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Coldplay in talks to headline Slane 2012 according to Irish reports




Coldplay want to headline Slane this year, the Irish Daily Mirror can reveal. The Paradise stars are in talks with organisers over an 80,000 capacity show at the famous music Mecca. Coldplay stole the show at last summer's Oxegen festival when they thrilled fans with a dynamic performance of their biggest hits.


Now the stars want to join the elite cast of big names who have headlined the event over the years. A Slane insider revealed last night: "Coldplay would be mammoth - they are the hottest ticket in music right now. "Talks are underway but as is always with Slane, you can't be sure until it's officially announced. One thing that is certain is Coldplay would be big box office. Everyone's still talking about their performances at Oxegen and Glastonbury last year."


The group have made a huge impact with their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, and tickets to their world tour sold out in record time when they were released last September. Over the years a Slane headline slot has become the ultimate accolade, with acts including U2, Queen, Robbie Williams and The Rolling Stones selling out the venue. As always Slane supremo Lord Henry Mountcharles was keeping his cards close to his chest last night.


Asked about the Coldplay coup he said: "I have absolutely nothing to say about that at the minute." But music industry sources say Chris Martin and the band have made the show their No1 priority for this summer. A insider added: "They are playing loads of gigs but Slane would be the ultimate. "Chris Martin hasn't stopped going on about the Irish crowd since Oxegen. He really believes 80,000 fans at one of the world's most iconic live venues would be their finest hour."


Last May the Kings Of Leon headlined the 30th anniversary event with support acts including Thin Lizzy, who with an earlier line-up headlined the first Slane concert.


Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/music/2012/01/12/coldplay-in-talks-to-headline-slane-2012-115875-23695760/#ixzz1jEogv9bw

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