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Essential festival: Robert Plant and Van Morrison for BluesFest Dublin 2018

David Roy
BLUESFEST Dublin has just added two massive acts to the annual music event which returns to the 3Arena in October: Led Zeppelin man Robert Plant will bring his Sensational Space Shifters to town on Sunday October 28, while Belfast's own Van Morrison is also confirmed for a show at the festival on the same date.

Don't miss: Nada Surf in Belfast

David Roy
CULT NYC indie rockers Nada Surf make their Belfast debut at The Limelight 2 on Sunday night as part of the 15th anniversary tour for their Let Go album.

Special event: Bangor Vinyl Day at Bending Sound Records

David Roy
AS SOME of you will doubtless already be aware, tomorrow is Record Store Day – the annual frantic scramble where music enthusiasts are encouraged to shell out extortionate amounts of money on one-off seven-inch singles and coloured vinyl LPs.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Gascan Ruckus, Empty Lungs, Dugout – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Wynona Bleach – Sleeve Notes, e3, Belfast Met Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats –The Ulster Hall, Belfast Showhawk Duo – The Limelight, Belfast John Spillane – American Bar, Belfast Pandora Ills, Salad Boyz, Zeal etc – The Eglantine, Belfast Autumns, Group Zero, Steven Henry – Menagerie, Belfast Malojian – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Saturday April 21 By Any Means, Conjuring Fate, Cursed Sun etc – The Distortion Project: 18 and Life, The Limelight 2, Belfast Maya Goldblum, Velvet Alibi, Zeal – The Sunflower, Belfast Lore – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Slow Moving Clouds – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Wood Burning Savages – Nerve Centre, Derry Dolbro Dan – Record Fair, MG Gas Ltd, Bangor, 2pm Mandy Bingham – Bending Sound Records, Bangor, 6.

Watch this: Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits

David Roy
PUNK pioneers The Slits finally get their own documentary in the form of William E Badgley's Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits, which will receive its Irish premiere tomorrow evening at The Nerve Centre in Derry.

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