Oasis rock 80,000 at Slane


Yesterday's Oasis concert in Slane passed off with little trouble gardaí said today.

Ten people were arrested on public order offences throughout the day, with two people detained on suspicion of drink driving.

A garda spokesman said those arrested at the event will appear before district courts in the locality.

Security was tight as 80,000 fans made their way to the Meath town from noon.

Some concert-goers complained there weren't enough buses laid on by Dublin Bus at the end of the concert. One woman said she did not manage to get a seat on a bus until 3am. The concert ended at 11.30pm.

A spokeswoman for Dublin Bus denied this. "We had 200 buses waiting to take people home at the end of the concert. When they were full additional buses were sent from Navan. We had everyone on a bus by 2am," she said.

Extra manpower was also on patrol around the banks of the Boyne after two people drowned when the Manchester band played back-up to US rockers REM in 1995.

As The Prodigy, Kasabian, Glasvegas, and The Blizzards warmed up the crowd, Noel and Liam Gallagher brother’s extended Irish family soaked up the sunshine and atmosphere backstage in the VIP area.

The hyped-up crowd then erupted as the Mancunian act took to the stage and kicked off the open air gig with Rock N Roll Star.

For almost two hours the group wowed fans with a mix of their most iconic classics like Roll With It and Wonderwall with some of their newer hits.

Additional reporting: PA