Irish rock duo DEA MATRONA play Mandela Hall, Belfast on Saturday, 3rd June

Dea Matrona

Irish rock duo Dea Matrona concludes their first full UK and Ireland headline tour with a hometown show at Mandela in Belfast on Saturday, 3rd June. The band say about the show, “Mandela Hall will be our biggest and only Belfast show of 2023.”

Dea Matrona comprises two school friends, Mollie McGinn and Orlaith Forsythe, who grew up busking to their favourite rock ‘n’ roll anthems on the streets of Belfast. Covering the likes of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Homeward Bound’, they have reached an online community of 250,000 followers and racked up over 8 million views on YouTube. With their hard-hitting riffs and musical intensity, they have established a rare, sensational sound – gritty and real but loaded with melody and style.

2022 saw successful shows across UK + Europe, including supporting Eagles of Death Metal on their European tour, followed by The Academic and Feeder, plus a multitude of Summer festivals, including Electric Picnic, Rock Werchter, Rock In The City and Retro C Trop, ending with a triumphant show at Trans Musicales Festival, France.

2023 started with a bang, playing at Eurosonic Festival and performing at the European Live Festival Awards. The band will also be heading out to Texas to play SXSW Festival at the British Music Embassy in March, as well as the Belfast City Output Showcase, the Official SXSW showcase and the End of the Trail showcase. They also supported Chris Shiflett on tour before embarking on their headline tour in May.



Saturday, 3rd June 2023



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