Heading to Belfast for New Years Eve 2008? From outdoor concerts to spectacular fireworks, from traditional pubs to pulsating nightclubs you’ll find nothing but fun and frolics in Belfast this New Years Eve – check out our guide to find out how to party by the banks of the River Lagan!
New Years Eve is one of the oldest and most celebrated holidays in the world. Make Belfast THE place to start 2009! There will be a number of events throughout the city. The biggest is likely to be an outdoor concert at Belfast City Hall.
Last year’s ‘Rock around the Clock’ concert included the following line up: Ocean Colour Scene, Tin Pot Operation, Foy Vance, Bap Kennedy and David Holmes. In previous years the line up was just as impressive with top bands like Belfast’s very own Duke Special, The Thrills, Tony Christie and Beverly Knight to name a few.
This year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Please note details for the 2008 New Years Eve Celebration in Belfast will be announced closer to the date, details will be available on the Belfast City Council website.
Of course there’ll be plenty of pubs and clubs throughout the city where you can ring in the New Year. Here’s a list of some of the best ones:
The M-Club is one of Belfast’s nocturnal hot spots. This is a popular nightlife venue, spinning the very best in chart music and offering great promotions. It’s an ideal spot to ring in the New Year. You might even catch a glimpse of a soap star or two.
Find out more about The M-Club.
Robinsons Bar is one of Belfast’s oldest establishments dating back to 1895. It’s actually 5 very different venues all under one roof.
Firstly there’s Robinsons Saloon, which is a traditional Irish bar. Or why not step back in time further with a visit to Fibber Magees, decorated tastefully in old artefacts and with a huge welcoming fireplace as the centre piece? Here you can enjoy a creamy pint in relaxing surroundings to the sound of traditional Irish music.
You can also grab a bite to eat at Robinsons Bistro. This is a modern and chic bistro with comfy leather sofas, soft lighting and lovely views overlooking the streets of Belfast. It’s a very popular meeting venue.
Alternatively check out the intimate BT1 Bar and dance the night away. This is a modern and hip-hop venue with comfy booths and a great seating area.
And last, but by no means least, if you’d rather a great nightclub venue then look no further than Robinsons Roxy Night Club. It offers a great venue with top DJ’s spinning the very latest and requested hits and there are great promotions to avail of too.
The Globe is an extremely popular student club showcasing top DJ’s and karaoke sessions where you can sing along to your favourite songs. There are also many sports screens throughout the venue. From 12 noon to 8pm you can avail of tasty food and beverages at affordable rates.
Find out more about the New Year festivities visit The Globe website.
Other venues to check out for New Years Eve in Belfast:
As the clock approaches midnight and the “countdown” begins, head out onto Belfast’s streets and watch the spectacular fireworks light up the Belfast skies. Witness the laser light spectacular as the crackers and bells sound to ring out the old year, and ring in a New Year.
With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to decide where you want to be for the festivities and the New Year celebrations, why not make Belfast City your New Years Eve destination this year.
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