The Divine Comedy set for Oh Yeah Legend Award


Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy will be the next recipient of the Oh Yeah Legend Award at Belfast’s Mandela Hall on November 14.

Recognising “the exceptional contribution of a musician or a music industry figure from Northern Ireland” the award ceremony will take place at the next NI Music Prize, which takes place as part of a wider programme, Sound of Belfast, in November.

Speaking of the award, Hannon said, “I am amazed and humbled to be receiving this honour. There is nothing more gratifying than recognition from your homeland, and I’m very much looking forward to playing some songs and seeing some familiar faces at the Mandela Hall on Nov 14th.”

Stuart Bailie CEO the Oh Yeah Music Centre said, “The Divine Comedy have delivered so many stunning songs and Neil Hannon writes with wit, emotion and intelligence. He continues to bring distinction to Northern Ireland and we’re so pleased that he has agreed to accept his Legend Award and to perform at the occasion.”

Tickets for the NI Music Prize can be purchased here.


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