Incredibly this is the eighth year for ‘Rock for Alzheimer’s’ and previous sell out gigs have already raised £39,000 in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society NI, featuring top local rock tributes, all of whom have a personal family story to tell in relation to Alzheimer’s. In fact this annual event won ‘fundraiser of the year’ category of The Dementia Friendly Awards in November 2017. We are proud to again host this event in Belfast and equally delighted that this year the bands are doing an additional gig in the North West (Nerve Centre) in an effort to reach a total of £50,000.
Celebrating over 25 years together, AC?DC have turned the celebrating of Bon Scott’s music into a near religious experience. Their set highlights the wonderful music the man left behind, from the hits like Highway to Hell, Touch Too Much and It’s a Long Way to the Top. Add to that Thunderstruck, You Shook Me (all Night Long) and Back in Black from the Johnson era and you have an incredible night of AC/DC music played live by five DC fanatics. If you have never seen these guys, come down and enjoy the show, if you have seen them, you’ll have your ticket already.
For 30 years Arms of Venus de Milo have been one of Northern Ireland’s premier Rock and Indie cover bands. Widely respected for their versatile and energetic set list covering almost five decades, they have built up a loyal and well-deserved fan base, not least among Empire regulars. You’re guaranteed not to hear the same set twice, and can expect to hear anything and everything including Guns N’ Roses, Killers, Bon Jovi, Queen, Zeppelin, U2, Journey, The Who, Stereophonics, Metallica, Sabbath, Floyd and much more. The band have supported AC?DC on all the Rock For Alzheimer’s gigs, in hard hitting style. ‘The Arms’ go from strength to strength and you will not be disappointed with this year’s instalment.
Opening the show once again this year are The Foyer Incident. A crackin’ acoustic duo with a busy schedule, comprising of vocalist and guitarist, delivering classic songs and rock anthems with a twist. These pair will have you singing it loud – Rock done different and not to be missed!