It’s mental health awareness month and there has never been a year were looking after our wellbeing has been more important. Whether it’s listening to music on a run or dancing around your living room like no one is watching - music lifts our souls and we are excited that live music is on its way back.
Did you know that studies have shown that music can boost your mood and fend off depression? It’s not just your gut telling you that…it’s science!
With an opening date on the horizon, the countdown is on to your next live music experience. We're so close to feeling the movement of the crowd, the bass music thumping against your chest and the hundreds of like-minded people singing in unison with their favourite artist or band.
The emotional connections that are created in the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall begin from the moment you purchase your ticket to a concert. The excitement of getting the date in the diary, the plans for where you’re going for dinner and drinks before the concert, to the buzzing atmosphere felt the minute you walk through our doors as fans wait in anticipation for their favourite artist take to the stage.
The warmth and energy of the Belfast audience is what makes the experience magical, you will look around and think ‘what a time to be alive’, you’ll leave the venues with that uplifted feeling, and this is an #IWasThereWhen moment that you will reflect on in years to come.
A study finds that music improves emotional wellbeing by more than 20%.
According to a study carried out by behavioural science professor Patrick Fagan, music has long been key to helping people manage their mental and emotional health and that attending a live music show every two weeks might help people live longer.
"Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing—with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key" Patrick Fagan
Live entertainment has the ability to hold your attention and the happy memories created will not evaporate as you leave the doors of our venues. Positive experiences and stories spread and grow, you talk about the gig with friends afterwards and share your experience with family members.
We all know the good vibes felt when we hear our favourite songs. Whether you’re in the car, the shower, or on the nightclub dancefloor, never be afraid to release those endorphins and be in the moment. Imagine experiencing a moment like this at a live concert? Where people from all walks of life are in the same room enjoying the atmosphere – it's a feeling like no other.