St Vitus Dance + Vernons Future Live

Sat 29th Oct, 8pm

The Pavilion, 296 Ormeau Road, Belfast


Tickets at Door from 8pm ( £10 ) 


The iconic Liverpool record label Probe Plus released essential sounds from alternative bands across the decades until it closed its doors in 2018. Now two bands from their roster are playing an exclusive intimate show at the Pavilion in Belfast.


For this special night we are delighted to present local legends St Vitus Dance reforming for a rare live appearance. St Vitus Dance were forged in Belfast, but relocated to Liverpool to release “Love Me, Love My Dogma” in 1987 on Probe Plus.


Marked out from the beginning by their own brand of sixties-tinged, intelligent pop, their first LP told tales of late night down-at-heel bars and low dives, of dodging road-blocks and getting the last black hack home.


Two more albums followed including “Glypotheque” in 2008 and “Bystanders” in 2012. The later was launched in Belfast, when they played alongside the Monochrome Set.


Vernons Future are an indie band from Oxford and London with their own distinctive twist on the poppier end of the indie spectrum. Vernons Future were born as The Vernons in Liverpool back in the1980s and played hundreds of gigs leading up to the release of album Smithdown Road on Probe Plus at the start of 1990.


After an almost imperceptible pause of around 25 years, with band members having spread across the world, Vernons Futures are now back again, with a new album “Aquaplaning”.


As well as the live music, there will be a selection of alternative 80s sounds, from Beefheart to the Beastie Boys from our DJs.


Take the journey from Joe’s Garage to Paul’s Boutique at the Pavilion Bar in Belfast, for a night celebrating the alternative side of music. If you tuned your dial to John Peel, then Radar Station is the night for you.