Northern Ireland's Music Scene, since 1997
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Fastfude is a website created back in late 1997 to serve as a social network (though the term didn't exist back then) for the musicians and music fans of Northern Ireland.

The basic goal of the site is to act as a hub for people interested in music from in-and-around the region to interact, collaborate and trade, spawning new relationships and projects that feed back into the music scene.

The (old) site is currently hosted at

A live copy of the beta is at (Password protected to keep Google out! u: scenewreckers, p: hardmen)

This github project hosts the source code for the website. Anyone is welcome to contribute code, request enhancements or report bugs.

The site is built using the Codeigniter framework on a standard LAMP stack.

To get started:

  • set up a local LAMP development environment
  • clone the repo
  • configure the app settings in /application/config/development/
  • browse to /install to set up the database