New two-day music festival coming to Belfast this summer

An exciting new two-day music festival is coming to Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast this August. It will be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland.

A brand new two-day music festival is coming to Belfast this summer, with headliners such as Eric Prydz and Patrick Topping.

EMERGE Music Festival will be an annual multi-stage outdoor event from the teams behind Belfast club brand Shine and Belsonic festival, which is one of the best annual music festivals in Ireland.

The exciting new festival will take place at the Boucher Road Playing Fields on 27 and 28 August.

An exciting new event – coming to Belfast this summer

The two-day music festival coming to Belfast this summer will be the largest of its kind in Ireland.
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Belfast recently received UNESCO City of Music status, placing it among the world’s top cities for music. EMERGE festival will be the latest in a huge line-up of events set for the city.

The new two-day music festival coming to Belfast this summer will host over 40 acts across three stages. With a capacity of over 20,000 attendees per day, EMERGE will be the largest event of its kind in Ireland.

Bringing together world-renowned international electronic artists and up-and-coming musicians from the Irish music scene, it’s sure to be a remarkable event.

New two-day music festival coming to Belfast this summer – save the date

The two-day music festival is coming to Belfast this summer.

Headliners Eric Prydz, Disclosure, Peggy Gou, and Patrick Topping will descend on the city as part of the global festival circuit this summer.

The massive line-up will also feature acts such as Kettama, Mall Grab, and Michael Bibi. DJ Seinfeld, Dusky, Special Request, FJAAK, Rebeckah, and many more will also participate.

To provide an audience experience to rival the world’s biggest electronic music festivals, bespoke sound and lighting/AV installations will be put in place across all stages.

A world-class event – Belfast’s thriving electronic music scene

The world-class event will celebrate Belfast's thriving electronic music scene.

Co-promoter and director Alan Simms spoke on the two-day music festival coming to Belfast this summer. He said, “Belfast is one of the most fertile and dynamic scenes of its kind in the UK or Ireland.

“The electronic music scene is one that has grown steadily in Belfast over the 30-odd years that I’ve been promoting in the city with my Shine brand. It’s grown exponentially over the last few years.

“We’ve promoted many large scale outdoor electronic events in recent years. But, we’ve always wanted to do a huge multi-stage event of this kind.”

He continued, “Feedback from our audience suggested that a huge appetite exists for a unique production of this kind in Northern Ireland.

“We’re lucky to have some of the world’s biggest names in dance music on our inaugural line-up of EMERGE Music Festival, most of whom we’ve been working with since their very first club shows in the country.”

How to get tickets – you won’t want to miss this

Eric Prydz is one of the headliners at this two-day music festival in Belfast.

Do you want to enjoy a fantastic weekend of music and fun this summer? If so, read on to find out how you can get tickets.

You can sign-up for discounted early bird and pre-sale ticket access via These will go on sale from 12 pm on Friday 25 March.

General sale starts at 9 am on Tuesday 29 March, and tickets can be purchased via Options for both day and weekend tickets are available.

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