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Snow Patrol named latest winners of Legend award

Snow Patrol have said they are
Snow Patrol have said they are "humbled" to be the recipients of this year's Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize ceremony.
Claire Williamson

By Claire Williamson

Snow Patrol have said they are "humbled" to be the recipients of this year's Oh Yeah Legend Award at the Northern Ireland Music Prize ceremony.

The award is in recognition of the band's achievements over the last 25 years and will be presented at a ceremony in the Ulster Hall on November 7.

The event will include a special live performance from the band.

The Oh Yeah Legend Award was established to celebrate and recognise the exceptional contribution of a musician or act from Northern Ireland.

Among the previous recipients are Ash, The Undertones and Terri Hooley.

Posting on Twitter, frontman Gary Lightbody said: "It means the world to be receiving the Oh Yeah Legend Award at the NI Music Prize this year.

"We are humbled to be following in the footsteps of previous legends."

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.

"They have never forgotten their roots.

"Not only have they been generous to their fans at home, but also supportive and helpful to many of our emerging bands, too. We are really proud of them and delighted that they have agreed to accept this award right here in Belfast and perform at the event."

The event is an annual celebration of world-class homegrown music and includes awards for best album, best single, best live act, best emerging act and outstanding contribution to music.

It takes place during the annual Sound of Belfast programme, a festival that celebrates the music of the city, from grassroots through to the most celebrated names. It runs from November 1 until November 9.

Snow Patrol's popular songs include Run, Chasing Cars and Just Say Yes.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 10am on Friday.

For booking and more information, visit the website www.ulsterhall.co.uk.

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