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Belsonic unveils line-up and new location for June festival

Ellie Goulding, who will play at 2016's Belsonic, performs during the Sanremo Italian Song Festival at the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy. Picture by Ettore Ferrari, ANSA via AP 
Jennifer Maloney

BELFAST'S Belsonic festival organisers have revealed the big name line-up for this summer's event - as well as a change of location and date.

Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, Faithless, Foals, Tiesto and Biffy Clyro are some of the big names due to to play later this year.

Also on the list are the Sterophonics and Bring Me to The Horizon plus Oliver Heldens and Robin Schulz.

The event will also take place in the new location of Titanic and will take place in June, instead of the traditional August.

A spokesman said in a statement on Thursday night: "Due to overwhelming demand for tickets in recent years, Belsonic is relocating to a brand new bigger location at the iconic Titanic Belfast building, and boasting it’s most ambitious line up to date.

"The popular music festival also moves from it’s traditional time slot in August to the earlier period of June, bringing a host of international headline acts to the heart of Belfast city centre for the ninth year running."

The spokesman added: "The new event location, in the grounds of the Titanic Belfast building, replaces Custom House Square – the historic location of Belsonic.

"The new, larger site provides ample space for bigger and better food & beverage facilities, improved VIP area, enhanced staging, sound & lighting, and a vast open air space in which to enjoy your favourite artists."

:: Tickets for Belsonic 2016 at Titanic Belfast go on-sale on Friday March 4, 2016 at 9am, priced from £29.50 plus booking fees, from www.belsonic.com as well as Ticketmaster. 

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