I know both main bands on this bill are popular - but since when were they popular enough to sell out 45k tickets in a couple of hours - this stinks again.....something just doesn't sound right here.....
FATM sold out the O2 for the 2nd March also in minutes.
Both bands have very successful albums currently out and both bands, especially Snow Patrol, have a wide selection of big hits and lively tunes which all lead to a big sell. Snow Patrol would also have a large support in the North which would add to sales.
I think you're looking at the likes of Foo Fighters with Kasabian and maybe a night consisting of Rihanna/Katy Perry with David Guetta as possible headliners for a Friday and Saturday night gig. I know that many die-hard music fans would not appreciate a few of the above names but at the end of the day, both would sell out in a matter of minutes!!!