Iconic Telegraph Building in Belfast to become home to a `strictly limited' season of cultural events
AN iconic building in Belfast city centre is to become home to a `strictly limited' season of cultural events, including live music performances and sets by world-renowned DJs.
The first event at the Telegraph Building on Royal Avenue, which is a 19th Century printing warehouse, will take place on Saturday September 30.
The venue, which is a former home of the Belfast Telegraph newspaper which has since relocated to Clarendon Dock, is to be developed into a multi-purpose venue for a broad range of entertainment events.
Organisers have said preserving the "raw and authentic feel" of the building while "appreciating its tremendous scale and historic significance" will be of "paramount importance".
"That said, The Telegraph Building will soon house world class sound, lighting & AV infrastructure, with cutting edge customer facilities throughout, catered towards the widest possible variety of events," said a spokesman.
The series will kick off on Saturday September 30 with a SHINE event, which boasts a blockbuster bill of local and international Techno artists.
German producer and DJ, Len Faki will be joined in the main print room by English DJ, Blawan.
Belfast-born DJ, Phil Kieran will be providing the opening set while Boddika, Schmutz, Kapoor and Alice Woods are also be on the bill
Tickets for the event, which go on sale today, are available from www.shine.net, ticketweb.ie and Resident Advisor