Comments: This concert is often listed as taking place on 24 August 1981. This is incorrect. The Greenbelt festival was 28-31 August 1981, and U2 played in the early evening of the 30th. Their appearance was squeezed in at the last minute and they performed with borrowed instruments and equipment. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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"If God Will Send His Angels" existed as a title at the time of the making of 1993 album Zooropa.