U2 to perform in Moncton this summer

Iconic group will join Canadian band Arcade Fire at local music fest.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

U2 to perform in Moncton this summer

Get in line on February 8th (or even before that time) – that’s when tickets go on sale for the July 30th U2 show in Moncton at Magnetic Hill Music Festival. Canadian band Arcade Fire will also be performing.


And you’ll also want to get your hands on a hotel room in the New Brunswick city, and soon – when rumours started circulating last week about the iconic Irish band’s concert date Moncton hotels immediately started reaching full occupancy.


Only a few days ago, city officials were unable to confirm the concert: “We are always very closely guarding what we say about who we are negotiating with. We will never tip our hand as to who or when or how, other than to say we have irons in the fire," said Ian Fowler, the general manager of economic development, tourism and culture, to CBC. "We are hopeful in the not-too-distant future that some of that effort will turn into a contract that we can bring to council relative to putting something on Magnetic Hill this summer." And, as of Monday and to the delight of U2 fans across Eastern Canada, their Moncton stop was confirmed.


The festival will be U2’s last stop on their highly-anticipated North American tour, and they’re just one of many infamous rockers to take to the Magnetic Hill stage – both The Rolling Stones and AC/DC have performed there and each drew more than 70,000 fans.


Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc recently said in an official statement, "To host one of the biggest bands, on one of the biggest stages, as part of one of the biggest tours for their final North American date is an honour.”