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Nathan Carter and Paul van Dyk to light up Lanyon Hall

READY TO ROCK: Live music lovers Dan Laird and Christine Rock are ‘tuning up’ for the launch of Northern Ireland’s newest live entertainment venue, Lanyon Hall in Cookstown, which is set to open its doors in December.

Country star and Superstar DJ to launch NI’s newest live venue

NORTHERN IRELAND’s newest live venue will open its doors to the public for the first time in December with performances from country music star Nathan Carter and Grammy-winning international DJ Paul van Dyk.

Lanyon Hall in Cookstown is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose live arena, inspired by venues in New York and Nashville, and its ‘Grand Opening Weekend’ will take place on December 11-12.

The launch of the Molesworth Street venue, formerly the site of one of the province’s best-loved nightclubs Clubland, kicks off with a bang on Friday December 11 with a live DJ set from Germany’s Paul van Dyk.

Grammy award-winning German DJ Paul van Dyk

Grammy award-winning German DJ Paul van Dyk

One of the first true superstar DJs, the musician and record producer has twice been named the World’s number one DJ and continues to pack out venues all over the world with his electronic performances.

Then on Saturday December 12, Ireland’s biggest country star Nathan Carter rides into town with his band to take to the Lanyon Hall stage.

Nathan Carter, Ireland's biggest country music star

Nathan Carter, Ireland’s biggest country music star

Liverpool-born Carter has taken the country music scene by storm since his single ‘Wagon Wheel’ and album, of the same name became huge hits.  His fifth album ‘Where I Wanna Be’ recently hit the coveted Number One position in the Irish music charts and a new ‘Live in Concert’ DVD is set to be a big hit this Christmas.  However, fans will be eagerly waiting to see Nathan in the flesh at Lanyon Hall, a venue that is perfect for his fantastic live shows.

Tickets for both shows are available to buy on Lanyon Hall’s Facebook page ( or from a number of local outlets including Top 40 in Magherafelt, Stewart’s Music Shop in Dungannon and the Black Horse in Cookstown.

Lanyon Hall is the latest venture from fast-growing leisure group 1 Oak Leisure Ireland Ltd and will provide a significant boost to the local economy, with an initial investment of £1M and the creation of 25 full and part-time jobs.

Owner Patrick Scullion is excited about the opening of the new venue which he believes will fill a massive void for a top quality live venue in the area.

There is nothing quite like live entertainment and I think the Mid-Ulster region has been crying out for a top quality live arena for a long time now,” said Mr Scullion.

In Lanyon Hall, the area will proudly boast a new venue that will be amongst the finest in Northern Ireland, and indeed the island of Ireland, hosting the best in live music, from country and rock to the biggest DJs on the live circuit.

We’re thrilled to be opening our doors with two of the biggest stars in their respective fields.  Paul van Dyk is one of the biggest superstar DJs on the planet and we know he is very excited about being the first act to rock the new venue, while Nathan Carter is one of the hottest live acts on the circuit at the moment.  Whether you’re a big country music fan or not, you can’t fail to be entertained by Nathan’s live show,” added Patrick.

Other acts lined up to appear at Lanyon Hall in the near future include the ever-popular Bagatelle on Saturday December 19, the reformed Bay City Rollers, currently enjoying a huge revival, and crowd favourites Smokie in 2016.


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