Star-studded line-up for 2016

Gregory Porter performs at The Ulster Hall on 31 March.
Gregory Porter performs at The Ulster Hall on 31 March.

The finest live entertainment is Belfast-bound from January through to April.

The Waterfront will temporarily close during January, February and March as the building work continues in advance of its big Spring re-opening. The Ulster Hall will be busier than ever during this period with some events switching over from the Waterfront.

The Ulster Hall always showcases the latest and greatest music talent and this season is no different.

Gregory Porter (March 31) wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today and has already been hailed as one of the most inspiring jazz performers of the last decade.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (April 12) enjoyed a succession of critically acclaimed smash hits in the 1990s and early 2000s with The Beautiful South. The celebrated duo will introduce brand new songs to their rich and varied set list.

Chris Cornell (April 24) achieved multi-platinum success with three legendary bands, including Seattle trailblazers, Soundgarden. Cornell will perform a career-spanning set at The Ulster Hall, including tracks from his new album.

Shane Filan’s vast army of fans will be delighted at his imminent return on March 15. Shane is now firmly established as a solo star following his phenomenal success with Westlife.

Albert Hammond (March 6) is one of the world’s greatest songwriters. His concert offers a unique chance to hear the songs, the stories behind them and his recollections of the world famous artists he has worked with, which include Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Whitney Houston and Tina Turner.

Rock music fans can look forward to the classic hits of not one, but two of the most enduring catalogues in popular music history, courtesy of Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac (30 January) and Ultimate Eagles (28 February).