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Bono has even made the sun shine as fans gather ahead of sold out Croke Park gig

The hottest ticket in town.

U2 AT SLANE CASTLE POP CONCERTS ROCK FESTIVALS Bono singing at Slae in 2001. Source: Leon Farrell/

THE SUN IS shining ahead of tonight’s sold out U2 show in Croke Park with Met Éireann saying the only risk is some isolated light showers in Dublin.

The concert is part of the band’s Joshua Tree tour across North America and Europe to celebrate 30 years since the release of one of their most famous albums.

Fans from across the world have descended on Dublin to see the band play in their home town and they’ve been greeted by sunshine across the capital.

Temperatures are ranging between 17 to 20 degrees with most of the country benefitting some summer sunshine.

Tomorrow is also likely to stay mainly dry with the possibility of some scattered showers in the east.

Temperatures tomorrow are predicted to be even warmer and may reach 22 degrees in places.

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Gates open in Croke Park at 5pm this afternoon with support act Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds coming on stage at 7pm.

U2 are scheduled to come on stage at 8.40pm and the show will finish at about 11pm.

Read: This is how the stage will look at U2 tomorrow >

Read: Heading to Croke Park next weekend? Whet your appetite with a video visit to this ‘U2 room’ >

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