About Oh Yeah

The Oh Yeah music centre is a former bonded whiskey warehouse in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast's cultural district. It measures 14 500 square feet over three floors and features a performance space, a drop-in area, office units, a privately-run recording studio and exhibition space. Several parts of the building are scheduled for renovation.

Oh Yeah was recognised as a charity in 2008. Since moving into the building in 2007, we have hosted live events with the likes of Elbow, Gary Lightbody, Tim Wheeler from Ash, Duke Special, Foy Vance, Iain Archer, James Walsh from Starsailor, Lisa Hannigan and Jello Biafra.

We have worked with organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, The Equality Commission, The Prince's Trust, Include Youth, Opportunity Youth, UnLtd and Common Purpose.

Industry organisations such as the Musician's Union, PRS, MCPS plus Creative And Cultural Skills have used our facilities.

In 2008 we released an album, 'The Oh Yeah Sessions' featuring homegrown talent such as Cashier No. 9, Panama Kings, Kowalski, General Fiasco and In Case Of Fire.

A photographic exhibition, 20/20 was also launched in 2008.

We have staged events for the Ulster Bank Festival at Queens, The Open House Festival, The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and the Trans Festival.

A series of outreach programmes have provided training to disadvantaged young people in the fields of music photography, drumming and DJ skills.

We have received funding support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, UnLtd, 4Talent and Belfast City Council. We have been sponsored by Carling and HMV.

For more information, see our FAQ section.

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