Ash are to be recognised for their contribution to music at a special awards ceremony in Belfast in the autumn. The three-piece will be presented with the ‘Oh Yeah’ legend award at Mandela Hall on November 11.
Charlotte Dryden, the chief executive of the city’s Oh Yeah Music Centre, said:
“Ash have played a major part in the story of Northern Irish music, and in the story of Oh Yeah too. Our centre is named after the very song that features on their debut album, 1977. How brilliant to honour and celebrate the band with an Oh Yeah Legend Award. It’s going to be a momentous evening.”
After being given the award, Ash will perform their 1977 album in full at the centre.
Previous recipients of the Oh Yeah Legend Award include Neil Hannon’s Divine Comedy, Therapy, Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones.