Snow Patrol Acoustic Info

A special acoustic concert celebrating 
Gary Lightbody’s Freedom of the Borough Award 
from Ards & North Down Borough Council
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Please note, this event is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the gate – so please don’t come to the venue if you haven’t got one as you won’t get access. There are no big screens and the venue won’t be visible from the street. And please be aware of ticket scammers!

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FAQs

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Travelling To Snow Patrol

Foot

If you live locally we suggest you walk to the event.

If you’re travelling by train, the station is just a five-minute walk from the venue.

If you park in one of the recommended car parks, it will take approximately two minutes to walk from The Flagship Centre, five minutes to walk from Dufferin Avenue and ten minutes to walk from Aurora.

Train

If you’re traveling to Bangor by train for the event you will find the full Translink timetable here

Translink are running a late train to Belfast. It will depart from Bangor Station at 11pm, stopping at Holywood, Sydenham, Titanic Quarter and Lanyon Place. Tickets cost £10 return, regardless of which stop you’re going to, and can be pre-booked here: https://www.translink.co.uk/special-events/snowpatrolbangor Unfortunately the train won’t be able to stop at Bangor West, Carnalea or Helen’s Bay – but the regular 10.25pm train will still be running. 

Bus

Buses run regularly from Belfast’s Laganside and Europa Buscentres to Bangor Buscentre.

There is no return bus to Belfast after the concert ends.

There are multiple local bus routes available from Bangor and the surrounding areas.

For full timetables and ticket prices, go to:
www.translink.co.uk 
Tel: 028 9066 6630

Car Parking

Car parking will be available at The Flagship Centre, Dufferin Avenue, and Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex (Valentine’s Road). The car parks are a two, five and ten minute walk from the venue respectively. To pre-book a spot in the Flagship Car Park go to snowpatrolparking.eventbrite.com

Some blue badge parking spaces will be available at Quay Street Car Park – opposite the Boat House. Blue badge holders must apply for a pass by emailing boxoffice@openhousefestival.com. Please read our Accessibility section for further information.

Please note, the car parks on Queen’s Parade and Quay Street will be closed to the public throughout the day.

Coaches

Coach parking will be available at Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex (Valentine’s Road).

Drop offs / Collections

If you are getting a lift to the concert, please make sure you get dropped off/picked up well away from the city centre and concert venue area.

Taxi

A taxi rank will be operational from Bangor Station.

Please note – there will NOT be a taxi rank at the McKee Clock on Queen’s Parade.

Bangor Taxi Firms include:

–     Quick Cabs – 028 9127 1000
–     Bangor Cabs – 028 9145 6456
–     Kare Kabs – 028 9145 6777
–     Call A Cab Bangor – 028 9133 3333

Belfast taxi firms include:

–     FonaCAB – Tel 028 9033 3333
–     Value Cabs – Tel 028 9080 9080

Accessibility

Our Accessibility Area for the Snow Patrol Acoustic concert is now at maximum capacity. Following correspondence with ticket holders, all available spaces in the area have been booked.

Our Buddy scheme for carers is still operational – however it is now only available for the main arena. Buddy passes must be applied for in advance by contacting boxoffice@openhousefestival.com

If you believe you qualify for access to the area and have not already informed us or applied for a place, you may put your name on the reserve list by emailing boxoffice@openhousefestival.com and we will contact you should a space become available. Please note however, this is not guaranteed.

If a space does become available and we do contact you, we will ask for evidence to support your request.

If you arrive at the event hoping to access the Accessibility Area without a reservation, we’re really sorry, but we won’t be able to facilitate you.

There are still Blue Badge spaces available in the Quay Street car park. To apply for a pass please email boxoffice@openhousefestival.com

Below is a list of documents we accept when considering your request for a accessibility access ticket/complimentary carer’s ticket/blue badge parking pass:

  • Copy of a blue badge (both sides)
  • DLA
  • PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
  • Blind or partially sighted registration certificate (BD8 or CVI certificate)
  • Letter from a medical professional (a Doctor’s note or a letter from an occupational therapist)
  • Carers Allowance
  • Social Services letter – Confirmation in writing from Social Services that the individual is included on their Deaf Register, or a letter or report from an aural specialist confirming that hearing loss has been recorded at 70 – 95 dBHL or worse
  • War Pensions Mobility allowance
  • A Nimbus Access Card with the +1 symbol
  • Benefit award letters
  • A personal letter from your GP, community nurse or social worker

FAQs

Tickets

This event is sold out and we have no available tickets.

There is no waiting list.

Please no not come to the venue without a ticket.

Please be aware of ticket scammers. If you are buying a ticket from a third party, please make sure they are a trusted source.

Will there be an ATM on site?

No. There are ATMs situated on both High Street and Main Street.

Parking

Car parking will be available at The Flagship Centre, Dufferin Avenue, and Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex (Valentine’s Road). The car parks are a two, five and ten minute walk from the venue respectively. To pre-book a spot in the Flagship Car Park go to snowpatrolparking.eventbrite.com

Some blue badge parking spaces will be available at Quay Street Car Park – opposite the Boat House. Blue badge holders must apply for a pass by emailing boxoffice@openhousefestival.com

Please note, the car parks on Queen’s Parade and Quay Street will be closed to the public.

Accessibility & Buddy Scheme

For Snow Patrol Accessibility info click here.

I can't attend the concert, can I get a refund?

No, unfortunately we can only offer refunds or exchange tickets in the case of a cancelled event.

Can I bring food/drink to the event?

No. There will be a bar and food vendors on site plus free water stations.

Vegetarian & Vegan options will be available.

If you attempt to bring food or drink into the venue it will be confiscated.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No. Once you complete your booking, your ticket will be emailed to you. We would encourage you to show it on a mobile device when you arrive at your event – but you can also print it and bring it with you if necessary. 

The tickets have a QR code in the top corner, which we will scan upon entry. It’s much quicker for us to scan them from a phone – and much better for the environment.

Entry To Venue

The concert will take place on Bangor seafront, beside McKee Clock and opposite the Court House.

Entrance into the arena is via the Quay Marina car park, behind the McKee Clock on Quay Street. You will be directed by Open House staff and volunteers.

This is a fully standing concert – no seats/folding chairs are permitted into the arena.

You will be required to wear a wristband for the duration of the concert.

Please note – you will be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down. Any unauthorised items will be removed. See What Is Not Allowed On Site below.

What is not allowed on site?

Backpacks and large bags – small bags measuring up to A4 are allowed.

Garden furniture, fold up chairs, umbrellas, flares, fireworks, lasers, megaphones, air horns, drones, spray cans, aerosols, smoke/gas canisters, nitrous oxide, glass, Chinese lanterns, sound systems, speakers, unofficial tabards, hi-vis garments.

Professional cameras, recording equipment.

Illegal or unidentifiable substances.

Anything that looks like a weapon or could cause danger or disruption to other audience members.

Any drinks including glass or plastic bottles and cans. Bar facilities, water and hot food are available inside the venue.

Please note – you will be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down. If any of the above items are found they will be confiscated.

Are there age restrictions?

Yes, this event is strictly over 18s only.

You may be asked to produce identification.

The bar will be operating a Challenge 25 policy – anyone who looks under 25 years of age may be asked for ID.

Acceptable forms of ID for both venue entry and bar are: driving licence, passport and government issued ID cards only.

What time can I arrive from?

Gates will open at 5pm. You can enter the site any time from then.

The event will end at 10pm.

Who are the support acts?

Support acts on the night have been specially selected by Gary and the band. The line-up is:

  • The Florentinas
  • Lucy Gaffney
  • David C Clements
  • Snow Patrol

What if I lose something at the event?

If you leave something behind at the event, please email us at info@openhousefestival.comand we’ll do our best to help.

If you have any other queries please get in touch with us here.
Please remember to respect local residents and our community by not engaging in any anti-social behaviour and by not parking illegally or in residential areas. Above all, this is a really special occasion and we hope you have a great time!