The annual Christmas tradition goes big in 2015
Bono, Hozier, Kodaline, The Script, The Coronas, Glen Hansard (frontman of The Frames, and star of Irish music movie Once), Ronan Keating (Boyzone) and Dublin rockabilly singer Imelda May have taken part in a Dublin Christmas tradition, busking on the city’s shopping hub Grafton Street for charity on Christmas Eve.
The annual tradition – in aid of local homeless charity the Simon Community – takes place unannounced on the street every year in December.
Tracks performed in 2015 included Hozier’s hit single ‘Take Me To Church’, U2 tracks ‘When Love Comes To Town’ and ‘Every Breaking Wave’ and Kodaline hit ‘All I Want’.
Watch some clips of the busking on a very overcrowded shopping street via YouTube, below:
U2 are fresh from their Innocence + Experience World Tour, which saw the Dubliners finish up in Paris after having to reschedule two gigs due to the attacks on Eagles Of Death Metal‘s show in November. Shooting in the Bataclan killed 89 people.
Bono recently revealed he has written a song about the attacks, after asking Eagles of Death Metal to join him on stage at U2’s second Paris show. The Paris-themed track is called ‘Surrender’, and the lyrics can be heard here.
U2 also displayed the names of all the Paris victims at the back of the stage as they performed the rearranged gig.
Meanwhile, The Edge has gained long-sought approval for the building of five mansions in Malibu, California.