- 27 May 19
Snow Patrol performed their seminal 'Ward Park 3' gig on Saturday evening, and they were joined by a special guest midway through the show.
Snow Patrol performed their third Ward Park gig in Bangor on Saturday, May 25.
The concert, which brought together more than 30,000 people in the audience, was a celebration of Snow Patrol's 25 year career, as well as an opportunity for emerging Northern Irish acts to perform on the big stage.
Among the acts who performed across the day were Derry's SOAK, fellow Bangor singer Foy Vance, and indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club. You can read our full review of the performance here.
One of the big highlights was reserved for U2 singer Bono, who took to the stage to sing a cover of 'One', from their album Achtung Baby, with Gary Lightbody.
— eirewave (@eirewave) May 26, 2019
Before launching into the song, Gary Lightbody said that he wanted to pay tribute to music that comes from the Republic of Ireland.
He prefaced the cover by saying: "An awful lot of songs from the Republic of Ireland, but there was only one song that we could think of that said everything that needs to be said in these heady times."
In a gig which saw the band paying tribute to both musicians and prominent figures from throughout the island, the band also dedicated 'Take Back The City' to murdered journalist Lyra McKee.
In the next issue of Hot press, which will be out on June 6, we'll have two in-depth profiles of Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and Johnny Quinn.