U2 confirm giant concert in Dublin

Thursday, March 01, 2001
U2 have made their first announcement about the European leg of their Elevation world tour.

The band have confirmed on their official website they'll headline a one-day festival in Dublin at Slane Castle on August 25.

Also playing are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Kelis, JJ72 and Relish.

The event will be the climax of U2's tour.

It marks the 20th anniversary of their only previous appearance at Slane Castle when they supported fellow countrymen Thin Lizzy.

Tickets go on sale from 7am on March 10 priced at £36.50, and are limited to six per person.

Telephone bookings can be made on 0870 243 4455 in the UK and 1890 925 100 in the Republic of Ireland.

Details of the rest of the European tour dates are expected to be announved next week.