From punk to proms, trad to rock legends and fantastic emerging new talent, Belfast’s music scene (past and present) is one that everyone can be proud of. We’re becoming the preferred prime location for one-off events and there’s an annual programme of music activities citywide.
City of Music
In March 2018 we backed a proposal for the city and its partners to make an application for the endorsement of UNESCO City of Music status. We’ve set up a City of Music Steering Group and we plan to make a formal application to UNESCO in 2021 or 2023.
Mix the City Belfast
Belfast showcases its diverse array of music on Mix the City, the British Council’s award-winning interactive mixing website www.mixthecity.com.
Mix the City Belfast involved a collaboration of 95 artists, musicians and creators, curated by award-winning artist and composer Hannah Peel.
You can make your own mix at www.mixthecity.com.