Ward a line-up..

Lo­cal artists to sup­port Snow Pa­trol Ban­gor gig

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY SARAH SCOTT

SNOW Pa­trol are go­ing for the hat trick as they re­turn for a tri­umphant home­com­ing gig in Ban­gor’s Ward Park next year.

The band made the an­nounce­ment yes­ter­day and said the May 25 event will be a cel­e­bra­tion of North­ern Ir­ish mu­sic. They will be sup­ported by a host of lo­cal artists in­clud­ing Foy Vance, Ash, SOAK, Jeal­ous Of The Birds and Brand New Friend.

And the open-air con­cert will also be a spe­cial mo­ment for Snow Pa­trol as it will co­in­cide with their 25th an­niver­sary. Speak­ing at yes­ter­day’s press con­fer­ence at the Oh Yeah cen­tre in Belfast, Gary Light­body said: “The first two Ward Parks were two of the best nights of our lives – the best days of our lives.

“The se­cond one in par­tic­u­lar is prob­a­bly our favourite gig we have ever done. “Ev­ery time I go out in Ban­gor to the shops, the only ques­tion I ever get asked is when is the next Ward Park, now I will be able to tell peo­ple – the 25th of May.” Nathan Con­nolly added: “I think af­ter the se­cond we al­ways wanted to go a third, it was just a mat­ter of time.” Ards and North Down Bor­ough Coun­cil chief Stephen Reid said: “We could not be more de­lighted to bring Snow Pa­trol back for this con­cert.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with all those in­volved to make this a truly fan­tas­tic and mem­o­rable con­cert.” Tick­ets will go on sale on Fri­day at 9am.

BIG NEWS Crowds at the Oh Yeah press con­fer­ence MU­SIC TO OUR EARS Snow Pa­trol make an­nounce­ment yes­ter­day POP­U­LAR Foy Vance ROCKERS Ash

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