Friday 17 November 2017

Slane marks thirty years

1981 Thin Lizzy headlined the first ever Slane Concert to a modest crowd of 18,000 and U2 seventh on the bill 1982 The Rolling Stones made the first of their two appearances on the Slane stage – although members attended more gigs in Ireland in the mean time 1983 U2 headline for the first time with massive support from Big Country, Eurythmics and Simple Minds.

This ''Slane concert' was actually held in the Phoenix Park after planning was refused in Slane. 1984 Bob Dylan plays, and Van Morrison, Bono and Santana join them on stage 1985 Bruce Springsteen plays a tour de force performance of three hours, with no support acts 1986 Queen headline and The Bangles provide support 1987 A year before the group's debut album, Aslan are fourth on the bill to David Bowie

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