Meath County Council has been told that August 28 will be the date of this year's Slane concert.

Under planning permission requirements, promoter Eamonn McCann and Slane Castle owner, Lord Henry Mountcharles had to inform Meath County Council of the date by the 31st of December last.

Permission is in place for an annual concert at the outdoor venue until 2008.

Last year, The Verve and Robbie Williams topped the bill and speculation is now mounting over who will headline this year's gig.