Saturday 20 October 2018

Johnny Depp and Nick Cave among line-up for 60th birthday celebratory concert for Shane MacGowan

MacGowan will headline

Actor Johnny Depp at the Glastonbury Festival earlier this year
Actor Johnny Depp at the Glastonbury Festival earlier this year
Johnny Depp at Glastonbury
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, Blondie’s Clem Burke, Nick Cave and Cerys Matthews are all set to perform at the National Concert hall’s 60th birthday celebratory concert for legendary singer Shane MacGowan.

The concert  is part  of the NCH Perspectives Series and “celebrates the power and poetry of Shane’s work”.

Others artists in the line up include Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O’Sullivan, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa O’Neill, Finbar Furey, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Spider Stacy, and Jem Finer.

The concert will take place on Monday 15th January with the man himself Shane MacGowan headlining the night.

The evening’s celebrations will be hosted by RTÉ broadcaster and presenter John Kelly.

Actor Johnny Depp described MacGowan as: ‘one of the most important poets of the 20th century’.

The concert is produced and curated in collaboration with Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke, together with Gerry O’Boyle and the NCH.

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