Belfast Concert For Yes Vote

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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
  • Contributor
    Annette 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."

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1998
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN98/139
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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