Belfast's Belsonic 2010 expands with days for Kasabian, Paolo Nutini, Florence and the Machine and Stereophonics

Posted: 7th July 2010

Back in May we told you about the new Belsonic Festival, based in Belfast's city centre near Albert Square and Donegall Quay. Initially, the Custom House venue was just set up for four days and due to host shows from Paul Weller, Biffy Clyro, David Guetta and Soulwax. Not bad, but how do you fancy another four days of prime entertainment? 'Tis true, because Belsonic has released details of the headlining acts involved.

Support acts have still to be confirmed but Kasabian will play on 17th August, Paolo Nutini on the 18th, Florence and the Machine on the 19th and Stereophonics on the 20th. Once again tickets are £31.50 per day, all of which will feature support acts along the way.

All four acts are now established live performers with Kasabian surely being the pick of the bunch, converting a few doubters with their loud and intense gigs and euphoric reception offered by their many fans. Oasis' mantle has been well and truly wobbled by Leicester's finest. Paolo Nutini has had the odd award thrown at him for his 2009 album "Sunny Side Up", the latest being for Best International Album at the Meteor Awards 2010.

Florence has just seen one of her songs, "Heavy in your Arms", get included in the new 'Twilight' film and is busy with putting together a second album, due in 2011. Despite original drummer Stuart Cable tragically passing away recently, Stereophonics will follow-up their sell-out date in Cardiff with this Belfast concert - I'm sure they'll give him a respectful send-off.

Paul Pledger