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 5 April 2014.

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 our 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.