International Women’s day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women in social, political and cultural areas and to empower young girls to dream big.
We have all admired someone in our lives whether it be our favourite singer, character or band who have brought lifelong memories of joy and excitement to our lives. To mark the achievements of women in the entertainment industry we have put together some of the most inspirational leading ladies, divas and girl bands who are coming to the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall, Belfast.
Music for Good Friday, 10 April 2020
The Ulster Orchestra’s Music for Good Friday show will feature one of Ireland’s leading sopranos Ailish Tynan. Ailish has received accolades such as “Vilar Young Artist” from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a “BBC New Generation Artist” award. She is also recognised internationally as an opera singer, recitalist and recording artist having been invited to the world’s most prestigious concert halls and opera theatres, and we are delighted to welcome her to the Ulster Hall.
Kerry Ellis, 09 May 2020
For the first time ever, Kerry Ellis is arriving at Belfast for a solo gig at the Ulster Hall. Kerry is the ultimate leading lady of the West End with an illustrious career of over 20 years. Kerry has played some of theatres most influential female leads, from Nancy in Oliver!, Fantine in Les Miserables and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She was also the first British Elphaba in both the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked.
Kerry’s talent translates to the charts too where she has released four chart-topping albums that led to her touring with Brian May of Queen!
Whether you are a musical theatre lover or are just looking for a night of joy, talent and entertainment this is one for you.
Wannabe, 27 June 2020
Five superstar women debuted in 1996 with a song that would change not only their lives but a generation of people all wanting a bit of Girl Power! “Wannabe” was the Spice Girls smash hit song that reached number one in 31 countries, they are now officially the bestselling girl band of all time. The Spice Girls were a new sense of empowerment for young girls from their power vocals, sassy outfits and cheeky behaviour. This spectacular show encompasses all the above, with all your favourite songs, “Stop”, “Who Do You Think You Are”, “Viva Forever” plus so much more! This is the ultimate girls’ night out party, so grab your Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh friend for a night of fun, laughter and GIRL POWER!
The Greatest Love of All, 09 September 2020
Whitney Houston is a true diva of female empowerment whose songs have brought fans feelings of joy, heartbreak and most importantly, love. Belinda Davids brings Whitney’s biggest hits to life with her breath-taking vocals, stunning live band and backing vocalists. You can sing-along with chart toppers, I Will Always Love You or dance the night the away with club classics How Will I Know and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Audiences worldwide have been left in awe of this show considering it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we can’t wait to see it!
What’s Love Got to Do with It? 12 September 2020
Tina Turner’s career spans over 50 years with some of the most iconic songs that will live on for generations to come. This celebration of the legend’s music is the ultimate high energy, feel good night out for the ladies. With tracks such as Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to Do with It?, The Best and much more, this is a guaranteed night of breath-taking dancing, joyous singalongs and memories that will last a lifetime!
In 1968, Dionne made history not only for earning her first Grammy Award but for also being the first African American woman to perform for the Queen of England.
Dionne Warwick, 19 September 2020
The legendary Dionne Warwick is coming to the Waterfront Hall this September for her farewell tour that will celebrate her monumental career in the music industry. This fantastic concert will include songs such as I Say a Little Prayer, Walk on by, Anyone Who Had a Heart plus so much more. In 1968, Dionne made history not only for earning her first Grammy Award but for also being the first African American woman to perform for the Queen of England. Proving her undeniable talent, it is no surprise that Dionne is one of the most charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Billboard Hot 100.