The village of Slane prepares for the second influx of tens of thousands of U2 fans in eight days.

Concert goers are being encouraged to use public transport to get to the venue following severe traffic congestion at the first concert the previous week.

This report shows footage from the concert that the band played at Slane the previous week. Lord Henry Mountcharles says the event is unique and special on the 20th anniversary of U2's first show in Slane Castle. This is the first time that a double concert has taken place at Slane as a result of high ticket demand.

There will be 800 Gardaí on duty, 30 doctors, and over a hundred nursing staff on duty. There will also be a hundred personnel patrolling the River Boyne.

The second half of the Ireland v Holland game will be shown on the big screen between bands at the concert.

Also on the bill on the day were Moby, Ash, Nelly Furtado, The Walls and Dara.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 31 August 2001. The reporter is Colm Connolly.