Script dedicate song to the Berkeley victims at sellout Croker gig

NewsBy Jenny Curran
The Script hours before their sold-out gig at Croke Park
The Script hours before their sold-out gig at Croke Park

Tennent's Vital headliners The Script swept into Croke Park last night taking over the huge 80,000 venue in a sea of green.

Flashing strobes, enormous emerald balloons and massive, soaring flags filled the stadium.

If the rumbles of Croker are anything to go by Belfast is in for an audible sensation on 30th August. All we have to do is try and hold back our excitement for the until then.

After selling 20 million records and taking over the American charts, our home team have returned. Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheeehan and Glen Power are back and they mean musical business.

 The Script are only the third Irish act ever to headline Croke Park, but boy do they have the charisma and talent to fill it and then some.

Danny, Mark and Glen stormed out onto stage looking every inch the massive stars they have become. The crowd was captivated as they belted out a collection of all their tunes from the new album and a few classics. 

Mark took to the mic in a moving moment, though he said it "wasn't a lot", he dedicated "If you can see me now" to the families of the Berkeley tragedy, saying it was a song they wrote about their own grievances. 

There is a real sense of national pride surrounding The Script and they are thrilled to be back in Ireland and playing gigs like Croke Park and Tennent's Vital. 

We love a good rags to riches story and these guys personify it. Going from tiny gigs and crashing on each other couches to last night, having Pharell Williams warming the crowd up for them!  Next up a collection of UK festivals before rolling back to home turf. 

The Script will hit the Tennent’s Vital stage on bank holiday weekend Sunday 30th August. They’ll be joined by Kodaline, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit and Jack Savoretti, completing the bill for Boucher Road Festival.  

Tennent’s Vital fans are in for an unforgettable night of music over the August bank holiday weekend.