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 32 events at this location

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Angel Olsen

Chicago-based electro pop singer-songwriter.

Sun 21 May

£17 / 028 9024 9276

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Sat 8 Jul

The Bonnevilles

The Lurgan duo takes Mississippi Hill blues and punk rock and mix into their own unique dark Northern Irish punk-blues stew. With support from James Leg and The Groundlings.

Wed 3 May

£10 / 028 9024 9276

The Boss UK

Bruce Springsteen tribute act.

Sat 1 Jul

£12 / 028 9024 9276

CC Houlihan & TCB Elvis Spectacular Band: Elvis Presley Tribute

The singer and band perform the music of the King of Rock'n'Roll.

Danny Bryant


Thu 27 Apr

£15 / 028 9024 9276

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

Sat 30 Sep


The acclaimed veteran punk rockers perform songs on anarchist and pacific themes. Hornets, Suckin' Diesel and Lawf**ker support.

Fri 12 May

£15 / 028 9024 9276


Contemporary folk by Joshua Burnside, Jamie Neish and Callum Stewart.

Thu 6 Apr

£3 / 028 9024 9276

A platform for up-and-coming artists.

Guns Vs Roses: Guns N Roses Tribute

The band performs classic rock covers in the style of Axl Rose's popular US group.

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

One of the top UK Zeppelin tribute bands, managed by no other than the real band's manager's son.

Sat 23 Sep


Glasgow-based grunge rock duo featuring Cat Myers on drums and Stina Tweeddale on guitar and vocals.

Sun 9 Apr

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Jake Clemons

The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist shows off his skills on guitar, saxophone, drums and piano.

Thu 11 May

£17.50 / 028 9024 9276

The Jive Aces

High-energy action from this six-piece ensemble taking you through a blend of swing, R&B, Rock'n'Roll, Boogie Woogie and Jump Blues – get those toes tapping.

Sat 6 May

£12 / 028 9024 9276

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. With support from Amanda Agnew.

Mon 17 Apr

Free / 028 9024 9276

Kings of Lyon

Kings of Leon tribute act.

Sat 29 Apr

£11 / 028 9024 9276

Kings Of Lyon: Kings Of Leon Tribute

The band plays Kings Of Leon covers, with support from Scribble Victory.

Sat 29 Apr

Mack Fleetwood: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

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

Sat 22 Apr


Fuzzy dream rock from Mitski, taking on everything from the realities of happiness to anxiety in her latest release, Puberty 2.

Wed 7 Jun

£14 / 028 9024 9276

New Pagans

The Belfast-based four-piece plays alt rock. Support from Via:Barvikha and Crying Scene.

Fri 21 Apr

£7 / 028 9024 9276


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

Sat 1 Apr

£10 / 028 9024 9276

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

Pleasuredome Christmas Cracker

80s music and nostalgia night.

Sat 1 Apr

Raised On Rock

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

Fri 30 Jun

£10 / 028 9024 9276

The Rifles

Leeds indie rockers with mod leanings.

Thu 1 Jun

£17.50 / 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


Join Belfast based sisters Philippa and Jolene O'Hara and their 6 piece band for a night of entertainment featuring some of the country's finest musicians. Sit back and enjoy a new twist on your favourite tunes sprinkled with some brand new, original material. This promises to be an evening full of fun, great music and…

Fri 7 Apr

£18 / 028 9024 9276

Soni Easter Rocks

Rock music from up-and-coming bands, featuring Stormzone.

Thu 13 Apr

£5 / 028 9024 9276

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Wed 21 Jun

£15.50 / 028 9024 9276


Irish power metal trio who have been at this game for a mighty long time now.

Wed 26 Apr

£20 / 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.

Tina Turner: Simply The Best

Rebecca O'Connor performs all the hits.

Sat 13 May

£12 / 028 9024 9276

The Toasters

The veteran ska band perform their hits.

Sat 15 Apr

£8 / 028 9024 9276

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