Snow Patrol: Oh Yeah Legend Award Recipients 2019

The Oh Yeah Legend Award recognises the exceptional contribution of a musician or act from Northern Ireland.

Oh Yeah Music Centre is proud to announce Snow Patrol as recipients of the 2019 Oh Yeah Legend award. In recognition of the band’s extraordinary achievements over the last 25 years, the presentation will be made at the Northern Ireland Music Prize in the Ulster Hall on November 7th, and will include a special live performance from the band.

Tickets are only available through the Ulster Hall and will go on sale at 10am on Friday 23rd August –

Tickets are now on sale for the NI Music Prize with a presentation and performance of legend special guests Snow Patrol!!
They’re available online here:  TICKET LINK
or directly at the Ulster Hall, hurry up!

£20 + Booking Fee


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

Snow Patrol is Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid and Paul Wilson. The story of Snow Patrol is astonishing, from struggling indie band to global success, they have sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, clocked up more than one billion streams and boast 5 UK Platinum Albums. They are a Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated band and in 2005 ‘Final Straw’ won the Ivor Novello Album Award. In July 2019, PPL revealed that Snow Patrol’s song ‘Chasing Cars’ is the most played track of the 21st Century to date.

They are one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Northern Ireland and earlier this year as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations they made a triumphant return home for their Ward Park 3 show. It was a spectacular event and the biggest concert and showcase of local music ever to take place in Northern Ireland.

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 and not only have they been generous to their fans at home, but 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.”

Previous recipients of the Oh Yeah Legend Award are:

Jackie Flavelle (posthumous) (2018)
Vivian Campbell (2017)
Ash (2016)
The Divine Comedy (2015)
Therapy? (2014)
Gary Moore (posthumous) (2012)
Stiff Little Fingers (2011)
The Undertones (2010)
Henry McCullough (2009)
Terri Hooley (2008)


The Oh Yeah Legend presentation will take place on the evening of the Northern Ireland Music Prize on November 7th at the Ulster Hall. The event is an annual awards celebration of our home-grown, world-class music and includes awards for best album, best single, best live act, best emerging act, outstanding contribution to music and will also include the Oh Yeah Legend Award in 2019.

The evening 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. This years’ festival takes place 1st – 9th November.

Scratch My Progress 2019: Applications Open!

WE ARE NOW RECRUITING for the 2019 Scratch My Progress Talent Development Programme at the Oh Yeah Music Centre. This is a fully funded career development accelerator programme designed to help new musicians breakthrough in the music industry! Full details, guidelines and application form available on the following link;

Apply here!

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday 16th July @ 6pm. Scratch My Progress is supported by PRS Foundation, Help Musicians Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Our Strummerville Rehearsal Rooms are now open from 10am, Mon-Fri! Full specs can be found here.

To book a session send us a message on Facebook or give us a call on 02890 310 845.

Volume Control is back for 2019!

Oh Yeah youth music promoters ‘Volume Control return with support from Universal Music UK Sound Foundation.

The Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast is pleased to announce the return of its youth events mentoring programme Volume Control.

The award winning project is to be supported by the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and now supported by Universal Music.

Volume Control which is also supported through the Conor Shaw Bursary is a programme that develops the skills and knowledge of young people in events promotion and offers an OCN qualification. It gives a platform and a stage to new music and affords an under 18s audience the opportunity to attend live gigs.

Steered by Oh Yeah mentors and industry professionals the team are guided in the organisation and running of a series of live music events. From booking acts to box office, risk assessments, marketing, promotions, sound, lighting, stage management, artist liaison and more.

The latest cohort of young people taking part in this unique project will be announced in the coming weeks along with their brand new mentor.

For now they are working hard, meeting weekly and planning their first show of 2019 which they will present as a Summer Solstice special on Friday 21st June.

The event will feature performances from fresh young acts for the future including punk pop four piece American Guinea Pig, Xiola Blue and Anja Di Roma.

More exciting info coming soon but for now get your tickets for the Summer Solstice via the Oh Yeah Eventbrite (from 6pm Friday 24th May)

Volume Control presents:

American Guinea Pig

Xiola Blue

Anja Di Roma

Friday 21st June

Doors 7pm

Tickets £5 from Oh Yeah Eventbrite.

Throwback to NI Music Showcase in Berlin

Back in April we returned to Berlin to deepen our bond with the brilliant city of Berlin. With support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council Northern Ireland Artists development fund we were able to showcase some of the 2018 Northern Ireland Music Prize nominees CHERYM ArvoParty and Hot Cops. Led by our Talent Development coordinator Charlene Hegarty, with inside support and knowledge from Berlin based LOLA and Caoimhe McAlister the artists met with, exchanged ideas and learned from industry and peers in the Berlin music sector.
Watch this mini doc for the full experience…

From Belfast to Berlin

There are real similarities between Belfast and Berlin. Both cities have experienced significant trauma and divisive walls, yet both are also wellsprings of music and creativity. To showcase the positive side of the city and the quality of its homegrown talent, the Oh Yeah Music Centre brought Hot Cops, CHERYM and ArvoParty from Belfast to Berlin to showcase The Northern Ireland Music Prize. Belfast got a taste of what the Berlin music industry has to offer, and Berlin got a faceful of Belfast banter and good tunes.

Gepostet von LOLA am Montag, 20. Mai 2019

Easter Opening Hours

The centre will close for Easter from 3pm on Friday 19th April, reopening at 8.30 on Wednesday 24th April.

The Oh Yeah team wishes you a happy Easter!

Revise your cinematographic classics with Silver Screens Project

In collaboration with the Strand Arts Centre and the Golden Threads Gallery, Over The Hill Collective has been putting together the Silver Screens Programme.  Using memories from music and film to build confidences and camaraderie, older people groups were asked to recreate iconic film posters. Hearing from Paul and the different hosts of the shooting, it was a lot of fun but also a moment for opening up some great debate about social issues and how some things have changed and some haven’t.

On Thursday, 11th April, was the screening of ‘Easter Parade’, followed by live music and the display of the posters.

Here are some!

If you want to see them all, they’ll be exhibited at the Golden Threads Gallery pop-up shop in Castle Court in May, with some behind the scene pictures!