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  
Sep 25, 2020 Duke Special’s Gramophone Club 2    
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Aug 28, 2020 Duke Special’s Gramophone Club    
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Jul 24, 2020 Duke Special: Look Out Machines!    
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Jul 10, 2020 Duke Special: Under The Dark Cloth    
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Jun 26, 2020 Duke Special: I Never Thought This Day Would Come    
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Jun 12, 2020 Duke Special: Songs of The Deep Forest    
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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
Southsea Seafront Portsmouth, UK
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
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
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
Main Beach Donegal, Ireland
Apr 15, 2013 Duke Special     White Rabbit Plymouth
Oct 13, 2012 Bell X1 / Duke Special Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA
Apr 23, 2012 Duke Special / Foreign Slippers The Lexington London, UK
Aug 26, 2011 –
Aug 29, 2011
Greenbelt Festival 2011   Unknown venue Cheltenham,
Aug 26, 2011 –
Aug 29, 2011
Greenbelt Festival 2011   Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham, UK
Dec 03, 2010 The Frames / Duke Special   Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
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
Galway, 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
Exeter, UK
Apr 30, 2010 –
May 03, 2010
Live At Leeds 2010   Various Venues Leeds
Aug 28, 2009 –
Aug 31, 2009
Greenbelt Festival 2009   Unknown venue Cheltenham,
Apr 26, 2009 Duke Special   Thekla Bristol
Apr 24, 2009 Duke Special Gloucester Guildhall Gloucester,
Mar 19, 2009 Snow Patrol / Duke Special / Iain Archer / The Lowly Knights The SSE Arena, Belfast Belfast, UK
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, IE
Dec 04, 2008 Duke Special   St. Georges Market Belfast
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, UK
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, UK
Dec 06, 2007 Live On Earth  
Crowded House / Duke Special
The BIC Bournemouth, UK
Nov 29, 2007 Crowded House / Duke Special   Manchester Arena Manchester, UK
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
London, UK
Aug 24, 2007 –
Aug 27, 2007
Greenbelt Festival 2007   Cheltenham Racecourse Cheltenham,
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
De Montfort Hall Leicester, UK
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
Stoke Park Guildford, UK
Jun 20, 2007 –
Jun 24, 2007
Glastonbury Festival 2007   Worthy Farm Pilton,
May 21, 2007 Duke Special Cork Opera House Cork, Ireland
May 18, 2007 Duke Special
Beth Rowley / Duke Special
Lemon Grove Exeter
May 12, 2007 Duke Special Òran Mór Glasgow, UK
Dec 21, 2006 Snow Patrol / Duke Special The SSE Arena, Belfast Belfast, UK
Aug 22, 2006 –
Aug 22, 2006
Tennents Vital 2006
Snow Patrol / Kaiser Chiefs / The Raconteurs / Editors / The Pigeon Detectives / The View / Mumm-Ra / Ed Harcourt / Oceansize / Duke Special / Iain Archer / Republic Of Loose / Forward, Russia! / Tides / The Crimea / Be Your Own Pet / The Dangerfields / Panda Kopanda
Botanic Gardens Belfast, UK
May 18, 2006 Duke Special / Thomas Truax Barfly Glasgow
Jun 10, 2005 Duke Special / close to the ground / David Ford King Tuts Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, UK
Aug 15, 2004 John Power / Duke Special The Venue Edinburgh, UK
Aug 15, 2004 John Power / Duke Special The Venue Edinburgh, UK
Latest Setlist (09/25/2020):

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Concerts Per Year:
2020 6 concerts
2018 1 concert
2014 1 concert
2013 4 concerts
2012 2 concerts
2011 2 concerts
2010 4 concerts
2009 5 concerts
2008 3 concerts
2007 12 concerts
2006 3 concerts
2005 1 concert
2004 2 concerts
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