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After much speculation over who will play Croke Park next summer – some of it involving Garth Brooks – Irish rockers The Script have been be unveiled as the headline act. The Dublin band will play the stadium on June 20th.

Tickets for next summer’s concert go on sale next Thursday at 9am. The Script will be supported by Grammy award-winning and sometimes controversial artist, Pharrel Williams. It will be the biggest concert to date for the Dublin band and the date falls the week of the 30th anniversary of U2’s first concert in the venue, when they played as part of the Unforgettable Fire tour.

Speaking at a press conference in Croke Park yesterday, lead singer Danny O’Donoghue said it would be a “very special gig…nothing tastes sweeter than an Irish show”.

Asked whether they were nervous about their capacity to sell over 80,000 tickets, O’Donoghue said, “I think we’re more nervous about the weather. We just want everyone to enjoy themselves. The nerves are more about that. It’s more excitement than nerves.”

“There is no better way to put the events of the summer behind us than with a Dublin band playing at the pinnacle of their career.”

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