Arcade Fire to play first ever concert in Northern Ireland

Arcade Fire have never played in the north before

Arcade Fire are to play Belsonic this summer with a headline performance on June 13.

The band will perform at Ormeau Park on Thursday June 13 in what is their debut performance in Northern Ireland.

Arcade Fire have been renowned for their energetic live performances since the release of their critically acclaimed Funeral album in 2004. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible debuted at number two in the UK album charts and in 2011 the band won Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards for their third studio album The Suburbs (2010)

The band's fourth album Reflektor was released in October 2013 on Sonovox and welcomed as “a dark disco classic” (The Times) and “an art rock epic” (The Telegraph). Led by title track ‘Reflektor’, the album hit number 1 in the Official Album Charts across the UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and the USA and topped the iTunes charts in 40 countries.

The band recently shared new music (below) with an album due for release this year.

Tickets for the Belsonic show are priced £45 plus booking fee, go on sale at 9am this Friday, February 17 from Ticketmaster.

It was also announced this morning that Arcade Fire will play Malahide Castle, Dublin on June 15.