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Snow Patrol free-for-all at Belfast City Hall

By Maureen Coleman

Snow Patrol are set to Take Back The City next month with a landmark outdoor concert at Belfast's City Hall to coincide with the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Up to 15,000 fans are expected to pack into the city centre for the free, ticketed event from 6pm to 9pm on Sunday, November 6.

The gig, which also features US singer Jason Derulo and US rock trio Boyce Avenue, was organised by MTV to give Northern Ireland music fans unable to attend the EMAs at the Odyssey Arena a chance to participate in the awards celebration.

The band's performance will be beamed live into the EMAs, which will be taking place simultaneously, and showcased to an estimated 600 million people around the world.

It is the first time the awards have been staged in different locations in a host city.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Jessie J and LMFAO have been lined up to perform at the main ceremony. A third location will be announced at a later date.

The Snow Patrol homecoming concert will give fans a taste of the band’s upcoming sixth studio album, Fallen Empires, as well as previous hit singles such as Run, Chocolate and Chasing Cars.

Tickets for the concert are free and will be available from the Belfast Welcome Centre, Donegall Place, from this Sunday at 8am.

Lord Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile said: “This event is just getting bigger and bigger and the excitement is really starting to build — there’s a real buzz in the city.”

Background

Tickets for the 2011 MTV EMAs at City Hall will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. They will be restricted to four per person and available to over 16s only (proof of age required). Tickets issued to under 16s if accompanied by an adult. They will available from www.gotobelfast.com, or by ringing 028 9024 6609 from 8am from October 16.

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