Snow Patrol will be special guests at the Ulster Hall premiere of the movie Good Vibrations, which tells the story of Belfast punk rock legend Terri Hooley.
Famous faces from across the international entertainment industry will gather in the city on Thursday night for the first screening of the locally-filmed biopic.
It depicts the life of record shop owner and godfather of Northern Ireland’s punk music scene in the 1970s Hooley, and was shot largely in North Street where the store was established.
The premiere will kick off this year’s Belfast Film Festival with Bangor band Snow Patrol amongst the stars expected on the red carpet for the gala opening.
Michele Devlin, Belfast Film Festival Director, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be showcasing this landmark premiere on our opening night.
“Securing Good Vibrations is a real coup for the Belfast Film Festival and shows just how far the city has come.
“The global interest in this world premiere is a real indication of the high profile the festival enjoys and the film’s production demonstrates the world-class level of Northern Ireland’s film industry.”
Good Vibrations features an ensemble cast of local actors, including Richard Dormer as Terri Hooley alongside Michael Colgan and Adrian Dunbar.
The creative team also hails from NI, including husband and wife directors Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, scriptwriters Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry and David Holmes on music.
Film festival organisers said an additional screening has been organised at the Ulster Hall and another at the Movie House due to high demand.
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From Gary’s twitter: So hoped to make it home for the @goodvibesfilm premiere tomorrow but I’ve got too much writing still to do. Have an amazing night everyone!