Duke Special's Concert History

Duke Special (real name Peter Wilson; born on 4 January 1971 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Ireland songwriter and performer based in Belfast. A piano-based songwriter with a romantic style and a warm, distinctly accented voice, he has distinctive long dreadlocks, eyeliner and outfits he describes as "hobo chic".

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Jan 10, 2021 Duke Special: Out To Lunch Festival    
Duke Special
The Green Room Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Sep 25, 2020 Duke Special’s Gramophone Club 2    
Duke Special
Zoom
Aug 28, 2020 Duke Special’s Gramophone Club    
Duke Special
Zoom
Jul 31, 2020 Duke Special: Hallow  
Duke Special
Zoom
Jul 24, 2020 Duke Special: Look Out Machines!    
Duke Special
Zoom
Jul 10, 2020 Duke Special: Under The Dark Cloth    
Duke Special
Zoom
Jun 26, 2020 Duke Special: I Never Thought This Day Would Come    
Duke Special
Zoom
Jun 12, 2020 Duke Special: Songs of The Deep Forest    
Duke Special
Zoom
Aug 24, 2018 –
Aug 26, 2018
Victorious Festival 2018  
The Prodigy / Kaiser Chiefs / Years & Years / Paloma Faith / The Libertines / Friendly Fires / Gabrielle Aplin / Paul Weller / Everything Everything / Gomez / Happy Mondays / Billy Bragg / The Pigeon Detectives / Embrace / Reverend and The Makers / The Bluetones / Marika Hackman / Coasts (UK) / lucy spraggan / The Amazons / Genghar / Gaz Coombes / Fenne Lily / Sleeper / CABBAGE / The Orielles / Duke Special / Lily Moore / Jerry Williams (UK) / Chris Helme / Mullally / Example & DJ Wire / Southsea Alternative Choir / Barry Hyde / Archie Langley / The Collision / Shed Seven / Lightning Seeds Show all bands
Southsea Seafront Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Jul 28, 2016 –
Jul 31, 2016
Camp Bestival 2016  
Fatboy Slim / Jess Glynne / Tears For Fears / Anne-Marie / KT Tunstall / Katy B / Squeeze / Arrested Development / Bananarama / Loyle Carner / Sasha / The Brand New Heavies / Turin Brakes / Jamie Lawson / Billie Marten / Dawn Penn / Wookie / DJ Yoda / Kiko Bun / David Rodigan / Duke Special / Louis Berry / Alice Jemima / Beaty Heart / Greg Wilson / Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / The Cuban Brothers / Norman Jay MBE / Sound of the Sirens / Xylaroo / Trevor Nelson / The Brass Funkeys / Fun DMC / Big Fish Little Fish / Venum Sound / Delilah Sisters / The Scorsese Agreement / The Demon Barbers XL / Folk Idol / Junior Jungle Rave / Nutty's Disco / Kids Disco with Pan's People / Acid Housewife (Lottie & Smokin Jo) / English Disco Lovers Show all bands
Lulworth Castle Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Nov 23, 2015 Billy Bragg / Duke Special   Union Chapel London, England, United Kingdom
Oct 21, 2015 Duke Special Louisiana Bristol, England, United Kingdom
May 23, 2014 –
May 25, 2014
Bearded Theory Festival 2014  
The Stranglers / Fishbone / Dreadzone / The Wonder Stuff / Dub Pistols / Culture Shock / pop will eat itself / carter the unstoppable sex machine / Peter Hook & The Light / Duke Special / The Blockheads / Oysterband / King Prawn / The Membranes / 3 Daft Monkeys / Babyhead / Inner Terrestrials / Mark Chadwick / Autonomads / New Groove Formation / Black Star Dub Collective / The Swiines / Tarantism / Anti Vigilante / Leatherat / Sporadics / The Karma Party / Swamp Delta / The True Deceivers / Boot Hill All Stars / The Orb Soundsystem / Electric Brains / Colm Gray Show all bands
Catton Hall Walton-on-Trent, UK
Sep 05, 2013 –
Sep 08, 2013
Bestival 2013    
Snoop Dogg / Elton John / Bastille / Disclosure / M.I.A. / Clean Bandit / Franz Ferdinand / The 1975 / James Blake / The Flaming Lips / Rudimental / Wu-Tang Clan / The Roots / Bombay Bicycle Club / London Grammar / Belle and Sebastian / Tom Odell / Jessie Ware / DJ Fresh / Sinéad O'Connor / Crystal Fighters / Chic / The Knife / Jon Hopkins / Lissie / Parquet Courts / Caravan Palace / Hudson Mohawke / Jagwar Ma / Savages / Peace / The Walkmen / Angel Haze / Maribou State / Lewis Watson / Squarepusher / Rustie / The Polyphonic Spree / Swim Deep / Valerie June / Johnny Marr / While She Sleeps / Musical Youth / Hot Natured / Max Romeo / Drenge / Is Tropical / Jamie Jones / The Strypes / Jaws / The Wonder Stuff / Matthew E. White / To Kill A King / Merchandise / John Cooper Clarke / East India Youth / Chloe Howl / Barbarossa / The Champs / Bodhi / Duke Special / The Correspondents / Devilman / Courtney Pine / The Slow Show / Evian Christ / Sexy Sushi / Mikill Pane / Sarah Close / Roska / True Tiger / Dexys / Molotov Jukebox / Greg Wilson / Little Axe / Tom Williams / The Cuban Brothers / Myles Sanko / Moulettes / Reeps One / By the Rivers / Troumaca / Bobby Tank / Tankus the Henge / Isaiah Dreads / Signals. / CC Smugglers / Filthy Boy / Golden Fable / London Afrobeat Collective / Le Carousel / Lewis Mokler / New City Kings / Story Books / Micky Finn / Seán McGowan / Tantz / Lloyd Yates / Wheelchair Sports Camp / Tythe / Woodpecker Wooliams / Ben Hoo / Jerome Hill / Fleetwood Bac / The Keepsakes / Mojo Filter / Benoit Viellefon / Howard Marks / Cable Street Collective / Ouse Valley Singles Club / Parlour Flames / The Goat Roper Rodeo Band / Airtist / A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire / Electric Jalaba / The Congo Faith Healers / Charley Macaulay / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Velvet Stream / J-Cats / Muha / Pete Callard / Mr. Tom / Rabbit Foot / Lokandes / Kawa Circus / Martin Newnham / Cherishport / Rev Milo Speedwagon / Chris Tofu / Heavenly Jukebox / The Dudes (DJs) / Olli Dutton / Warm DJs / Modeste Hughes Show all bands
Robin Hill Country Park Downend, Isle of Wight, UK
Jul 19, 2013 Woodkid / Sigur Rós / Asaf Avidan / Duke Special Colours Of Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jun 21, 2013 –
Jun 23, 2013
Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival 2013  
Bastille / Mr. Scruff / Xavier Rudd / Foy Vance / Ayah Marar / SOAK / Therapy? / The Strypes / Krafty Kuts / The Milk / Gilles Peterson / Young Wonder / DJ Yoda / Duke Special / Daithí / The Frank And Walters / Ben Caplan / Greg Wilson / Come on Live Long / le galaxie / The Minutes / The Wholls / Renegade Brass Band / Get Down Edits / Mud Morganfield / William Adamson / Vann / Maud in Cahoots / Electric Penguins / The Dead Heavys / The Original Rude Boys / Fat Freddys Drop Dj Set / Fat Freddys Drop 'on the Road to Brisbane' / Fat Freddys Drop on the Road to Munich / New Sunset Hotel / Check the Guns / Billy Scurry / Areoplane / The Violet Roadkills Show all bands
Main Beach Donegal, Ireland
Apr 15, 2013 Duke Special     White Rabbit Plymouth
Oct 13, 2012 Bell X1 / Duke Special Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California, United States
Jul 26, 2012 –
Jul 29, 2012
Camp Bestival 2012  
Hot Chip / Kool & The Gang / Happy Mondays / Gemini / The 2 Bears / Spector / To Kill A King / Jenny O / Duke Special / 2:54 / Ryan Keen / Random Impulse
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Apr 23, 2012 Duke Special / Foreign Slippers The Lexington London, England, United Kingdom
Mar 09, 2012 Duke Special / Daughter / The Clatty Lads / Kiernan McMullan / Building Pictures   Mercury Lounge New York, New York, United States
Aug 26, 2011 –
Aug 29, 2011
Greenbelt Festival 2011   Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Aug 26, 2011 –
Aug 29, 2011
Greenbelt Festival 2011   Unknown venue Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Dec 03, 2010 The Frames / Duke Special   Paradiso Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Sep 03, 2010 –
Sep 05, 2010
Electric Picnic 2010  
Mumford & Sons / Two Door Cinema Club / Modest Mouse / The National / Massive Attack / Foals / Beach House / Hot Chip / Bonobo / Crystal Castles / Janelle Monáe / Robyn / Caribou / LCD Soundsystem / The Tallest Man On Earth / Neon Indian / Friendly Fires / Laura Marling / Mr. Scruff / Stars / Hurts / The New Pornographers / The Antlers / The Horrors / Fever Ray / Unkle / Steve Earle / The Bloody Beetroots / Villagers / Jónsi / Roxy Music / Fat Freddy's Drop / Wolf Parade / The Big Pink / Leftfield / Booka Shade / Freelance Whales / The Waterboys / Tiga / Public Image Ltd. / Seasick Steve / The Fall / Imelda May / Here We Go Magic / The Low Anthem / Stornoway / Field Music / Memory Tapes / Laurent Garnier / Cymbals Eat Guitars / 808 state / Cymande / The Alarm / Chali 2na / These New Puritans / Chew Lips / Fang Island / Marc Almond / Steve Mason / Mountain Man / Gil Scott-Heron / Afro Celt Sound System / Philip Selway / Breakestra / Liquid Liquid / The Frames (IE) / Paul Brady / Duke Special / Edan / Fight Like Apes / Rubberbandits / Juan Atkins / Brendan Perry / Bad Lieutenant / Jón Þór Birgisson / The Riptide Movement / The Redneck Manifesto / Adrian Crowley / Monotonix / O Emperor / Brian Deady / Channel One / Bill Coleman / Delta Maid / Dublin Gospel Choir / BUS / Joe Echo / The Afro-celt Sound System / Messiah J & The Expert / Donal Dineen / Vengeance & the Panther Queen Show all bands
Galway, Connaught, Ireland
Aug 20, 2010 –
Aug 22, 2010
Beautiful Days Festival 2010  
James / Sub Focus / Newton Faulkner / Billy Bragg / The Wailers / British Sea Power / Easy Star All-Stars / Stornoway / Levellers / The Alarm / Fairport Convention / Dreadzone / Adam F / New Model Army / Krafty Kuts / The Slackers / The Aggrolites / John Cooper Clarke / Ned's Atomic Dustbin / James Yorkston / Bellowhead / Duke Special / Wilko Johnson / Babylon Circus / Citizen Fish / Show of Hands / African Head Charge / Dervish / Shooglenifty / Tankus the Henge / Thomas White / Destroyers / The Popes / 3 Daft Monkeys / Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends / Nick Harper / Lupen Crook / Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs / Ian King / Uiscedwr / Caned & Able / Peyoti for President Show all bands
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Aug 06, 2010 –
Aug 09, 2010
Tall Ships 2010 Festival 2010  
Echo & the Bunnymen / Doves / Ocean Colour Scene / Stornoway / Seth Lakeman / C.W. Stoneking / The Unthanks / Duke Special / Goldheart Assembly / Exit Calm / Golden Animals / Standards / Sheelanagig / The Woven Project / Arcs and Trauma / Lost State of Dance / The White Negroes / Demon Summer / Atlantic in Transit / Runwells / Dave Moseley Band Show all bands
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
May 11, 2010 Duke Special / Foals   O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Apr 30, 2010 –
May 03, 2010
Live At Leeds 2010    
Dolphins / Bleech / Just Handshakes (We're British) / Doll and the Kicks / The ABC Club / Islet / Ed Sheeran / Hail Animator / Blood Orange / Gallops / Young Fathers / Fool's Gold / Blood Red Shoes / Wolf Gang / Wild Beasts / Everything Everything / Darwin Deez / Gold Panda / Duke Special / Lone Wolf / Hadouken! / The Sunshine Underground / Is Tropical / Johnny Foreigner / Esben and the Witch / Frankie & The Heartstrings / Paul Thomas Saunders / Juffage / The Invisible / Sam Airey / Just Handshakes / Castrovalva / Egyptian Hip Hop / Kassidy / Goldheart Assembly / Gaggle / TEETH / Tubelord / Ellen and the Escapades / Middleman / Holy State / Wonderswan / The Sketches / Twisted Wheel / I Concur / Piskie Sits / Woodpigeon / Spectrals / Exlovers / North Atlantic Oscillation / Napoleon IIIrd / Twisted / The Dolphins / Loops Haunt / Plank / Telegraphs / Loose Talk Costs Lives / The Horn the Hunt / Male Bonding / Bear Mask / Team Modeliste / Pete Wareham and Matthew Bourne (as The Ugly Guys) / Blood Crips / Yonderboy / The Drums / Mariachi El Bronx / Lightspeed Champion / 65daysofstatic / The Twilight Sad / The Bronx / Mazes / Rolo Tomassi / Crystal Antlers / Sky Larkin Show all bands
Various venues Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Aug 28, 2009 –
Aug 31, 2009
Greenbelt Festival 2009   Unknown venue Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Apr 26, 2009 Duke Special   Thekla Bristol
Apr 24, 2009 Duke Special Gloucester Guildhall Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Mar 19, 2009 Snow Patrol / Duke Special / Iain Archer / The Lowly Knights The SSE Arena, Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Mar 17, 2009 Meteor Music Awards 2009  
James Morrison / Duke Special / Enrique Iglesias / Imelda May / The Blizzards / Elbow / Boyzone / Gabriella Cilmi / Mundy / Sharon Shannon / Stereophonics
RDS Arena Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Dec 04, 2008 Duke Special   St. Georges Market Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Aug 22, 2008 –
Aug 25, 2008
Beachdown Festival 2008  
Bonobo / José González / De La Soul / The Maccabees / The Heavy / Fink / Nouvelle Vague / Gogol Bordello / Róisín Murphy / Hercules & Love Affair / Fun Lovin' Criminals / The Magic Numbers / Reverend and The Makers / Alabama 3 / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Lightspeed Champion / Young Knives / Azymuth / Infadels / A Certain Ratio / Pepe Deluxe / Jah Wobble / Duke Special / Peggy Sue / Brakes / Hardkandy / Terry Callier / Freakpower / The Men They Couldn't Hang / The Miserable Rich / The Kleptones / Black Grass / Hat / Baby Charles / Imperial Leisure / Doll and the Kicks / Transformer / My Federation / Shona Foster / Bacalao / Gloria Cycles / Los Albertos / Carnival Collective / 12 Stone Toddler / Horace / Pepe Delux / Splendour / Longrange / Heels Catch Fire / Fat 45 / Drookit Dogs / Damn Dirty Humans Show all bands
Beachdown Festival Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Jul 19, 2008 –
Jul 20, 2008
Splendour in Nottingham 2008  
Paolo Nutini / Kate Nash / Rufus Wainwright / The Charlatans / Ocean Colour Scene / The Lemonheads / Lightspeed Champion / Tom Baxter / Duke Special / Sam Beeton / The Recovery / Liam Gerner / House of Brothers
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
May 29, 2008 Duke Special   Thekla Bristol
Dec 10, 2007 Duke Special   Thekla Bristol
Dec 09, 2007 Crowded House / Duke Special   SSE Arena, Wembley London, England, United Kingdom
Dec 06, 2007 Live On Earth  
Crowded House / Duke Special
The BIC Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Nov 29, 2007 Crowded House / Duke Special   Manchester Arena Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Oct 24, 2007 –
Oct 28, 2007
BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms 2007  
Mark Ronson / Paul McCartney / Sigur Rós / Cold War Kids / Bloc Party / Chemical Brothers / Justice / Kaiser Chiefs / Estelle / Editors / Jamie Cullum / The Coral / Battles / Kano / Riff Raff / Hadouken! / The Enemy / Edwyn Collins / Reverend and The Makers / The Handsome Family / Ghetts / Maps / David Arnold / Ben Westbeech / Ray Davies / Siouxsie / Duke Special / Riz MC / Blanche / Eliza Carthy / BBC Concert Orchestra / Amar / Soil & Pimp Sessions / The Metros / Durrty Goodz / New Cassettes / Charlie Louvin / The Watersons / Wolfmen / Basquiat Strings / Agaskodo Teliverek / Radio Luxembourg Show all bands
London, England, United Kingdom
Aug 24, 2007 –
Aug 27, 2007
Greenbelt Festival 2007   Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Aug 10, 2007 –
Aug 12, 2007
Summer Sundae 2007  
Spoon / Echo & the Bunnymen / Kate Nash / Low / Wild Beasts / Spiritualized / The Pigeon Detectives / The Magic Numbers / Seasick Steve / Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Koop / The Divine Comedy / Martha Wainwright / Vetiver / Fujiya & Miyagi / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / Gruff Rhys / The Whip / Alberta Cross / The Rumble Strips / The Concretes / Cherry Ghost / Maps / Chuck Prophet / Ben Taylor / John Cooper Clarke / DJ Yoda / Malcolm Middleton / Jill Barber / Simple Kid / Findlay Brown / P.P. Arnold / Duke Special / The Aliens / The Broken Family Band / Richmond Fontaine / Tom Russell / Aynsley Lister / Kangding Ray / Pole / Vijay Kishore / Soweto Kinch / zZz / Remi Nicole / Jeremy Warmsley / CUD / The Buoys / Palladium / Stephanie Dosen / Candie Payne / Tiny Dancers / Jazz Jamaica / Nuru Kane / The Strange Death of Liberal England / Polytechnic / C.R. Avery / Dr. Robert / Matt Anderson / The Outside Track / The Bruises / The Displacements / Kevin Hewick / Modified Toy Orchestra / Pacific Ocean Fire / The Screening / The Aynsley Lister Band / Indigo Moss / The Falling Leaves / Gren Bartley / The Lea Shores / Redcarsgofaster / Sam Kelly's Station House / David Wyatt / Andy Griffiths / el pussycat ska / Toy Heroes / The Dirty Backbeats / The Dandilions / Fatal Star / Butterflypolite / colum regan / Daisy B / Badum Show all bands
De Montfort Hall Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Jul 13, 2007 –
Jul 15, 2007
Guilfest 2007    
3am / 8 Fold / 100 mile house / Asono / Bard / Bastilla / Beat Union / Big Wednesday / Bensem / Billy Irvine / Blimus / Captain / Charlotte Hatherley / Cherry Ghost / Chippie Tucker / 'Chop, Chop: Bear Touch'? / Cobaya / Concrete Gods / Contrabanned / Damien Dempsey / D'arcy / DoRp / Dry Riser / Dy-Star / Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall / Duke Special / East Road / Enjoy Destroy / Exit Ten / Exoterik / Eskimobrit / Essay For The Ordinary / Feel Free Mind / Flipmonroe / Flyin Ike / Fortune Drive / Frisky Bison Presents / Funky Dory / Ghosts / Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra / G.U. Medicine / Hell Is for Heroes / Hips Like Cinderella / Howling Bells / Introduce Your Icon / Ist / Jimmy Cliff / Joker In The Pack / Kal Els Cape / Kate Walsh / Kenelis / Kill The Baddies / KOVAK / Kraken / Kyshera / L Perry / Laura Colegate / Lights. Action! / Look See Proof / Madness / Meuthana / Mirno / Moon Unit / Morcheeba / My Federation / Mesa Verde / My Vitriol / Myst / Nana's Revenge / Natasha Storm / Nick Waugh / Newton Faulkner / Nigel Clark / Orange Lights / Orange Goblin / Orange Street / Polyorchid / Program / Pull Tiger Tail / Q Tone / Ra Ra Riot / Rage DC / Redwood / Renegades / Rhizomes / Reuben / Richard Thompson / Rock Choir / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Rory McLeod / Ross Copperman / Ry Byron & the Gentlemen / Sandi Thom / Satellite State / SeeWeeD / Sennah / Sequoia / Sikhona / Simon Friend / SixNationState / Skaville UK / Sophie Henderson / Spotlight Cannibal / Squeeze / Staff Brett / Stephen Fretwell / Steve Morano / Strange Fashion / Straight Jacket / Sunny Sweeney / Supergrass / Symchoon / Tamerlane / Templar / Th' Great Outdoors / The Anydays / The Beat / The Command / The Debris / The Dykeenies / The Falling Idols / The Fins / The Four Last Things / The Franks / The Hold Steady / The Icicle Works / The Idle Melinfoi / The Infidels / The Le Brocks / The King Blues / The Magic Numbers / The New York Fund / The New 1920 / The Ordinary Boys / The Rebs / The Redlands Palomino Company / The Retox / The Reveals / The Riotous Brothers / The Saw Doctors / The Venus Guns / The Vice / The Wot Nots / Thirteen Senses / Tom Fun Orchestra / Toots & The Maytals / Unkle Bob / Uriah Heep / Videosprint / Where's Billy / White Sunday / Whitelime / Whitewash / Your Code Name Is: Milo / Zico Chain Show all bands
Stoke Park Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Jun 20, 2007 –
Jun 24, 2007
Glastonbury Festival 2007   Worthy Farm Pilton, England, United Kingdom
May 21, 2007 Duke Special Cork Opera House Cork, Munster, Ireland
May 18, 2007 Duke Special
Beth Rowley / Duke Special
Lemon Grove Exeter, England, United Kingdom
May 12, 2007 Duke Special Òran Mór Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Latest Setlist (01/10/2021):

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Concerts Per Year:
2021 1 concert
2020 7 concerts
2018 1 concert
2016 1 concert
2015 2 concerts
2014 1 concert
2013 4 concerts
2012 4 concerts
2011 2 concerts
2010 6 concerts
2009 5 concerts
2008 4 concerts
2007 13 concerts
2006 3 concerts
2005 1 concert
2004 2 concerts
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