Croke Park To Apply For Fourth Concert For 2018
Aiken Promotions are expected to make a bid to hold a fourth concert at GAA Headquarters this year.
The stadium currently has an agreement with Dublin City Council that three concerts would be permitted at the venue each year. Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift are already set to play at the stadium this summer with Swift performing on two nights of the three dates allowed at Croke Park.
There was controversy in 2014 when Garth Brooks was booked in to play five nights at the GAA HQ. Subsequently residents surrounding the stadium objected to the number of concerts as it would cause too much disruption to their lives, leading all of the concerts to be cancelled leaving hundred of thousands of ticket holders disappointed.
Croke Park Stadium Director Peter McKenna has issued a notice to local residents today saying: "I wanted to personally let you know this morning before the placement of a notice in the Irish Independent and Herald newspapers tomorrow, Friday 2nd February.
"Aiken Promotions intend making an application to Dublin City Council Planning Authority for a licence to hold a concert in Croke Park on Thursday 17th May 2018.
"Croke Park has planning permission to host three special events per annum under it's special events licence granted by Dublin City Council but event promoters can and have applied for additional special event licences in Croke Park so the stadium has hosted more than three special events in one calendar year."
The letter to residents also highlights that if the event gets the go-ahead, it would be the only match or event happening in the stadium that month.
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