Thu 29 Dec

£8 adv / 028 9024 9276

'stay Human' - A Benefit For Refugee Rescue.

'STAY HUMAN'- A Benefit For Refugee Rescue http://www.refugeerescue.co.uk/ 6 Bands + DJ's including one very special secret headliner. Thursday 29th December, The Empire Music Hall, Doors 7.30 pm SECRET HEADLINER No clues, just mystery and intrigue. LITTLE MATADOR Nathan Connolly and Dave Magee who you…

These Charming Men: The Smiths Tribute

A charming 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 finely tuned energetic and passionate live shows.

Sat 8 Apr 2017

Wallis Bird

Indie-pop by the singer-songwriter from Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

Wed 25 Jan 2017

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Wild Child

American indie-folk septet.

Thu 9 Mar 2017

£13 / 028 9024 9276

The Wonder Years

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

Sun 29 Jan 2017

£16 / 028 9024 9276

The Wonder Years

Punk pop ensemble from Philadelphia.

Sun 29 Jan 2017

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