The National will play Live at the Marquee in Cork on June 28th next as part of the city's month-long concert series, it was reveled today.
Matt Berninger and his band will join previously announced acts such as Elton John, Sting and The Boomtown Rats in the tent near Cork's docklands across the duration of the concert series.
This will be The National's first appearance on an Irish stage since Oxegen 2011 when they were scheduled at the same time as Beyonce and played to a fraction of their usual audience.
The band's guitar player Aaron Dessner, who produced Local Natives' last album, was in Dingle at the start of December for his curated night at Other Voices.
CORK LIVE AT THE MARQUEE 2013 (as of 19 February 2013)
12 June 2013 OLLY MURS
16 June 2013 THE WANTED
23 June 2013 ELTON JOHN
26 June 2013 ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
27 June 2013 ZZ TOP
28 June 2013 THE NATIONAL
29 June 2013 THE CORONAS
1 July 2013 STING
5 July 2013 THE BOOMTOWN RATS
6 July 2013 CHRISTY MOORE