Belfast festival returns

Belfast festival Open House has confirmed details of its bill with Modest Mouse set to headline.

After years of turmoil, Belfast is now thriving. The Northern Irish capital boasts a vibrant live music scene with the city spawning a number of up and coming acts from dance to indie and more.

Returning for another instalment, Open House mixes the best in local and international talent. Taking place in the city's 'Cathedral Quarter' a host of venues are to be taken over by organisers for the event.

This year Open House will boast a performance from American indie rock mavericks Modest Mouse. Continually groundbreaking, the band are working on new material but have agreed to take time out for a rare Northern Irish show.

Joining Modest Mouse on the bill are alt country dons Wilco. Perhaps the most influential country group of their generation, the band's material has pushed back the definitions of American music.

A renowned live act, Wilco are set to appear alongside gloomy Londoners White Lies, newcomers Villagers and hobo bluesman Seasick Steve.

A born storyteller, Seasick Steve has a close attachment to Belfast. It seems the bluesman likes the atmosphere of the city, which may have something to do with the inhabitants love of a good party.

An ambitious event which would have been unthinkable even ten years ago, the Open House organisers are still putting the finishing touches to a bill which will no doubt contain plenty more surprises.

For full ticket details click HERE.

Open House takes place between September 7th - 12th.

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