As has become tradition, Bono, The Edge, Glen Hansard and a number of singers appeared on Grafton Street to help raise money for charity by busking, this year raising money for homeless charities like the Dublin Simon Community and Inner City Helping Homeless.
A crowd began to gather outside the Gaiety from 4PM this evening, with younger buskers playing while the stage was being set up. At around 6.30PM, Bono appeared to a heaving audience and began his set with 'Love Is Bigger', from their latest album, 'Songs of Experience'.
Glen Hansard was also on hand for a couple of tunes, as has been the singer's tradition for several years now. Damien Rice also arrived for a song or two, as well as Mundy and Roisin O.
A very McVerry Christmas - Glen @glen_hansard sings to Eoghan Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and anyone with authority to make a difference to those experiencing homelessness - at the Dublin Charity Busk #Dublin pic.twitter.com/NNIRXpxefz
— Darragh Doyle (@darraghdoyle) December 24, 2018
— 🖤Simone✊🏽🔥🏳️🌈 (@TweetsbySimone) December 24, 2018
Bono & The Edge about to start their performance pic.twitter.com/MWWBjsHil1
— Dublin Simon (@Dublin_Simon) December 24, 2018
Here's some footage from Bono and The Edge's session, as captured as it happened.
Love is bigger pic.twitter.com/hc6TvRtuft
— Ethan (@ethan0348) December 24, 2018