U2 and Ash play a concert in Belfast days before the referendum on the Belfast Agreement.
- Title Belfast Concert For Yes Vote
- 1st Broadcast 19/05/1998
- ContributorAnnette O'Donnell (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:43
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Belfast Concert For Yes Vote
- Extended description
Days before the referendum on the Belfast Agreement, U2 and Ash play a concert in Belfast. In front of 2,000 young people from schools across Northern Ireland, the bands call for a yes vote.
On stage Bono introduces David Trimble and John Hume as "two men who have taken a leap of faith out of the past and into the future."
A RTÉ News report on a concert held by U2 and Ash prior to the vote on the Belfast Agrement broadcast 19 May 1998.
Referendums were held in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland on 23 May 1998 where the votes were in favour of the Blefast Agreement.
- Local keywords U2, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Ash, Tim Wheeler, David Trimble, John Hume, Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland, Troubles, Music, Culture, Politics, Good Friday Agreement
- Geographical coverage Belfast, Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1998
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN98/139
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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Belfast Concert For Yes Vote
Broadcast - 19/05/1998
Clip Length - 00:02:43