Snow Patrol pick up Oh Yeah Legend award
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has said it feels incredible for the band was honoured with one of Northern Ireland’s top music prizes.
The band performed a special gig at the Ulster Hall last night.
Snow Patrol were given the 2019 Oh Yeah Legend award recognising a group from Northern Ireland of exceptional stature.
Lightbody said: “It is just bonkers, really, the people that have come before, the Undertones, the Stiff Little Fingers and Therapy? – those are real legends.
“It’s nice to be mentioned with them but it is pure silliness.”
Snow Patrol has gone from struggling indie band to a global success, with their hit Chasing Cars one of the most played of this century.
The award was given as part of the NI Music Prize night.
It featured live performances and awards for best album, best single and best live act, among others.
Three of the awards were decided through public vote, which led to Cherym picking up the Oh Yeah Contender Award, Sister Ghost scooping the Best Live Act and Junk Drawer’s Year of The Sofa taking away Best Single.
The best album was won by Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra for Borders while Steve Strange received the outstanding contribution to music award.