Concert History

Acts such as U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Guns ‘N Roses, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, David Bowie, Queen and REM have performed in Slane. U2, uniquely, have performed three times at the venue – playing support to the renowned Irish band, Thin Lizzy, who headlined Slane with their first show in 1981.


The History Of Slane Castle Concerts 1981 to 2017

16th August 1981

THIN LIZZY

U2/Hazel O’Connor/Rose Tattoo/Sweet Savage/The Bureau/Megahype

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24th July 1982

ROLLING STONES

J.Geils Band/The Chieftans/George Thorogood and the Destroyers

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8th July 1984

BOB DYLAN

UB40/Santanta/In Tua Nua

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1st June 1985

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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5th July 1986

QUEEN

Chris Rea/Bangles/Fountain Head

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11th July 1987

DAVID BOWIE

Big Country/Aslan/The Grove

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16th May 1992

GUNS N’ ROSES

Faith No More/My Little Funhouse

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10th July 1993

NEIL YOUNG

Pearl Jam/Van Morrison/Saw Doctors/James/ 4 Non Blondes/ The Blue Angels

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22nd July 1995

REM

Oasis/Spearhead/Sharon Shannon/Belly/Luka Bloom

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29th August 1998

THE VERVE

Manic Street Preachers/Robbie Williams/Finlay Quaye/The Sea Horses/James/Junkster

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28th August 1999

ROBBIE WILLIAMS

Stereophonics/Placebo/Happy Mondays/Gomez/David Gray/Simon Carmody

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26th August 2000

BRYAN ADAMS

Moby/Macy Gray/Melanie C/Muse/Eagle – Eye Cherry/Dara/Screaming Orphans

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25th August 2001

U2

Red Hot Chili Peppers/Coldplay/Kelis/JJ72/Relish

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1st September 2001

U2

Moby/Ash/Nelly Furtado/The Walls/Dara

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21st August 2002

STEREOPHONICS

The Charlatans/Nickelback/Counting Crows/Ocean ColourScene/Doves/The Revs

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23rd August 2003

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Foo Fighters/Queens of Stone Age/PJ Havey/Feeder

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29th August 2005

MADONNA

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18th August 2007

ROLLING STONES

The Charlatans/The Hold Steady/Tinariwen/Frankie Gavin

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20th June 2009

OASIS

The Prodigy/Kasabian/Glasvegas/The Blizzards

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28th May 2011

KINGS OF LEON

The Whigs / Mona /White Lies / Thin Lizzy / Elbow

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15th June 2013

BON JOVI

Coronas/Bressie/Ham Sandwich

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18th August 2013

ENIMEM

Plus Special Guests

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30th May 2015

FOO FIGHTERS

Kaiser Chiefs/Hozier/Ash/The Strypes

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27th May 2017

GUNS N' ROSES

Royal Blood/Mark Lanegan/Otherkin

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