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Month: June 2019

HOTPRESS: The Full Cover Story: With Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody

From our Malahide Special issue: Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody is ready to get reflective about the band’s 25-year career. He opens up about early failures, recent successes, writing with Ed and Taylor, and the art of not giving in. Snow Patrol are having another one of those moments. They’ve reached the psychological milestone of 25… Read More › Rock bands Ash and Snow Patrol pull strings for cancer charity

Rock bands Ash and Snow Patrol are joining forces to create special souvenir bracelets from guitar strings used on tour to fundraise for a local cancer charity. The idea to customise the bracelets was the brainchild of Ash bassist Mark Hamilton, whose mother Miriam is battling breast cancer for the third time. One batch of… Read More › Snow Patrol hits right note on return to school

They have always been a class act – and yesterday two Snow Patrol stars were back at their old school. Gary Lightbody and Jonny Quinn returned to their alma mater, Campbell College in Belfast, as guests for the college’s 2019 speech day. This year marks the East Belfast School’s 125th anniversary and as Snow Patrol… Read More › Snow Patrol go back to school to inspire next generation

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody and drummer Jonny Quinn have returned to their old school, Campbell College in east Belfast, inspiring young music students. The pair were special guests at the college’s annual Speech Day, which comes as Campbell this year marks its 125th anniversary and Snow Patrol celebrate their 25th year. Over 500 pupils,… Read More ›

BBC News: Stereophonics replace Snow Patrol in Latitude line-up

Stereophonics have replaced Snow Patrol on the line-up for Latitude festival after the Northern Irish band pulled out due to medical reasons. The Welsh rockers will headline the Saturday night on 20 July at Henham Park, Suffolk. Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid has a neck problem and Nathan Connolly is also recovering from illness. Stereophonics’ lead… Read More ›

iTV: Gary Lightbody backs call for NI mental health strategy

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has added his voice to calls for a mental health strategy for Northern Ireland, having gone through his own struggles with depression. The musician was at Stormont on Friday as Ulster University launched a review into mental health services in Northern Ireland. “Music saved my life many, many times…" Snow… Read More ›

MetroNews: Weekend: Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody talks sobriety ahead of the group’s summer tour

MOST of us will never know what it’s like be on stage, in front of an ecstatic sea of fans singing our own emotions back to us. Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody has been through this more times than he can probably remember, but it never gets old. ‘It feels like everybody in the space is… Read More › Snow Patrol singer in Carrickfergus for Learning Disability Pride

Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody joined the thousands of people celebrating Learning Disability Pride in Carrickfergus today (Saturday). The rock musician mingled with participants as the carnival parade took place in glorious sunshine in the Co Antrim town. The programme of events included dance and drama performances from learning disability organisations, music, arts and… Read More ›