Bullitt Hotel is bringing Banter to Belfast. Quite literally.

Banter is an ongoing series of public interviews, discussions and conversations, which has featured on the programmes of top festivals (including Electric Picnic and Other Voices), venues and spaces across Ireland, Britain, Europe and the United States. Since its launch in 2009, the Banter event series has welcomed a cast of thousands, covering topics from craft beer, football, nudge theory, Madonna, David Bowie and much more besides.

Now, a new monthly residency will take place in Belfast. For Banter’s first outing at Bullitt, the panel will explore the sound of the city, asking just what is the current state of Belfast’s musical nation?

The debut Banter at Bullitt event takes place on Wednesday 7th June, promising compelling chat and lively discussions around NI’s top musical talent.

Banter host and producer, Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll will be joined by Sarah McBriar (director and creative producer of the AVA Festival), Jonny Carberry (resident DJ and music creator at Bullitt) and Stuart Bailie (music journalist and co-presenter of Across the Line) to discuss what the future sound of Belfast will be.

To book your place email or ring +44 (0)28 9590 0600, or visit for further details.


What: Banter at Bullitt. This month’s topic: Is there life beyond Van: The state of Belfast’s musical landscape.

Where: Baltic at Bullitt Hotel, 40a Church Lane, Belfast, BT1 4QN

When: Wednesday 7th June, 6.30pm

Tickets: £5 which includes a Jameson Black Barrel cocktail on arrival. Contact to book your seat.

Banter will take place on the first Wednesday of every month at Bullitt. Next Up: The Robots are Taking Over Belfast; What will your job look like in 2027? On Wednesday July 5th.