After a week of rumours, speculation and building excitement, the news was finally confirmed yesterday that music legend Bruce Springsteen will be coming to Kilkenny for two dates in July.
The details of the concerts were officially unveiled by Aiken Promotions to a packed Langton’s Hotel and an over-excited Hector from RTÉ 2fm’s breakfast show early on Thursday morning.
Not content with the three gigs he had already announced for Ireland as part of his Wrecking Ball Tour this summer, the Boss will now play Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of July. The previously announced gigs for Ireland will take place in Belfast, Cork and Limerick, also during July.
The two concerts will take the form of a mini festival of sorts, with the doors opening at 12.30pm on both days. A host of Irish musicians will entertain the crowd throughout the day until the man himself takes to the stage on the night. On Saturday, Glen Hansard and Damian Dempsey will be the most well-known of the performers warming up the crowd, while on Sunday, Imelda May and LAPD will entertain the crowd. Sure who needs Oxegen?
As expected, you’ll pay a pretty penny for tickets. One-day ticket prices are €90 for general admission or €100 for seated. I recommend cracking open the piggy bank.
Tickets for the two gigs will go on sale on Thursday morning, February 7th, at 9am and are expected to be in high demand. Even my dear old mum is after tickets. So I’ll see you outside Ticketmaster at 6am, I’ll bring the sleeping bag and you bring the flask of tea.