Experience Belfast's punk rock history

Tour guide Dolores Vischer

A NEW walking tour will take visitors to Belfast on a trip through the city's long history of punk.

Launching on Saturday March 25 and led by Dolores Vischer of Creative Tours Belfast, the Belfast Punk Experience will "explore legendary punk rock sites in and near the Cathedral Quarter" and allow participants to make their own custom punk rock T-shirt and badge in a workshop at Belfast's Oh Yeah music centre before being treated to "a blistering live performance by local punk band, Gender Chores."

A light lunch is also included, so you don't have to worry about pogoing on an empty stomach.


“I love all genres of music, but punk has a special place in my heart," explains Vischer.

"It was just so exhilarating back in 1978 to 1980 when I was 17 and 18, and I still really love the energy and righteous anger of punk bands today in Belfast.

"I wanted to develop something that would help to tell the story of punk in Belfast and acknowledge the great music made by bands like The Outcasts, Rudi, Stiff Little Fingers, Ruefrex, Victim and more  - as well as introduce people to the excellent punk bands of today. I was encouraged to organise this exciting afternoon programme by Tourism Northern Ireland.”

Tickets are on sale now from Visit Belfast at a special introductory price of £25 (plus booking fee) at

Dolores Vischer at Oh Yeah