BASTILLE - Mandela Hall
Saturday 6th April 2013 18:00

Following their spectacular sold out show at Oh Yeah Music Centre this past October, South London four-piece Bastille have just announced an exclusive headline performance at Mandela Hall Belfast on Saturday, April 6th 2013.

Only the brave and original survive the indie music maelstrom which either sucks new guitar bands down into the depths or produces identikit sounds capitalising on trends of any given time. Bastille have moved away from the common output being churned out by indie bands to create pop songs that are absorbing and genre defining without ever being formulaic. The origins of Bastille lie in the creative mind of singer/song writer Dan Smith whose embracement of multi-eclectic musical styles have led to one of the most exciting sounds in new music today.

The music of Bastille was brought to life by one, but on stage the songs are emancipated by four band members, each dabbling with vocals, keyboards and percussion. Chris Wood on drums and bassist, Will Farquarson, are old musical acquaintances of Dan's. Kyle Simmons, completing the line-up as keyboardist, is a friend of Dan’s who initially crossed paths with him at a party. Each has their main role in Bastille; however, confining them to a particular instrument would be as narrow as pigeon-holing Bastille to a certain musical genre. It is sonically that they are united, with vocal cohesion creating a live sound that transcends Dan’s more autonomous creative approach to recording the music.

New album entitled “Bad Blood” out March 1st

Tickets priced £13.50 excluding booking fee go on-sale this Friday, January 18th at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and


Artists » Bastille

Bastille is a group from South London, England that formed in 2010. Bastille started out as a solo project by Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The quartet consists of Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band comes from Bastille Day, which was the day when Smith was born. Bastille released their latest album, 'Bad Blood', on 4 March 2013 in the U.K. to international critical acclaim.

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Top Tracks:

  1. Pompeii
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Top Albums:

  1. Bad Blood
  2. All This Bad Blood
  3. Pompeii
  4. Bad Blood (The Extended Cut)
  5. Torn Apart (Bastille vs. GRADES)
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