It was battle of the concert announcements today and we’ve all the deets in our showbiz catch-up

It was battle of the announcements today in the Irish entertainment world and between Slane Castle and a brand new country music festival, we’re not sure who had the upper hand.

Judge for yourself as we’ve all the details in today’s showbiz catch-up.

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