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List of Famous Bands from Belfast

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List of Belfast bands, listed by their level of fame. This Belfast musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Belfast bands are included, as well as many Belfast musicians of underground status. This list of Belfast musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Belfast bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List includes Van Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Belfast?" or "What is a list of Belfast bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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    Van Morrison

    Van Morrison

    Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsAstral Weeks, Moondance, Saint Dominic's Preview, It's Too Late to Stop Now, The Best of Van Morrison

    Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Stiff Little Fingers

    AlbumsInflammable Material, Now Then…, Nobody's Heroes, Guitar and Drum, See You Up There!

    Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977,... more on Wikipedia

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    #16 of 44 Punk Bands with the Best Lyrics#1310 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 3
    The Adventures

    The Adventures

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsThe Sea of Love, Theodore and Friends, Lions and Tigers and Bears, Trading Secrets With the Moon, The Adventures

    The Adventures are a Northern Irish rock group, formed in Belfast in 1984. The band later... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jake Burns

    Jake Burns

    Pop music, Rock music
    John "Jake" Burns (born 21 February 1958, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Henry Cluney

    Henry Cluney

    Rock music, Punk rock
    Henry Cluney (born 4 August 1957, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a guitarist who is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 6


    Pop music, Power pop

    AlbumsGod Bless the Starjets, Ten Years

    The Starjets were a late 1970s power pop/punk rock group from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 7


    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsThe Angry Young Them, Them, Them Again, Happy Tiger Years, Time Out! Time in for Them

    Them were a Northern Irish rock band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known... more on Wikipedia


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    Brian Kennedy

    Brian Kennedy

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsOn Song, Interpretations, Voice, A Better Man, On Song 2

    Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born 12 October 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter and author... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Eire Apparent were a band from Northern Ireland, noted for launching the careers of Henry... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ali McMordie

    Ali McMordie

    Pop music, Rock music
    Alistair Jardine "Ali" McMordie (born 31 March 1959 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a bass... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bel's Boys

    Bel's Boys

    Pop music, Pop rock

    AlbumsPeople Let's Go, Today's the Day

    Bel's Boys refers to a pop/rock band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and also to a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Doc Neeson

    Doc Neeson

    Blues-rock, Rock music
    Bernard Patrick "Doc" Neeson OAM (4 January 1947 – 4 June 2014) was an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Gordon Blair

    Rock music, Punk rock
    Gordon Blair may refer to: Gordon Blair (musician) (born 1953), Northern Irish... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Brian Faloon

    Rock music, Punk rock
    Brian Faloon is a musician born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He played drums for Highway... more on Wikipedia
  • 15


    Rock music, Contemporary Christian music

    AlbumsKingdom, God of This City, Greater Things

    Bluetree is a Northern Irish contemporary Christian band. The band is best known for its song... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Sweet Savage

    Heavy metal, Hard rock

    AlbumsArchives: 1984-1989, Killing Time, Rune, Straight Through the Heart, The Raid

    Sweet Savage are a metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1979. The band once... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Sham Rock

    Pop music, Folk music

    AlbumsTell Me Ma

    Sham Rock are an Irish pseudo-folk band, best known for their 1998 single, "Tell Me Ma". The... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Stalag 17

    Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    AlbumsWe Will Be Free, The Truth Will Be Heard

    Stalag 17 were an anarcho-punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland that existed from 1980 to... more on Wikipedia
  • 19


    Goregrind, Heavy metal
    Condemned are a death metal / deathgrind band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 20
    Burning Codes

    Burning Codes

  • 21


    Rock music
    catoan was an Irish rock/prog-folk band, formed in Belfast in 2006 by singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jim Reilly

    Jim Reilly

    Rock music, Punk rock
    James G. Reilly (born May 9, 1957) is the second drummer for the Northern Ireland based punk... more on Wikipedia
  • 23


    Indie pop, New Wave

    AlbumsTake the Whole Midrange and Boost It, Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer were an indie pop band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band was made up of... more on Wikipedia
  • 24


    Crust punk, Industrial music

    AlbumsVermiculatus, Headworm

    Scald are an extreme metal band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They are known for their... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Toxic Waste

    Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

    AlbumsWe Will Be Free, The Truth Will Be Heard, We Will Be Free, The Whole 9mm

    Toxic Waste was an anarcho-punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.