Dreaming in Denial + guests Live at Black Box

Published on: November 2, 2021

December 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

This event will be STANDING with some unreserved seating. All ticket holders will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.

Ticketholders will need to provide ONE of the following;-

Proof of full vaccination – both doses received (A full 14 days must have passed since the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received)
Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to attending the event
Proof of natural immunity antibodies based on a positive NHS PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period

Covid Status Check conditions of entry full detais- https://www.blackboxbelfast.com/covid-19/





This is a self-promoted event, by original bands/artists all hailing from Northern Ireland to bring their unique sound to a Belfast audience.

Formed in 2018, Dreaming in Denial are an up-and-coming alternative rock band from Newry, Northern Ireland. Consisting of members Odhran ‘OOK’ O’Kane, Ferghal ‘Früg’ Hughes and James ‘Jimothy’ Smyth, the band’s first two releases ‘Serpent’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Go Under’ gained lots of momentum in the local music scene. Their debut album, ‘i felt a funeral, in my brain’, is releasing May 11th and is sure to be a great continuation of their work to date.

Newry based singer and songwriter Jessica James began writing and gigging professionally at just 13, drawing inspiration from primarily alternative female artists including Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple and Kate Bush, and has been compared with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Billie Eilish. Jessica was a finalist in the Irish Youth Music Awards representing Newry in 2018, a semi finalist at Soloist Ireland 2018, a finalist at Volume Control’s Clash of the New Breeds 2019 and has performed at The Sunflower Fest 2018, The Dalraida Festival 2019 and at the Oh Yeah Music Centre. She once even sang for Prince Harry and Megan Markle! Early demos of Jessica’s work have been featured on the John Toal show BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Introducing – Across the Line and Q Radio. At the age of just 12 fate intervened to bring Jessica in contact with Danny O’Donoghue, lead singer of The Script, outside a hotel bar while The Script were headlining Tennent’s Vital in 2015. They spoke and Jessica told Danny of her dream to be a famous musician when she grew up, to which Danny replied “keep writing and playing and believe in yourself and you’ll get there one day”. Words that have rung in Jessica’s ears every day since as she continues to forge a path in the world of music.

Belfast’s very own The Continentals are bringing their signature flavour of indie rock to kick things off with a bang.


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The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

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Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need