35,000 People Flocked to Bangor for Snow Patrol's Ward Park 3 on 25th May 2019

25 May 2019

A gig that was 9 years in the making, Ward Park 3 was a huge success!

With 35,000 fans attending, Gary Lightbody and Snow Patrol insisted that only Northern Irish bands play and crowds were amazed at the home grown talent. 
Frontman Gary Lightbody said: “Can we take a minute to appreciate the acts on the bill today? Every single one of them from our wee country"
“The music scene in Northern Ireland at the moment is absolutely amazing and it’s to be celebrated.”

Why not check out Snow Patrol's full performance on BBC iPlayer (requires TV License)

Who was playing?

The lineup included:

  • Brand New Friend
  • Jealous of the Birds
  • SOAK
  • Ash
  • ROE
  • Kitt Phillippa
  • JC Stewart
  • The Wood Burning Savages
  • Foy Vance
  • Two Door Cinema Club

Gary Lightbody announced to the crowd “This has been a day celebrating northern Irish music and we wanted to pay homage to the great music of the Republic of Ireland as well” which was when Snow Patrol revealed their special guest, Bono from U2! Together they performed a duet of the U2 song 'One' to awestruck fans.

Whilst the band have not ruled out a Ward Park 4, live music will return to Ward Park this Summer during the Summer Sundays campaign, featuring live music at the bandstand on Sundays throughout July and August

For more information on the venue, see Ward Park       

Why not check out the other exciting events taking place in Bangor and across Ards and North Down.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Bangor has a wide range of accommodation on offer, from 5 star hotels to BnBs or Self Catering.


25 May 2019

Opening Times


  • Average Ticket Price £44 (Ticketmaster)

Contact Details

  • Address Ward Arras at Ward Park Gransha Road Bangor Co Down BT20 4LG
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