Boomtown Rats at Leixlip Castle 1980

Fans turn out in their thousands to see the Boomtown Rats weeks after the original concert was planned. The postponed concert finally goes ahead at Leixlip on 2 March 1980.

The Boomtown Rats were originally supposed to play a concert at Leopardstown race course but had been prohibited from playing by the courts.

This RTÉ News report by Michael Walsh features interviews with Desmond Guinness, the owner of Leixlip Castle, and Bob Geldof.

Playing together for the first time since 1986, the Boomtown Rats reform to play the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend. The Boomtown Rats last played as a group at 'Self Aid' in Dublin on 17 May 1986. The Boomtown Rats play the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 16 June.

The Boomtown Rats play Live at the Marquee, Cork on 5 July.

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