Belsonic 2023 comes to an end with The Prodigy
AS BELSONIC reaches its raucous conclusion tonight with electro punks The Prodigy, we provide a guide to all you need to know for the show and take a look back at a joyous month of music at Ormeau Park.
Apart from the showers at Wednesday night's Florence and the Machine gig, the sun has shone on revellers at the south Belfast music festival this summer.
An eclectic line-up of musicians have entertained the masses of crowds of all ages, from veterans Lionel Richie and Tom Jones, through to young favourites Sam Fender and George Ezra.
An undoubted highlight was Grammy-winner Lizzo, who put on a truly memorable show in her warm-up for last weekend's Glastonbury Festival.
There was flute playing and costume changes aplenty, as she was joined by a host of dancers in demonstrating some serious girl power.
Tonight, attention moves to The Prodigy, as they make their long awaited return to Belfast for their first show here since the tragic death of Keith Flint in 2019.
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Liam Howlett and Maxim will be joined once again by long-term live band members, guitarist Rob Holliday and drummer Leo Crabtree. DJ's Andy C and Arveene are also on the bill.
Are there any tickets left?
What will they play?
You can probably expect things to look a little like this:
- Wild Frontier
- Light Up the Sky
- Warrior’s Dance
- Everybody in the Place
- Disrupt Ya Flow
- Voodoo People
- No Good (Start the Dance)
- Their Law
- Get Your Fight On
- Smack My Bitch Up
- Take Me to the Hospital
- Invaders Must Die
- We Live Forever
- Out Of Space
Am I allowed to go?
The Prodigy is a strictly over-16 event. Valid identification 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
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.
Travelling by car?
Here's how to get there: be aware that the PSNI will have road closures in place around Ormeau Park to facilitate crowds.
- 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)
What's the weather going to be like?
Anyone's guess. You could get wet, but a bit of refreshing rain might be just what's needed to cool you down from all that dancing.