Oh Yeah Centre: Sound of Belfast Festival

Local news story first broadcast on 25th October 2017.

The Oh Yeah Centre is situated in a former bonded whiskey warehouse in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. It measures The venue offers rehearsal rooms, performance space, a café and office units for music businesses. It was opened on 5 May 2007.

The Oh Yeah project was formed after a meeting between Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, the former Assistant Editor of NME, Stuart Bailie, Martin Neill, a multi-media professional and Davy Matchett, who had been involved in business and banking and had a passion for music, on 29 December 2005.

After a number of fundraisers and charity work for the centre, Lightbody’s band Snow Patrol donated finance for the venture. Lightbody felt it would be more beneficial to get assistance from the government. Tim Wheeler from Ash and BBC Radio 1’s Colin Murray are also counted amongst the active supporters of the Oh Yeah Centre.

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