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Paolo Nutini at Belsonic: an essential guide to Saturday's Ormeau Park show

Paolo Nutini plays at Belsonic on Saturday night
Paolo Nutini plays at Belsonic on Saturday night Paolo Nutini plays at Belsonic on Saturday night

SCOTTISH music star Paolo Nutini is currently in Ireland and strumming his way towards a date with Belsonic in Belfast on Saturday night.

The Paisley-born singer/songwriter played a huge show at Cork's Musgrave Park on Wednesday night, with a gig at Malahide Castle in Dublin lined-up for this evening. Both dates are sold out, as is his Belsonic show at Ormeau Park. Support at all the Irish dates comes from Julia Jacklin and New Dad.

Assuming you are lucky enough to already have tickets for the Belsonic concert, here's everything else you need to know about the event.

How to get there

Gates will open at 6pm, with Translink running special bus services to and from Ormeau Park. Last entry is at 9.45pm, while curfew times will be shared on social media in the run up to the shows.

Travelling by car? Here's how to get there - though be aware that the PSNI will have road closures in place around the event to facilitate crowds.

Road closures as follows:

  • Annadale Embankment (Lane closure) - southern side only from Ormeau Road to Kings Bridge (16:00-23:59).
  • Ormeau Embankment (Lane closure) - both sides from Ravenhill Road to Ormeau Road (14:00-23:59).
  • Ormeau Embankment (Road closure) from Ravenhill Road to Ormeau Road (16:00-23:59)
  • Ormeau Road (Lane closure) - Ormeau Park side only from Ormeau Embankment to Park Road (14:00-23:59).
  • Park Road (Lane closure) - Ormeau Park side only from Ormeau Road to Cross Parade (06:00-23-59)
  • Ravenhill Road (Lane closure) - Ormeau Park side only from Park Road to Ormeau Embankment (14:00-23:59).
  • Stranmillis Embankment (Lane closure) - northern side only from Kings Bridge to Ormeau Road (14:00-23:59)

Who's allowed in?

Under-16s (minimum age is five) can attend provided they have their own ticket and are accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian over the age of 25, who must sign them in at the gate. A maximum of two under-16s can be signed in by each parent/guardian. Sign-in will be available from 6pm.

For over-16s, valid identification will be required. This includes:

  • Valid passport 
  • Photo driving license
  • Government approved proof of age card PASS, citizen card (citizencard.com) or validateuk.co.uk
  • Electoral card
  • Student card
  •  Yoti app: yoti-citizencard-new-id-solution-for-the-uk
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Dos and Don'ts

Wondering what you can/can't wear to/bring to Belsonic? Wonder no more:

  • No football tops of any kind are permitted.
  • There are no cloakroom facilities on site and no bags bigger than A4 size are permitted. No luggage or laptop computers are permitted.
  • If you need to bring your own food with you for medical reasons, contact the promoter directly at info@belsonic.com
  • Guests are not allowed to bring professional photography equipment into the venue.
  • Finally, make sure you have a valid ticket. Only buy from Ticketmaster outlets and, if in doubt, check
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