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Belfast Punk Music Walking Tour

Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7HR
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Delivered in association with The Lyric Theatre’s musical production of ‘Good Vibrations’ at the Grand Opera House, come explore the story of punk music in Belfast on this walking tour! Since bands like The Outcasts, Rudi, Stiff Little Fingers, Ruefrex and Victim erupted onto the scene in Belfast back in the late 1970s, Belfast punk has held a special place in music history, near and far.

On the walk, you will explore legendary sites in Belfast’s 1970s punk story, including where the Good Vibrations record shop first opened, the Harp Bar and The Pound. You will also visit the city’s music hub, the Oh Yeah Music Centre, for a guided look around the fascinating punk memorabilia and artefacts in the display cabinets of its NI Music exhibition. Your guide will paint a picture of a night out in Hill Street back in 1979, sharing her own stories of punk gigs back then - as well as introducing you to a few of the excellent punk bands performing today. 

A soundtrack of punk music will be played at each stop, including ‘70s tracks by Rudi, The Outcasts, Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones and more, as well as tracks by contemporary punk-linked bands such as Wood Burning Savages, Problem Patterns and Cherym. 

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Meet outside the Grand Opera House, at the old entrance doors below the Grand Circle Bar balcony.

On the tour we will walk about two miles, on level ground, though with a few cobbled streets. 

The tour will take place, whatever the weather, so please come prepared!  Arrive at the meeting place five minutes before the start time.

Participants must be over 16.



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Saturday15:00 - 17:30
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