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Simonetti’s Goblin to perform at Belfast Film Festival

January 16th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Belfast Film Festival has revealed one of the main attractions at this year’s festival will be a live soundtrack performance to Dawn Of The Dead by Simonetti’s Goblin.

An extensive programme for this year’s festival is still being pieced together, but details and ticket arrangements for the Simonetti’s Goblin show have been confirmed due to popular demand.

The live score of George Romero’s 1978 cult classic will be performed by the Italian progressive rock band in the main auditorium at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on 5th April.

Claudio Simonetti’s appearance along with some other members of the original Goblin line-up in April follows the sold-out live performance of the Suspria soundtrack by Simonetti and Co in Belfast last August (as part of the Belfast Film Festival summer programme Aurora).

The original Goblin produced a full score to the film and Simonetti’s incarnation of the band will treat the Belfast audience to thudding beats, power chords and one of the most influential soundtracks ever produced – against the backdrop of a flesh eating, ear bleeding, apocalyptic zombie playground.

Gruesome, sickening, violent and brutal, George Romero’s zombie cult masterpiece tells the story of a mysterious plague that sweeps the nation causing the dead to rise and roam the land, driven by their lust for living flesh.

The film follows four mismatched survivors who, having hijacked a helicopter, seek refuge in a suburban shopping mall in an ever-expanding zombie nation.

Tickets for the 5th April show (8pm start) are now available online at or by phoning (0044) 28 9024 6609.

The event is being run by Belfast Film Festival in partnership with Belfast Waterfront Hall.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….