Music is in our blood

Acts such as Metallica, U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Guns ‘N Roses, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kings Of Leon, David Bowie, Queen and REM have performed at 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. We’re thrilled to have Harry Styles playing in 2023.

1981-2019     Harry Styles

The stage with band and large screens
VIP area outside castle tents and picnic benches
Stage and Castle in an empty venue before concert

40 Years of Rock & Roll at Slane Castle

Last year we are delighted to mark the 40th anniversary of the first ever rock concert at Slane Castle. Thin Lizzy headed the bill on 16th August 1981, supported by U2 and Hazel O’Connor.

Concerts at Slane Castle

18,000 fans from all over the country made the inaugural ‘trip to Slane’ to the now iconic venue. Lord Henry Mount Charles’ vision turned into the most successful and best loved concert series Ireland has ever seen, in a natural amphitheatre by the banks of the River Boyne.

Slane Concert Memories