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ATL | 17:02 UK time, Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Van Morrison has been confirmed as the headline act for the East Belfast Arts Festival on Saturday the 8th of September.

The festival will take place between the 5th and 9th of Septmber across numerous venues in East Belfast. Ticket sales and more acts are to be confirmed. For more information visit

The East Belfast native began his career in the 1950s, became the lead singer/songwriter with Them in the mid 1960s and in 1967 began his solo career. His hits include Brown Eyed Girl, Bright Side of the Road and Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.

Some of Morrisons most famed songs were penned about the East Belfast are including Madame George and Cypress Avenue. An annual Van Morrison bus tour visits various places in the east of the city that were namechecked in his songwriting.

It is expected that upwards of 8,000 might attend the headline event.


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