CONFIRMED: There will be no concerts at Slane Castle in 2018
Don’t worry, the Meath venue will be back hosting big gigs in 2019.
Lord Henry Mountcharles has confirmed that there will be no concerts at Slane Castle in Meath in 2018.
This morning Lord Henry announced there will be no concert at Slane this year but that he is actively working on a show for 2019.
— Slane Castle (@slanecastle) February 12, 2018
Concerts featuring some of the biggest names in the music business – including Bruce Springsteen, U2 and The Rolling Stones to name a few – have been held at the venue since 1981, but music fans will have to wait until 2019 to descend on the venue yet again.
Guns N’Roses were the last band to play the venue in May of last year, the first Slane Concert that wasn’t attended by Lord Mountcharles due to illness.
Mountcharles informed readers of his Irish Mirror column at the weekend that he had returned to his home on 29 January, having been “on a knife edge” and on the verge of death in St James’s Hospital in Dublin last year.
There have been a number of years when there has been no major concert in Slane since 1981 – 2016 being the latest one – but with Mountcharles already “actively working” on a show for 2019, the absence of a Slane date on the Irish music calendar is set to be a temporary one.
We can't wait to go back.