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Snow Patrol 'most played NI act'

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Snow Patrol have beaten veteran musician Van Morrison to be named the most played Northern Irish act of the 21st century.

The indie rockers are the Northern Irish artists featured most often in UK radio and television broadcasts since 2000, according to research by licensing body PPL.

Although they formed in Scotland in the mid-1990s, four of Snow Patrol's five members hail from Northern Ireland and hits such as Chocolate, Chasing Cars and Run saw them finish ahead of Van Morrison, with Feargal Sharkey in third place.

The two runners-up were joined in the top 10 by their former bands- Morrison's Them are the eighth most-played and Sharkey's The Undertones the ninth.

Pop punk stalwarts Ash, indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club, electronic producer David Holmes, late Thin Lizzy and Skid Row guitarist Gary Moore and The Divine Comedy make up the rest of the top 10.

The research was put together ahead of this year's Northern Irish Music Prize which takes place on November 11 at the Mandela Hall in Belfast.

Belfast dancers win world street dance championships

A young street dancing group from east Belfast have become champions of the world.

They wowed the judges in Glasgow at the World Street Dance Championships to take the top prize last month.

Sara Moore has been along to see their award-winning moves.

X Factor judges have got the love for Lisburn singer

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Lisburn singer Rwanda Shaw impressed the judges as X Factor returned to our screens on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old made it through to Bootcamp after earning four 'yeses' for her performance of You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine.

Nicole Scherzinger said: "You've got an awesome voice, you're gorgeous - you've got so much potential."


Liam Gallagher to play ‘intimate’ Ulster Hall show

The show in Belfast will be the first of a 10-date tour in support of Liam Gallagher's new album. Credit: PA

Rock icon Liam Gallagher has announced an intimate show in Belfast’s Ulster Hall.

He’ll play the venue on 30 October as part of the first headline tour of his solo career, which will follow the release of his upcoming album As You Were.

Liam recently treated audiences at Reading and Leeds and Glastonbury to sets full of new material - as well as some old favourites from the Oasis back catalogue.

Tickets for his Belfast show go on sale next Friday.

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Kasabian reschedule Belfast show for 2018

Kasabian were due to headline a gig at Custom House Square in Belfast.

Rockers Kasabian have rescheduled their cancelled Belfast show for next year.

The band had to call off the Custom House Square gig at short notice last Tuesday when singer Tom Meighan was taken to hospital.

However they have now confirmed they will return to Belfast on 20 August 2018 to headline a rescheduled show at the same venue.

They added that all tickets for the original show will remain valid for the new date, however anyone wishing to claim a refund can do so from point of purchase.

About 10 minutes before the band were due on stage, the announcement was made that Kasabian would not be playing due to illness.

They apologised to fans in a statement.

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