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Friday 19 July 2019

Get ready to rock ... superstars AC/DC tipped to headline Slane

Superstar rockers AC/DC are being tipped as one of the big-name acts to play Slane Castle this summer.

As first revealed in the Herald, Henry Mountcharles has provisionally set aside August 28 for a concert at the 80,000-strong Meath venue.

Now the rumour mill has gone into overdrive that the Australian rockers could be the top performers at the popular venue.

The Whole Lotta Rosie stars are one of the few acts in the world deemed big enough to fill the outside venue -- and who will also already be touring towards the end of the summer with their Black Ice show.

Given the spectacular nature of their monster stage show, which they brought to Punchestown and the O2 arena last year, they would be deemed the perfect candidates.

Currently touring Down Under, they will bring their sell-out tour back to Europe this May.

"This is a band that managed to sell out the Stade de France next June -- they would easily be able to sell out Slane," said an insider.

When pushed about who he was in negotiations with, Mountcharles refused to be drawn.

But he did confirm that August 28 was the only possible date.

Other names being mooted as possible performers by industry insiders include Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Muse and Robbie Williams.

mfinn@herald.ie

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