The initial line up for Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival have gone on sale, with The Human League, Bell X1, Drive By Truckers, and James Vincent Mc Morrow among the early musical highlights.

The 12th annual festival will take place between April 30th and May 8th this year, with the full programme due to be announced on March 30th.

The Human League will play at the Festival Marquee on Saturday April 30th, while the same venue will play host to the Drive By Truckers on May 2nd, Bell X1 on May 6th, John Grant on May 8th. Meanwhile, James Vincent McMorrow will play an afternoon show at Belfast's Black Box on April 30th, followed by brass ensemble Brassroots later that night, while experimental jazz outfit Polar Bear hit the venue on May 4th.

A number of other music and comedy events have also been announced. For more details visit