He received an OBE back in June, so big honours are not necessarily a big deal to Gary Lightbody anymore.

Receiving the freedom of your home city, however, is a whole other matter.

More accurately, Lightbody was made a a Freeman of the Borough of Ards and North Down for his contribution to/achievements in music on Tuesday, and marked the occasion with a Snow Patrol acoustic set last night.

The band ran through some of their biggest hits ahead of their Electic Picnic set this weekend, including 'Run', 'Chocolate' and 'Set the Fire to the Third Bar' in front of a crowd of 5,000 at Bangor Marina - which Lightbody called their 'biggest acoustic gig' to date.

"I was born and bred in Bangor and even though I may have wandered for some years in my life I have made a home here again over the last 12 years," he said about the honour in a previous Instagram post. "It’s somewhere I love dearly. It’s a place full of music and seems to be a wee factory for great artists," before going on to name other acts from the city - including Foy Vance, Two Door Cinema Club and Iain Archer.

The gig was part of the Open House Festival and kicked off with sets by Northern Irish band The Florentinas, as well as David C. Clements and Lucy Gaffney.

Lightbody has also contributed significantly to Northern Irish charities via his Lightbody Foundation.

See fan-shot footage from the gig below: