Snow Patrol have announced that they’ll play one of their first post-lockdown shows in Manchester this September.
The Northern Irish band will head to Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on Sunday, September 26 as part of the Sounds Of The City concert series.
In addition to Snow Patrol, the Manchester event will also take in performances from the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and The Streets, with tickets for Snow Patrol’s show going on sale from Friday, April 16 at 9.30am. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
The latest live date for the band comes after they were previously confirmed for slots at both the Isle of Wight Festival and Glasgow’s TRNSMT. The 2021 Isle of Wight Festival has, however, been pushed back to September after it was confirmed that England’s roadmap out of coronavirus lockdown will provisionally allow large-scale events to return from the end of June. The Seaclose Park-based festival was set to take place from June 17-20, but it has now moved to September 16-19.
Events such as Reading & Leeds Festival, Parklife Festival and Green Man Festival have also announced plans to go ahead this year.
Snow Patrol have also been vocal in calling for the UK government to support the music industry throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“If you’re a band like The Big Moon, they will have had lots of festivals lined-up so their income has now been decimated. They rely on it, so where do they stand?” drummer Johnny Quinn told NME.
“Something should be setup for people who through no fault of their own have lost all their income. There is a real need for that and I can’t see that anywhere in the current set-up. That needs to happen or else we’re going to lose a lot of great bands who are on the verge of breaking through. They’ve had all these chances denied now and that’s something you might not be able to replicate next year.”