Snow Patrol may be focused on cracking America in 2007, but it seems home is where the heart is when it comes to festivals. The Celts have issued a 'come and get us' plea to organisers at T In The Park and Oxegen...
The band are about to embark on a huge world tour, spending a month in The States as they aim to capitalise on the success of their Billboard Top 5 smash ‘Chasing Cars’.
However, guitarist Nathan Connolly has revealed their greatest hope for 2007 would be to headline T In The Park and Oxegen.
And the band say they will definitely be taking time out from their gruelling US touring schedule to play at some of this summer’s festivals.
Connolly said: “It’s the old Scottish and Irish thing again – our two homes.
“Scotland and Ireland are always the best gigs for us. So I’d certainly hope we’re doing T In The Park – and headlining it would be even better.”
It certainly wouldn’t be beyond their reach. Last summer, Snow Patrol headlined their own outdoor show at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, attracting more than 20,000 fans.
And their latest album ‘Eyes Open’ became the UK’s biggest selling album of 2006, shifting more than a million and a half copies.
Geoff Ellis, chief organiser of T In The Park, recently hinted to Virtual Festivals that the band could feature at the Scottish festival . (Full interview HERE)
He told us: “There are obviously rumours about them playing this year.”
Snow Patrol last played the Scottish and Irish festivals in 2004, receiving one of the biggest receptions from the Celtic crowds that year.
T In The Park and Oxegen are held on the same weekend, this year on 7-8 July. They share the bulk of the same lineup with two bills swapping places across the Irish sea over two days.
Other acts rumoured to be playing at both festivals include Muse, The Killers, The View, Razorlight, KT Tunstall, Scissor Sisters and Fall Out Boy. For more on info on either festival, click on the links below.