The city will be rocked to its foundations this weekend as the biggest name in music comes to the city. Bruce Sprinsgsteen and the E Street Band will play Nowlan Park on Saturday and Sunday nights ti a combined audience of over 50,000 people.
And the pressure is one The Boss to upstage the hurlers and Brian Cody who triumphed their a few weeks ago against Tipperary in what was a special night on the hallowed turf. And Borough Council officials are waiting to see if Springsteen will accept the offer of a civic reception by Mayor of Kilkenny, Martin Brett who has said that the will present Bruce with a hurley and sliotar if he arrives in City Hall. “We have been on to them but because he is so busy, they haven’t been able to confirm it yet,” Mayor Brett said.
A major traffic plan will be in operation and details of that and the park and ride scheme are on Page 11. You can find out what to expect at a Springsteen concert on pages 39, 40 and 41. Springsteen and his entourage including daughter Jessica, are staying in Mount Juliet where he is expected to play golf with horse trainer, Enda Bolger from Graignamanagh. Daughter, Jessica will go horse riding locally as she warms up for Olympic Games when she is expected to part of the US team.