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IMPORTANT IRON MAIDEN INFORMATION Iron Maiden is a ‘Card Entry’ tour. Important information regarding how to purchase tickets. Iron Maiden tickets can ONLY be purchased via www.ticketmaster.ie & the SSE Arena Box office. There will be NO outlet sales. What is Card Entry’? – Seating information is assigned to a customer’s debit or credit card. – Cardholder presents payment card, along with a valid photo ID, at venue door. – Card is swiped and validated via printer and AccessManager scanner. – Seat locator slip is printed. Why ‘Card Entry’ Ticketing? – Card Entry minimizes the resale of tickets, so tickets for the show go to genuine fans.

The Belfast Tattoo is now firmly established as an annual event for the Belfast city, and the show organisers are delighted to continually draw people from outside the City to attend the spectacle of this amazing production, and that our overseas visitors are growing year on year.

The League of Gentlemen will return to the stage this year for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their brand new live show ‘The League of Gentlemen Live Again!’. Bringing their tour to Dublin’s 3Arena, Friday 17th August 2018 and SSE Arena, Belfast, Saturday, 18th August 2018. The critically acclaimed black comedy which originally ran from 1999 – 2002 on BBC Two, also returned to our television screens last Christmas to celebrate 20 years since the show began with three special episodes in December 2017. Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson said: “The League of Gentlemen started as a live show over 20 years ago and in many ways performing in front of an audience gives us the biggest thrill of all. We’re overjoyed to be taking the citizens of Royston Vasey on a road-trip and can’t wait to see all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country. Plus we’d already gone to the trouble of getting the costumes and learning the voices again for the TV show so we thought why not? Something to do isn’t it?” Tubbs Tattsyrup added: “I’m so eccited to take my preshus things on tour agen […]

The $20 million production features new, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs is embarking on an international tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.” The one-hour, 40-minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign […]

With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s “Ultimate Pop Star”, Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business. “To sustain any career for 60 years is amazing. To do it in the field of music is rare indeed and Cliff has achieved it with style and quality throughout.” says BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. This morning Cliff Richard announced that he will be touring Ireland and the UK again in 2018, he had the following to say: “I am so happy to announce that I will be doing a tour to celebrate my 60th Anniversary in the music business. I cannot believe it is already 10 years since my 50th Anniversary in 2008 – so much has happened, and I’m very grateful that you have kept me busy! I am truly delighted to be performing the 58-18=60 Tour in 2018. I hope you will join me….. I simply can’t wait! – see you next year!”

Following the huge success of his Channel 4 show, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to Dublin.This groundbreaking new show – a must for all animal lovers and fans of the TV show alike – will see Noel enlighten audiences with his incredible life story and explain how he became The Supervet we know and love. Noel Fitzpatrick says: “Come with me on my journey from a field in Ballyfin, Co Laois to a fantastical world of bionics and regeneration, where everything becomes possible. I am so excited to bring to you my live show and share with you my story. Welcome to my world.”When the show began on Channel 4, Noel wanted to tell a story about love, a story about hope, with incredible science in the background. He recognised the important bond humans have with animals, how they really are part of the family and how much families will do for them in return for the unconditional love which they give. Join Noel on a journey from his early years in Ireland, where he was full of fantastical ideas through to today where the […]

The Farmers Bash has raised the bar for country and put the favourite social outing for thousands firmly on the map in Belfast. Next October 2018, the organisers will repeat the event in the SSE with the promise to increase the scale of the production and line-up. The line up for the Farmers Bash 2018 is Derek Ryan, Lisa McHugh, Johnny Brady, Cliona Hagan and special guest Philomena Begley. ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ chart toppers Rednex are jetting in from Sweden to perform an exclusive set.

A phenomenal, breath-taking event featuring a 60-piece symphony orchestra, world-renowned DJs and live vocalists performing floor fillers from the past 20 years all produced in conjunction with Kylie Minogue’s musical director….and the results have been simply out of this world. The last two events sold out the SSE Arena in advance with happy smiling people aged 18 to 65 brought together, in an electric atmosphere dancing the night away to classics like For An Angel, Insomnia and Such A Good Feeling.

Cirque du Soleil returns with a brand new show, Ovo. Discover a world of insects teaming with amazement, joy and unstoppable energy. Follow them on their adventure and uncover the secret world at our feet – a colourful ecosystem where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love. Ovo is a non-stop riot of energy and movement and features many of Cirque du Soleil’s show-stopping performers including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act – the biggest of its kind! An unforgettable experience, don’t miss your chance to experience the world-famous Cirque du Soleil performing at a venue near you in 2018.

Following their triumphant performances in 2016, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced today that they will be returning to Europe for an extended run of shows in 2018. The newly announced shows will see the legendary band play dates across the continent including performances at 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday 25th October and The SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday 26th October. Looking ahead to the new shows, Jeff said; “Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide. June’s stunning Wembley Stadium gig is being immortalised in the live DVD ‘Wembley Or Bust’ out November 17th. In ‘Wembley or Bust’, we see Jeff and his remarkable musical ensemble filling Wembley Stadium with one of the greatest rock & roll spectacles of all time, complete with bells, whistles and spaceships in front […]

Irish rockers U2 have been one of the world’s biggest bands for many years. Singer Bono’s distinctive vocals and guitarist The Edge’s classic sound have led to enormous hits such as Elevation, Sunday Bloody Sunday and The Sweetest Thing. Having played to packed auditoriums for many years, the band has honed their live show, which is an experience not to be missed. This year U2 will be celebrating 30 years since the release of their iconic The Joshua Tree record with a couple of dates at London’s Twickenham Stadium. Released back in 1987, The Joshua Tree was the band’s fifth studio album and it features some of their most well-known hits including I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With Or Without You.

Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous dreamers at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Join fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Let your hair down with Rapunzel, travel on an epic journey of sisterly love with Anna and Elsa, and follow your heart along with Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine and Belle. Plus, arrive early to join a special 90th birthday celebration in honour of Walt Disney’s true original, Mickey Mouse. High-flying jumps, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget.