The National to play Donnybrook


By: Paul Carton

 Donnybrook Stadium is to host American band The National over a weekend this Summer. The band, who have played to sell-out crowds in Vicar Street and reached the number one spot in the Irish Album Charts with their recent album Sleep Well Beast, will play to a crowd of approximately ten thousand at the D4 stadium.

When the band come and play on the 15th and 16th of June this year, it will be 10 years since the venue was used for a music venue with Michael Bublé swooning the crowd back then. Tickets are available through ticketmaster and are priced at €76 or you can buy a two-day pass for €136.

The gates are set to open at 2pm each day and support acts named so far include Lisa Hannigan and Villagers, albeit on seperate days. There will be alcohol sold on the day, but it is not an over-18s only event and anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.