It could be the last gig of the Summer but also the one worth waiting for after Lord Henry Mountcharles yesterday (Wednesday) said there could still be concert at Slane Castle this year.
The normally restrained but direct Castle owner has confirmed he has kept "one date open" for one particular act.
"I am still holding 1 date in 2012 and it is a possibility that might be a show but at this stage I can't hold the date for much longer," he
"I am extremely careful about choosing a headline act and until I am convinced I have made the right choice I will never confirm a show but in this case time is running out and I will be making an announcement regarding this year in the very near future," he added.
When it comes to approving who plays at his ancestral home, which is unique in having a natural amphitheatre as its front lawn, Lord Henry makes no bones about saying, "the buck stops at my desk."
He is known for his love of rock and U2, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Robbie Williams and most recently Kings of Leon have ensured sell out and memorable concerts for the 80 thousand ticket-holders.
Each one requires a licence from Meath county council and weeks of preparation. A definitive announcement on a concert this year is expected in the coming days.
A source close to the Castle said the date being held is the 25th August. It is the the last Saturday before the school terms resumes
and a weekend that traditionally marks the end of the Summer holidays.
Meanwhile Lord Mountcharles confirmed, "there is a high possibility of a show next year."
The Slane Castle Facebook page reveals that fans are keen for acts such as Pearl Jam, Coldplay and ACDC, while the rumour mill is rife with the suggestion that Pop Senstation Rihanna could headline the famous concert.