The History of Slane Concerts

In the last quarter of a century, music has become central to the tradition of Slane.

For years, it has played host to the Festival in Great Irish Houses, but it is for the fabulous open air Rock Concerts in the great natural amphitheatre below the Castle that it has become internationally renowned.

1981-2019     Concert Gallery

Guns n Roses on stage surrounded by smoke and lights
VIP area in courtyward outside Slane Castle
Historic image of Gardai watching concert

Slane Concert 2019

The Summer of 2019 we were delighted to welcome Metallica on their Worldwide Tour 2019.

Slane Concert 2019

They joined a historic list of past acts such as U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, David Bowie, Queen and REM, who have performed at Slane.