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03rd May 2018

Finally! A Slane Castle concert has been confirmed for 2019

Michael Lanigan

Lord Henry Mountcharles is currently negotiating with the next band.

Slane Castle will play host to a major concert in 2019, it has been confirmed.

The announcement was made by the owner, Lord Henry Mountcharles during an interview on LMFM’s Late Lunch radio show on Thursday afternoon.

Currently, negotiations are nearing completion to bring a band to the iconic County Meath venue in early June 2019.

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Dispelling rumours that Paul McCartney would be next in line to perform, he was able to say that the band planned has not yet played there, effectively ruling out U2, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Slane Castle has played host to an array of artists since 1981, with the most recent group being Guns ‘n’ Roses in May 2017. That however, marked the first time that Mountcharles was unable to attend the concert due to illness.

Then, in February he confirmed that there would be no concert in 2018, while also sharing with readers of his Mirror column 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.

One of the major reasons however, for there not being a concert this year was due to his involvement in establishing a new whiskey brewery and restaurant at the Castle.