Featuring artists and performers from across the globe, enjoy world-class theatre, music and visual arts.
Soul sensation and singer-songwriter Paul Carrack will hit the stage at the Grand Opera House on Saturday 21 October.
The festival will also see the Irish Premiere of Celui Qui Tombe (He Who Falls) presented by Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois. The circus-influenced spectacle swings into action at the Grand Opera House on 19 and 20 October. The Ulster Hall will host Russia's famous Mariinsky Orchestra on 11 October. Conducted by Valery Gergiev, the orchestra will perform an all-Russian programme climaxing with Shostakovich's epic Symphony number 11.
The full programme of events will be available at www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com . The event runs from 6th - 28th October.