"The Jacks Are Back"


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U2 are back to play their first gig in Dublin for almost two years. There are almost 60,000 in Croke Park to welcome the band home.

  • Title
    U2 Wide Awake in Dublin
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Billy Magra (Producer Director)
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  • Clip title
    "The Jacks Are Back"
  • Extended description

    U2 return to Croke Park for their first Dublin gig in two years. An audience of almost 60,000 are there to welcome them home. 'U2 Wide Awake in Dublin' centres on U2's Croke Park gig in June 1985. The film looks at the build up to the concert and talks to band members and the production crew. In this clip U2 make their way on stage and open the show with 'I Will Follow.'

  • Information

    The RTÉ Guide billing for 'U2 Wide Awake in Dublin' described it as, "A documentary on the group's sell out show at Croke Park last June. The camera went behind the scenes to catch the band at rehearsal and soundchecks, and also attended the Unforgettable Fire/Martin Luther King Peace Exhibition - part of the Dublin City Carnival. Then interviews with members of the band, the word from the key people in the organisation who help keep U2 one of the most popular and professional rock bands in the world." (RTÉ Guide, December 13, 1985, Vol.9, No.52, p.17)

  • Local keywords
    U2, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Paul McGuinness, Ali Hewson, Croke Park, Concerts, Music, Rock, Arts, Culture,
  • Geographical coverage
    Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Language used
    English (eng)