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The SSE Arena, Belfast wish to thank all our staff, customers and artists for their continued co-operation and understanding during this unprecedented time in the interests of health and welfare of all. If you have tickets to an event that is cancelled or rescheduled, you will receive information in advance regarding this.

Rescheduled Events >>> Tickets remain valid for the new date

Cancelled Events >>> Credit card refunds are automatically refunded onto the card that was used to make the purchase. Please note that refunds may take slightly longer than normal at this time due to the ongoing situation. We would like to thank you for your patience.

ALL tickets purchased at a Ticketmaster outlet must be returned to the same Ticketmaster outlet

For a full listing of cancelled and rescheduled shows from Ticketmaster across Ireland please click here.

David Gray reschedules Belfast date to September 2021

Hello everyone, as I’m sure you’re all aware, trying to make workable plans at this moment in time is a major challenge to say the very least. The latest update on the U.K. and Ireland White Ladder Anniversary dates is that due to government restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, these shows have now had to be rescheduled and will now no longer take place in March 2021 but rather in September 2021 instead. Customers are advised to keep hold of their tickets as they will still be valid for the new revised dates. Thank you all once again for your patience, this is a tough time for everyone but we’ll get through it. See you out there....Dave x

Show on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 is rescheduling to Tuesday 7th September 2021.

Update for Giants Season Ticket Holders and Partners

We expect that many of you will have questions and so, we wanted to provide answers to as many as we possibly can.

ARE YOU A 2020/21 SEASON TICKET HOLDER?

We want to thank you for your valued commitment and support to the Giants. We really appreciate all of your messages of support, as well as your continued backing. The Stena Line Belfast Giants wouldn’t be the club it is without its fans and as we always say, our season ticket holders are the backbone of this club.

Sadly, having a full EIHL season starting in 2020 with 10 teams is now beyond us. The League is looking into the possibility of some form of ice hockey potentially taking place in the UK in early 2021, but this may not include all teams and is dependent on government guidelines and crowds being allowed back inside venues.

We will continue our discussions with the Elite League Board, but our focus is now on the 2021-2022 season.

We need your support now more than ever. To help us plan for the future, we’re keen to bring as many of our season ticket holders forward to the 2021-2022 season as possible.

• You will be able to pause your current direct debit and roll over your existing balance to the 2021/22 Elite League season.

• Or, you can continue to pay your direct debits until 1st March 2021. Therefore, you will be able to look forward to the 2021/22 Elite League season, knowing that your balance is paid in full.

• If you need a refund, we will of course look after this for you. Refund requests should be made via Ticketmaster. Login to your season ticket account on Ticketmaster here from 3pm on Wednesday 16th September to select which option you would prefer.

As an incentive to transfer your 2020-21 season ticket money over to season 2021-22, we would like to offer the following package of benefits:

• Your 2020/21 package will be automatically become a Season Ticket for the 2021/22 season, with prices frozen for you.

• You will receive a £50 credit towards food and drinks at The SSE Arena, Belfast during the 2021/22 season.

• You will also receive a bespoke 2020/21 jersey (worth £65) that won’t be available for sale anywhere else. We will send you more information on how you can claim this via email in advance of the 2021/22 season.

• Over the coming months, we will be hosting live fan events with Head Coach, Adam Keefe and other special guests that will be exclusive for our 2021/22 season ticket holders. These events will be held online, for now, with a view to hosting these in person, when it is safe to do so.

• Lastly, when we return for the 2021/22 season, we want to do something special for our Giants season ticket holders. As a thank you for your support, we will inscribe the names of all 2021/22 season ticket holders in the ice at the SSE Arena.

Your name will be on the ice, just inside the blue line on the end of the ice the Giants defends twice. So, away teams will not only have to defeat Belfast, the team – they will now also have to defeat Belfast, the people.

WERE YOU A 2019/20 SEASON TICKET HOLDER?

We also want to thank you for your support. We know that the vast majority of you have already committed to a package for the 2020/21 season.

You will receive a £20 credit towards food and drinks during the 2021/22 season. The credit will be given to you, regardless of whether you had signed up for a 2020/21 season ticket or not. We will send you more information on how you can claim this via email before the beginning of the 2021/22 season.

We will also give you the opportunity to take advantage of some of the incentives we have detailed above, should you decide to purchase the 2021-22 season ticket before the end of January 2021.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Are you an official sponsor or partner of the Belfast Giants? We also want to thank you for all of your messages of support over the last number of months.

You will have already received information from us to keep you updated on this situation. If you have any queries – then please contact Mark Brooks at any time.

Giants Update on the 2020/21 Season

The Odyssey Trust, owners of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, can confirm that the 2020-21 EIHL season has been suspended. The Elite League was scheduled to start on December 5th, with a Magic5 weekend in Nottingham. Regrettably, current government guidelines on mass gatherings and social distancing mean this will not be possible.

Over the last six months, we have been working hard with the other nine teams in the League to facilitate a return to play for the 2020-21 season. We are extremely disappointed that we are unable to find a model that is economically viable, meets all government guidelines and is safe for our fans and players.

Sadly, having a full EIHL season starting in 2020 with 10 teams is now beyond us. The League is looking into the possibility of some form of ice hockey potentially taking place in the UK in early 2021, but this may not include all teams and is dependent on crowds being allowed back inside venues.

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the sport, leisure and entertainment sectors. This will be the first time in our 20-year history that the Giants will miss a season.

The Odyssey Trust is committed to the future of hockey in Belfast – with the Giants, as well as the Friendship Four NCAA competition. Therefore, the focus will now turn to implementing our return to business strategy for the 2021/22 Elite League season.

We informed our players very early during this pandemic that we were not going to hold them back from finding other opportunities and have kept them updated on our conversations with the Elite League Board.

We have retained a core team of non-playing staff, so that we are ready to rebuild a new team when the time comes, and our recruitment will now focus on the 2021/22 Elite League season.

This pandemic has been challenging for all of us and whilst we are disappointed not to be playing this season, we do understand that there are factors far bigger than hockey at play in the world right now.

ROBERT FITZPATRICK, CEO OF THE ODYSSEY TRUST SAID:

“Thanks to the Belfast Giants, ice hockey is now a mainstream sport of choice for many people in Northern Ireland. In the land of the Giants everyone is equal, regardless of class, creed or gender and that’s what make us special to so many of our fans, sponsors and supporters. Unfortunately, Covid-19 doesn’t discriminate either and we have been hit extremely hard by this virus. As a tier five business, we will be amongst the last to re-open.”

“We are committed to safeguarding the future of the Belfast Giants and will prepare to return for the 2021-22 season, but Covid-19 still poses a very serious threat to our business. We are doing everything we can to mitigate this threat, but we also need government to step up and provide vital support to protect the future of our industry, which contributes so much, not just in significant economic impact but also as part of the cultural and social fabric of our city.”

Over the next few months, we will miss Hockey Night in Belfast at the SSE Arena and we know you will too. Right now, we ask that you take care of yourselves and your families. We will get through this and can’t wait to be back on the ice again. In the meantime, we are planning a range of initiatives to keep the Belfast Giants community spirit alive and well.

Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey and Commercial, the Odyssey Trust said:

“We hoped that this day would not come and it’s with a heavy heart that we confirm that the League has been suspended. It’s very disappointing but given the circumstances, there was no other option. We, like many clubs, have reached the point of no return for a 2020 start to the season; we need to start committing to significant expenses to build a team and with no government guidance on the timeline for the reintroduction of indoor sports events and mass gatherings, we simply can’t take that risk.”

“We understand how difficult this news is going to be for our incredible fans, some of whom haven’t missed a game in 20 years. We want to assure you that we will do everything possible to bring ice hockey back to this amazing city at the earliest possible opportunity and that we will work hard to keep the Belfast Giants family connected, through a range of fan initiatives and events, which we will be announcing soon.”

“We will be recording a special edition of A View from the Bridge this week and would invite fans to share any questions they have with us via email to info@belfastgiants.com. We will endeavour to get through as many fan questions, as possible.”

#WeAreGiants #WeAreTogether

Rend Collective reschedule to 2021

Rend Collective have rescheduled their SSE Arena show to Saturday 23 October 2021.

Original tickets will be valid for the new date.

Lush Classical reschedules

Our fingers and toes were crossed and we held out for a miracle but unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic Lush Classical at The SSE Arena, Belfast is rescheduling to Saturday 16 October 2021.

Original tickets will be valid for the new date.

Farmer's Bash cancellation

Our fingers and toes were well crossed and we held out for a miracle but unfortunately, it looks like COVID-19 is set to be with us for quite some time yet. We have therefore made the heart-breaking decision to cancel this year’s Farmer’s Bash, which was scheduled for Friday 9th October at The SSE Arena, Belfast.

We would like to thank all our fans for their patience and support during these difficult times but we promise you this...we will comeback BIGGER & BETTER than ever for one massive reunion VERY SOON!

In the meantime, all ticket holders will be automatically refunded.

Keep an eye on our page for more exciting news coming soon....

Biggest 80s 90s Disco

Biggest 80s 90s Disco is rescheduling to Saturday 22 May 2021.

Original tickets will be valid for the new date.

André Rieu postpones UK/Ireland tour to April 2021

As the coronavirus continues to spread, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra are unfortunately forced to postpone their UK/Ireland tour again. André Rieu is looking forward to welcoming audiences back to his concerts in April 2021, which are on sale now.

André Rieu says: "Hello my dear friends in the UK and Ireland, my orchestra and I were looking forward so much to playing for you in September. However as the coronavirus continues to spread we are unfortunately forced to postpone our tour to April 2021. But safety comes first! Please stay healthy and I am looking forward so much to seeing you again in April. Much love from Maastricht!”

Original tickets will be valid for the new SSE Arena, Belfast date on Thursday 8th April 2021.

Genesis reschedule Belfast date

Genesis reschedule Belfast date from November 19th to April 18th 2021.

All tickets for the original date will remain valid for the new date.

Paddy Raff's 19th September date reschedules to 6th March 2021

Due to the ongoing regulations around COVID19, Paddy Raff’s sold out performance scheduled for 19th September 2020 at SSE Arena Belfast has been rescheduled to Saturday 6th March 2021. All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled show.

The 2020 Friendship Four

The Odyssey Trust regret to announce that the 2020 Friendship Four tournament will not take place on November 27th and 28th at The SSE Arena, Belfast due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The Friendship Four has been a transformational event for the Northern Ireland community, providing opportunities for the Odyssey Trust to promote education, social welfare and community integration in Northern Ireland.

“On behalf of The Odyssey Trust I would like to thank both ECAC Hockey Commissioner Steve Hagwell and Atlantic Hockey Commissioner Bob DeGregorio as well as the 2020 participants; Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Army West Point and Mercyhurst University for their tireless and unwavering belief in the Friendship Four tournament and its wider objectives . The Odyssey Trust, along with the participants and league commissioners will continue to explore all options to ensure the legacy of the Friendship Four tournament will endure through this challenging time. The Friendship Four tournament and all of its wider community objectives would not be possible without the tremendous support from the Northern Ireland community and all of its tournament partners.” Odyssey Trust Chairman Eric Porter

Tickets purchased for the 2020 Friendship Four will be automatically refunded.

Cage Warriors cancel Belfast show - rescheduled date to be confirmed soon

Following ongoing government measures relating to Covid-19 crisis, Cage Warriors have removed a number of events from their 2020 schedule.

In a necessary re-shaping of their 2020 schedule, Cage Warriors have postponed the following events:

Cork - 25th July

Cardiff - 8th August

Belfast - 26th September

Birmingham - 10th October

Stay tuned for an imminent announcement on a set of new events, which will see Cage Warriors make their long-awaited return to action this year.

Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan has issued the following statement:

“This year the world has thrown things at us that we couldn’t have predicted, and it’s with regret that we announce these cancellations.

“But our plan was always to return at the first given opportunity with some of the biggest and best cards we can possibly put together, and we’re almost ready to show you what we’ve been working on.

“The lockdown period has allowed us to spend real time planning how and where to return with the most impact. We can’t wait to be back.”

Original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date once announced.

UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE’S BELFAST VISIT CANCELLED + 2021 DATE ANNOUNCED

The planned Unibet Premier League night on Thursday August 13 2020 at The SSE Arena has been cancelled, with darts’ roadshow tournament now set to return to Belfast on Thursday March 11 2021.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and current restrictions, the annual visit of darts’ top stars – including world number one Michael van Gerwen, World Champion Peter Wright and Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney – to Belfast earlier this year had been moved back to August 13.

However, the Belfast night is one of six rescheduled dates which have now had to be cancelled and replaced by a series of behind-closed-doors events when the 2020 tournament resumes next month.

The PDC have confirmed the dates for the 2021 Premier League season, which now see The SSE Arena host the sixth of 17 nights on Thursday March 11.

Original tickets will be transferred to the new date.

The deadline for fans who wish to claim a refund, from their point of purchase, for the cancelled 2020 Premier League night is 1700 BST on Friday July 31.

Further ticket information can be found at www.pdc.tv/tickets.

Elton John reschedules to 6 December 2021

Elton John reschedules to 6 December 2021. All original tickets are valid for the new date.

JLS reschedule Beat Again Tour - Belfast 11 June 2021

With regret we’ve had to make the decision to reschedule our JLS Beat Again tour to June 2021 as ensuring the safety of our incredible fans, crew and venue staff is our main priority.

Our reunion tour is such a monumental moment for us as a band that we want to make sure we are able to give the best show possible. Given the amount of time and preparation it takes to produce an event of such scale we’ve had to postpone to a time that permits us to do so.

All tickets will be valid for the new dates, please contact your point of purchase for more information.

We can’t wait to see you all next year and thank you for your patience and endless support. It’s all love.

JB, Aston, Marvin and Oritsé

Magic of Motown reschedules to March 5th 2021

In view of the uncertainty surrounding the effects that COVID-19 is having on the reopening of arenas to their maximum capacity, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Magic of Motown to 5 March 2021. All tickets purchased will be valid for the new date and we look forward to seeing you then and presenting this great show for everyone to enjoy.

We appreciate your understanding at this difficult time…..stay safe and well.

Radio GaGa reschedules to May 29th 2021

In view of the uncertainty surrounding the effects that COVID-19 is having on the reopening of arenas to their maximum capacity, we have made the difficult decision to postpone RADIO GAGA until May 29 2021.

All tickets purchased will be valid for the new date and we look forward to seeing you then and presenting this great show for everyone to enjoy.

We appreciate your understanding at this difficult time…..stay safe and well.

The Belfast International Tattoo reschedules

The Board of Directors for The Belfast International Tattoo 2020 regret to announce, that due to the current unclear information around social distancing in relation to the current Covid 19 Pandemic and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the participants, staff, crew and audience members young and old, they felt they had to take the decision to reschedule the Belfast International Tattoo until the 3rd and 4th of September 2021 at The SSE Arena, Belfast.

All tickets sold for the Belfast International Tattoo 2020 will still be valid for the 2021 Belfast International Tattoo on the 3rd and 4th September 2021, where the show will be celebrating the Centenary of Northern Ireland, with appearances by some special guests.

Anyone wishing to avail of a refund for their tickets should contact the outlet where they bought their tickets from for a refund.

Tickets are now on sale for The Belfast International Tattoo 2021 through Ticketmaster and further details will be released soon on the list of Bands and Artistes appearing at The Belfast International Tattoo 2021.

We look forward to your continued support for the Belfast International Tattoo and look forward to welcoming you all to the SSE Arena in September 2021 in what will be an amazing show.

5 Seconds of Summer reschedule Belfast date

5 Seconds of Summer have rescheduled their Belfast date to April 13th 2021.

Tickets for the original date are valid for the new date.

In Conversation with The Sopranos reschedules to June 26th 2021

In Conversation with The Sopranos Important Information from Event Organisers >>>

"Following directives issued by the government and health authorities, all theatres will remain closed until further notice. In accordance with this we have had to reschedule ‘In Conversation With The Sopranos’ due to take place on Sunday the 31st of May 2020 in The SSE Arena Belfast. The new date for this show will be Saturday June 26th 2021. All tickets purchased remain valid for this new date."

Paw Patrol Event Information

Due to the COVID-19 situation and as a precaution to the safety of our audiences, cast and staff, the 2020 PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" tour, promoted by TEG MJR, has been postponed to summer 2021.

If you have purchased tickets for any show on Saturday 22nd August, your tickets will be rescheduled to 1st July 2021.

If you have purchased tickets for any show on Sunday 23rd August they unfortunately are cancelled. You will be issued a refund and you will need to re-book for the new date.

Niall Horan has cancelled his ‘NICE TO MEET YA’ Tour including Belfast shows October 27th & 28th 2020

Credit card refunds are automatically refunded onto the card that was used to make the purchase. Please note that refunds may take slightly longer than normal at this time due to the ongoing situation. We would like to thank you for your patience.

ALL tickets purchased at a Ticketmaster outlet must be returned to the same Ticketmaster outlet.

Snoop Dogg reschedules to Saturday 20th February 2021

Due to current restrictions relating to Covid-19, the Snoop Dogg event has been rescheduled to Saturday 20th February 2021. Original tickets remain valid for the rescheduled show and you do not need to do anything to secure your booking.

Cage Warriors postpone upcoming Belfast date

Following new government measures relating to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Cage Warriors have set a new date for Belfast.

Cage Warriors’ Belfast event, originally scheduled for May 16th at the SSE Arena, will now take place at the same venue on September 26th.

“We would like to apologise to fans who were looking forward to these events and thank them for their continued support, but May will have to be rescheduled,” said Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan.

“We are still coming to showcase your hometown fighters, but a bit later than we would have liked. More widely, we would like to assure the MMA community that as soon as the situation in Europe improves, we’ll be putting fights on at the first given opportunity.”

Tickets remain valid for the rescheduled date.

Paddy Raff date rescheduled to 19 September 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Paddy Raff’s sold out SSE Arena show scheduled for April 25th 2020 has now been rescheduled for Saturday September 19th 2020.

All tickets remain valid for the reschedule show. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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