Belfast City Council is to provide an official fanzone for this weekend’s two Euro 2016 games featuring Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The fanzone will be located at the city’s Boucher Road Playing Fields, where a big screen will show Northern Ireland’s Last 16 match against Wales on Saturday evening at 5pm, followed by the Republic of Ireland’s game against host nation France on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

Gates to the fanzone will open at 3pm on Saturday and 12noon on Sunday. Admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis, and site capacity is limited.

There will be no parking at the site.  Free shuttle bus services will operate between Donegall Square East and Boucher Road, starting 15 minutes before gates open each day.

There will be full bar and catering facilities on site.  No alcohol will be allowed to be brought on to the site.

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Meanwhile the match will also be shown at Belsonic ahead of the Biffy Clyro show.

The band have very generously offered to rejig the set times of their Belsonic show this Saturday so that their fans will be able to see the show and the football match.

Doors will open at the earlier time of 4.30pm and the Northern Ireland vs Wales game will be shown on the big screen for ticket holders only. Kick off is at 5pm.

All artists will perform as advertised after the match is concluded. Last remaining tickets for the concert are on-sale now from Ticketmaster outlets, and a limited number will be available on the day from the main entrance box office from 4.30pm.

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