And it doesn't stop there. Belfast's enduring musical pedigree has spawned some of the world’s biggest acts, including Stiff Little Fingers. Yes, the energetic punk bank who have been touring since the 1970s, and are counted by punk legends Green Day as a major influence on their unique style.
More contemporary acts are taking the charts by storm every year, too. Founded in Northern Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club and Snow Patrol are making waves around the globe, changing up the indie, electronica and rock ‘n roll scenes. And exciting artists are emerging all the time, including EDM favourites Bicep who headline the annual AVA festival in Belfast and the indie-folk stylings of Jealous of the Birds and Ciaran Lavery.