A concert in honour of Barack Obama will be held on College Green in Dublin on Monday May 23rd
The show is scheduled to run for more than two hours, and gates into the concert will open at 2pm. It is a free concert open to the public and tickets are not needed.
The final line-up has yet to be finalised – but there is some speculation that Bono or even all of U2 could make an appearance. U2 are on tour in America – but are not playing on Sunday or Monday.
Other artists rumoured to appear are Jedward, Sharon Shannon, Mundy, The Coronas and Imelda May.
A number of leading Irish actors will give readings, among them Brendan Gleeson and Gabriel Byrne. Irish sporting figures are due to appear – such as Pádraig Harrington, Robbie Keane and Brian O’Driscoll (with the Heineken Cup trophy.)
Members of the public have been advised to enter by the security gates at the intersection of Dame Street and Parliament Street.
The Taoiseach will introduce the headline act towards the end of the concert, when Barack Obama will address the crowd. It is expected that the grand finale will take place at around 6pm.