Music | 2 months ago
Heading to U2 on Saturday? Here's the weather, stage-times and potential set-list
It looks like it will be a Beautiful Day.

If you're one of the lucky "few" (and by few, we mean tens of thousands) that nabbed a ticket to the U2 gig this Saturday in Croke Park, then we've got some deets you may want to be aware of.

First and foremost, how should you be dressed? Shorts, or a raincoat? Or judging by the weather of late, somehow a mix of both?

Well, according to the folks at Met Eireann, it will unfortunately be a bit of both, as they say we can expect it to be largely dry on Saturday with sunny spells, while a few showers will develop in the afternoon and evening. Temperature-wise, expect highs of 17 to 19 Celsius, with light easterly or variable breezes.

Next, what time to arrive?

Well, it depends on how much you like one of the Gallagher brothers, or if you're just there for Bono and co.

The anticipated schedule for the day starts off with the gates open at 5pm, with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds expected to take the stage at 7pm, with the main attraction taking over from 8.30pm.

And finally, what songs can you expect to hear?

Well, a lot of you might want to be surprised by the set-list, so this should be the part where you stop reading, but if you're still here, we shall continue on with the educated guessing of what will be played.

Since they kicked off the anniversary tour of The Joshua Tree album a few months back, there has been a lot set in stone, with a few changes here and there.

Advertisement

For example, the final song in their Berlin gig was a cover of The Beatles' 'Rain', while their recent gig in Spain capped off with their new song 'The Little Things That Give You Away', from their upcoming new album.

You'll notice that songs five to fifteen are The Joshua Tree, played entirely in sequential order, since that is the album at the centre of the whole world tour celebration.

We imagine this being their hometown they'll play something special for the crowd, but here's the common denominators so far:

Intro: The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. New Year's Day
3. Bad
4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
5. Where the Streets Have No Name
6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
7. With Or Without You
8. Bullet the Blue Sky
9. Running to Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God's Country
12. Trip Through Your Wires
13. One Tree Hill
14. Exit
15. Mothers of the Disappeared
16. Miss Sarajevo
17. Beautiful Day
18. Elevation
19. Vertigo
20. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
21. One

While you're here, check out Episode 25 of The JOE Show...


Read more about:

Croke Park, U2, gig, live, Concert, The Joshua Tree, Setlist