Sunday 22 October 2017

The Rolling Stones to play Slane? Organisers confirm concert to return in 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: L-R Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger attend as The Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary with an exhibition at Somerset House on July 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: L-R Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger attend as The Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary with an exhibition at Somerset House on July 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

THE Rolling Stones are hotly tipped as the headline act for the Slane concert next year, after organisers today confirmed its return after a hiatus in 2012.

A press conference has been called for next Tuesday morning, when organisers are set to confirm who the headline act will be.

Although there has been no indication given by organisers, speculation is already rampant that legendary rockers the Rolling Stones will take to the stage.

The band have reformed to play a series of concerts to mark 50 years in the music business.

If they are unveiled as the headline act, they will be the first ever act to headline three times – they played the concert in 1982 and 2007.

However there are other possible names being speculated upon - including The Script, Muse and Greenday.

The Meath village has become famous for hosting the annual outdoor concert, with acts such as U2, Oasis and Madonna headlining the event in the past.

Castle owner Lord Henry Mountcharles and the headline act will be in attendance for the press conference, which is scheduled to get underway at 11am on Tuesday.

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