Red Hot Chili Peppers headline a sold out show at Slane Castle in County Meath.

Red Hot Chili Peppers had played support to U2 in Slane two years earlier and had promised to return. This time they were the headline act with support from Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey, Feeder, Morcheeba and Halite playing to a crowd of 80,000.

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters at Slane Castle (2003)
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters at Slane Castle (2003)

PJ Harvey at Slane Castle (2003)
PJ Harvey at Slane Castle (2003)

For Justin Green of promoters MCD, the event is going off very well and everyone is having a great time. 

We're all set for an amazing concert.

Fans have travelled from around Ireland and from further afield to enjoy the hours of live music on offer. 

Demand for this concert, say the organisers, has been absolutely phenomenal and a full house, eighty thousand people, are waiting patiently for the main attraction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 August 2003. The reporter is Bernard MacMullan.

Fans Relax at Slane in 2003
Fans Relax at Slane in 2003