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How well do you know your big, big summer concerts?

The Boss is in town. What better time to check your knowledge of the biggest summer gigs?

TONIGHT SEES A lull from the great Bruce Springsteen festival of hard rock, with his final Croke Park gig taking place tomorrow night.

So, with proper sunny summer with sunshine and everything just around the corner, what better time to see how well you know your big shades’n'suncream concerts?

Let’s see if you know your Live Aids from Live Eights…

We'll start with the Boss himself. Springsteen first played Ireland on 1 June 1985 at Slane Castle. It was his first ever outdoor gig in Europe, but what album was he touring?
Nebraska
Tunnel of Love

Darkness on the Edge of Town
Born in the USA
Another summer '85 spectacular was Live Aid. The huge charity gig was played on both sides of the Atlantic, in London and Philadelphia. But which artist managed to play both concerts in the same day?
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Alison Moyet
Phil Collins

Tom Petty
Freddie Mercury
Back to Slane, and U2 rocked up for two concerts as part of the Elevation tour in 2001. A sports event was shown on the big screen at the second of those concerts. What was it?
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Dublin vs Kerry, All Ireland Football Quarter Final
Ireland vs Netherlands, World Cup Qualifier

Tipperary vs Wexford, All Ireland Hurling Semi Final
Ireland vs Iran, World Cup Play Off
We're going there. Garth Brooks was due to play Dublin in 2014. The country star eventually cancelled, but how many gigs was he due to play?
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One
Three

Four
Five
Who headlined Slane in 1999?
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Bryan Adams
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Robbie Williams
Foo Fighters
Back to Croker, and which band or artist holds the record for number of concert appearances at GAA HQ?
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Westlife
U2

One Direction
Neil Diamond
Radiohead played the RDS on 21 June 1997, but what made the concert stand out from the ordinary?
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Thom Yorke mooned the crowd and got arrested after the concert
200 people were hospitalised with heatstroke

The concert suffered a complete electrical blackout during the encore
The concert was such a technical disaster the band wrote a song about it for their next album.
What year did King of Pop Michael Jackson play a sellout gig at the Aviva's predecessor, Lansdowne Road?
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1989
1990

1991
1992
Swedish House Mafia played a now-notorious gig in the Phoenix Park in 2012. But two other bands headlined gigs on the days before and after the DJ group - what were they?
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The Stone Roses & Snow Patrol
LCD Soundsystem & The Killers

Kings of Leon & Blur
Florence and the Machine & Temper Trap
Finally, Prince played a sellout gig to 60,000 people in Ireland in July 1990. But where did it take place?
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Croke Park, Dublin
Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Pairc Uí Chaoimh, Cork
Semple Stadium, Tipperary
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You're Garth Brooks
After all that, you could have played at least one concert...
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You scored out of !
You're Garth Brooks
After all that, you could have played at least one concert...
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're Garth Brooks
After all that, you could have played at least one concert...
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're Garth Brooks
After all that, you could have played at least one concert...
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You scored out of !
You're Bono
You get a lot of criticism, but you know how to rock a stage
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You scored out of !
You're Bono
You get a lot of criticism, but you know how to rock a stage
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You scored out of !
You're Bono
You get a lot of criticism, but you know how to rock a stage
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You scored out of !
You're Bob Geldof
Sure didn't you throw the biggest summer gig of them all?
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You scored out of !
You're Bob Geldof
Sure didn't you throw the biggest summer gig of them all?
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You scored out of !
You're Bruce Springsteen
You're the Boss, ain't no arguing with the truth
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You scored out of !
You're Bruce Springsteen
You're the Boss, ain't no arguing with the truth
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