New Order confirmed for Titanic gig
Category: Northern Ireland
Published: 22nd Mar 2012 20:30:57
New Order have been confirmed as the headline act for the Titanic Lockdown festival.
The festival takes place in Belfast on 1 and 2 June.
Other acts already confirmed for Belfast's only boutique festival include Happy Mondays, Ghostpoet, Factory Floor and Mercury Music Prize nominee Anna Calvi.
The June concert will mark the first time New Order have played in Belfast for 26 years.
New Order originally found fame as Joy Division but after the death of lead singer, Ian Curtis, they renamed themselves.
The iconic Manchester band reformed in August 2011 and are most famous for their classic song Blue Monday.
The festival is the brainchild Belfast-based Hydroponic Music, and its founder Michael McKeown said they wanted to give music fans a selection of "massive names, quality artists and a real mix of genres".
"Anna Calvi adds something very special to the line-up, whilst New Order is arguably the most influential band playing in Ireland this year with their unprecedented crossover between alternative rock and dance music," he said.
"Hearing New Order play Blue Monday under the Harland and Wolff cranes will be breathtaking. Moments like this will make Titanic Lockdown unique to the music scene in Northern Ireland."
Tickets for the event initially become available at a festival to launch the festival on 31 March.
Performing at that event are Roots Manuva, legendary DJ Gilles Peterson and London's Soul Jazz Sound System.
Tickets will then become available through Ticketmaster on 2 April.
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