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Three major concerts for August
- 9 August 2004

Marley Park is the hot spot this summer. There will be three major concerts at the end of August. The Frames, Supergrass and Idlewild will be performing on Saturday, 21st August. The White Stripes, plus guests will make an appearance on Tuesday, 24 August and Dido and the Scissor Sisters will finish up Ireland's outdoor summer concerts on Wedneday, 25 August.

The White Stripes have become very popular in Ireland over the last 3/4 years. Formed in '97, they have a very unique and distintive rock and roll sound. Their influences include bands such as the Kinks and blues musicians such as Blind Willie McTell. The White Stripes will be highly awaited especially for those fans who missed them at last years Witnness Festival.

Supergrass will be another great concert. They describe their music as upbeat, uplifting and full of energy, you can't argue with that. To hear some snippets from their recent best of album, check out this link.

Dido, wow!, songs such as White Flag, Life for Rent, Don't Leave Home, All you want and Thank You have made Dido one of the most respected artists in Europe. Artists such as Sinead O'Connor, Alanis Morissette, Enya, Beth Ortson and Seal have had an obvious effect on the young London lass. Her music is characterised by enjoyable acoustic rhythms and melodic string harmonies. Dido was made a star overnight when Eminem borrowed the melody from her song, Thank You, for his hit song Stan.

Rock and indie fans should definitely check out the gigs featuring the Frames and the White Stripes. Dido should satify those who are looking for something a little bit more soulful and cool.

Tickets can be bought online at Ticketmaster. Shuttle buses will operate before and after the concert, check out Dublin Bus for details.

The Marley Park Gigs
Dates Artists Gates Open Price Range
21 August The Frames, Supergrass, Idlewild 14 30 E42.50
24 August The White Stripes plus guests 14 30 E55
25 August Dido, Scissor Sisters 17 00 E55