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Sunday 21 December 2014

40,000 Snow Patrol fans to hit Bangor

Snow Patrol, Odyssey, Belfast, 19 March 2009
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 19/3/2009..Picture by Justin Kernoghan..Snow Patrol on stage at the Odyssey Arena tonight...(Gary Lightbody, lead vocals, Jonny Quinn, drums, Nathan Connolly, lead guitar, Paul Wilson, bass guitar, Tom Simpson, keyboards).
Snow Patrol
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 19/3/2009..Picture by Justin Kernoghan..Snow Patrol - Gary Lightbody on stage at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
19.03.09. Picture by David Fitzgerald. Snow Patrol performing in the Odyssey Arena last night.
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 19/3/2009..Picture by Justin Kernoghan..Snow Patrol on stage at the Odyssey Arena tonight...(Gary Lightbody, lead vocals, Jonny Quinn, drums, Nathan Connolly, lead guitar, Paul Wilson, bass guitar, Tom Simpson, keyboards).
19.03.09. Picture by David Fitzgerald. Snow Patrol performing in the Odyssey Arena last night.
Snow Patrol included Belfast in a lightning UK tour this weekend to mark their much-awaited new album
Head girl of Victoria college 18 year old Caristina Mairs with the signed Snow Patrol Guitar and the band also pictured Lorna Patterson of Action Caner and 17 year old Maeve Bell (Picture: Bill Smith)
Snow Patrol are giving local fans the chance to star in their new video

Snow Patrol back in top 10
Ulster band Snow Patrol are back in the UK top 10 after online sales were counted in the singles chart for the first time

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Snow Patrol back in top 10
Ulster band Snow Patrol are back in the UK top 10 after online sales were counted in the singles chart for the first time

'We'll be back' Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody promised the fans
Snow Patrol
Up to 30,000 fans packed into the playing fields to welcome home Snow Patrol, who have taken the music world by storm
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody told the crowd he hoped Saturday's concert could become an annual or bi- annual event
Snow Patrol's lead singer Gary Lightbody
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 19/3/2009..Picture by Justin Kernoghan..Snow Patrol on stage at the Odyssey Arena tonight...(Gary Lightbody, lead vocals, Jonny Quinn, drums, Nathan Connolly, lead guitar, Paul Wilson, bass guitar, Tom Simpson, keyboards).
Snow Patrol's lead singer Gary Lightbody
Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast 19/3/2009..Picture by Justin Kernoghan..(L-R) Shaw Monygomery and Claire Lamb at the Snow Patrol concert in the Odyssey Arena.
19.03.09. Picture by David Fitzgerald. Snow Patrol performing in the Odyssey Arena last night.

Up to 40,000 music fans will descend on Bangor on Saturday for Snow Patrol’s massive home-coming concert.

Traffic mayhem is expected around Ward Park, with road and rail routes packed.

Travel plans have been unveiled ahead of the show to minimise disruption to residents and ease congestion. From 9am on Saturday, a half-hourly rail service will run from Great Victoria Street/Belfast Central to Bangor. Concert shuttle services from Bangor to Belfast will run following normal scheduled services.

Trains will run after the concert from around 10.45pm to 12.45am. Express services to Belfast as well as all stops will run subject to demand.

A £12 concert day return ticket between Belfast and Bangor can be pre-purchased from the Translink website.

Onward rail travel from Belfast to Carrickfergus, Lisburn, Portadown and Coleraine is available from £15. Only customers with late night concert shuttle tickets and a valid boarding card will be permitted to travel on special services after 10.30pm. Ulsterbus will run online Snow Patrol coaches from Londonderry, Omagh, Coleraine, Armagh, Newry and Belfast. All return services leave Bangor at 11.15pm. Tickets should be bought in advance from Translink. There will be special shuttle services from Bangor to Newtownards after the concert finishes, £3 single.

Fans arriving by car should follow signs to designated car parks. Park and Walk facilities are at Upper Valentine Playing Fields (entry via Abbey Hill Drive) and Bloomfield Road Playing Fields (entry via Bloomfield Road).

There will be a £5 charge per car. The Flagship Centre car park is offering a pre-bookable service for £5.

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