Snow Patrol expected to confirm December gig

Speculation is continuing to grow that Northern Irish rockers Snow Patrol are to announce a December gig in Derry’s The Venue.

The band’s song ‘Just Say Yes’ became the campaign song for Derry’s bid to become the first ever City of Culture and band members Johnny McDaid, who is from Derry, and Gary Lightbody - who has strong Derry connections are said to have been keen to pencil in a date on the banks of the Foyle before the year was out.

The two band members were among the star attractions at the Sons and Daughters concert in The Venue which kicked off the year long celebration of Culture.

An announcement is expected to be made imminently with the rumour mill suggesting tickets could go on sale as early as this weekend.

Arts Minister Caral Ni Chuilin is also expected to make an announcement regarding the long term future of The Venue today.