Hot Press

STARS COME OUT FOR THE HOT PRESS EXHIBITION

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Tens of thousands of music-lovers converged on Dublin’s National Photograph­ic Archive for the Hot

Press Covers Exhibition, a 40th birthday celebratio­n of Ireland’s most fortnightl­y exhibition, which was launched by President Michael D. Higgins. Among them were

Bob Geldof, Brian O’Driscoll, The Strypes, Hamsandwic­H, BARQ, Mary Coughlan, Imelda May, Donal Gallagher, Mundy, In Tua Nua, The Radiators From Space,

The Stunning and Father Ted creator Arthur Mathews.

The exhibition’s U2 Wall was a fan focal point in July when 80,000 people crammed into Croke Park for Bono, Adam, Larry and Edge’s homecoming.

If you missed the exhibition, fear not, because about to hit the shelves is Covered In The Glory: The Hot Press Covers Book,a lovingly compiled tome that you can order from pledgemusi­c.com/ projects/hot-press-book

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