Snow Patrol to Receive Northern Ireland Music Prize Award

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol to Receive Northern Ireland Music Prize Award

The Northern Irish five-piece will be presented with the Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize in Ulster Hall on 7 November.

Belfast music hub Oh Yeah Music Centre has just announced Snow Patrol as the recipients of the Oh Yeah Legend Award 2019. The award recognises the exceptional contribution to music by artists from Northern Ireland and will be presented as part of the Northern Ireland Music Prize, which this year taking place on 7 November in Ulster Hall. 

Oh Yeah Music Centre chose Snow Patrol due to their achievements over the past twenty five years with albums such as Final Straw and Eyes Open and songs such as as ‘Chasing Cars’ and ‘Run’. The presentation will be accompanied by a performance by the band on the night. 

Charlotte Dryden from the Oh Yeah Music Centre said: 

Snow Patrol are an award-winning global success and they are wonderful ambassadors for Northern Ireland… not only have they been generous to their fans at home, but supportive and helpful to many of our emerging bands too. 

Awards for best album, best single and best live performance will also be given on the night and the process of longlisting the candidates is currently ongoing. 

Previous winners of the Oh Yeah Legend Award include Jackie Flavelle (posthumous, 2018),  Vivian Campbell (2017), Ash (2016), Stiff Little Fingers (2011), The Undertones (2010) and Terri Hooley (2008). 

For more information on the Northern Ireland Music Prize, visit: https://www.nimusicprize.com/

Published on 20 August 2019

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