Bullet for My Valentine | Custom House Square, Belfast (8pm, 26th August) | £31.50
Pretty boy metallers are the latest to hit Belsonic.
Alkaline Trio | Academy, Dublin (7:30pm, 26th August)/Limelight, Belfast (7pm, 27th August) | €24/£22.50
The punk-pop veterans make a couple of stops.
Just No, Libero, Philharmongrel | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 27th August) | €5
Dublin indie youngsters and friends.
Steve Vai | Nerve Centre, Derry (7pm, 28th August)/Mandela Hall, Belfast (8pm, 28th August) | £22/£29
Guitar hero plays a couple of northern dates.
Joe Henry | Whelan’s, Dublin (8pm, 28th August) | €16.50
Proximity to Lisa Hannigan makes most people look distinguished. Hey, Damien Rice.
Swords, Tara | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (11:30pm, 29th August) | FREE before 10:30pm
A free Swords gig, everyone!
Billy Bragg | Nerve Centre, Derry (8pm, 30th August) | £14.50
The troubadour forever dreaming of a new England.
Corinna Jaye | Whelan’s (upstairs), Dublin (8pm, 30th August) | €8
Singer-songwriter plays the upstairs room.
Cabin Collective | Campbell’s, Galway (8:30pm, 31st August) | €13
The Tuam country act head into town.
Levon Vincent | Bunatee, Belfast (10pm, 31st August) | £11.25
Deep house man hits Belfast after last week’s Twisted Pepper stop.
Hoodie Allen | Academy, Dublin (10pm, 1st September) | €25
The non-Gambino hipster rapper of choice returns.
Harvest Festival | Greyabbey Estate, Greyabbey, Ards (2pm, 31st August) | £20
Villagers top the line-up; a festival for those not heading to Stradbally.
Electric Picnic | Stradbally Estate, Stradbally, Co. Laois (30th August – 1st September) | SOLD OUT
The big one: MBV, Björk, Arctic Monkeys, the Knife, Warpaint, Wu-Tang, and the return of Franz Ferdinand. Oh, and a lot, LOT more.