Iron Maiden ‘will go to town’ as Belsonic headliners

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has said it is “great to be returning to Belfast”, after his band were confirmed as a headline act for next year’s Belsonic.

The heavy metal stalwarts will play Ormeau Park on Monday 15 June 2020, for what will be one of only two UK festival shows for them next year.

“We will certainly go to town and add a few extra items to the show,” Dickinson said.

Iron Maiden have spent the summer on their critically acclaimed Legacy of the Beast tour across Northern America.

With over 90 million album sales, more than 2,000 live performances in 63 countries, tens of millions of fans, and 16 studio albums, they remain one of the biggest bands of all time.

Thousands of people will pack Ormeau Park in south Belfast for the annual Belsonic music festival. Credit: Presseye

Meanwhile, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has also been named as a Belsonic headliner and will take to the stage at Ormeau Park on Sunday 21 June for his biggest Belfast show to date.

The 22-year-old has been catapulted to stardom after his debut album spent six weeks at the top of the charts and was certified platinum in just 10 weeks.

It is currently the second highest selling album of the year in the UK and spawned the smash hit Someone You Loved, which spent seven weeks at Number 1 in the UK’s Official Singles Chart.

Belsonic tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 27 September.