Looks Garth Brooks & Adele Are...


Looks Garth Brooks & Adele Aren't Coming To Ireland


12:06 28 Jul 2016

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Aiken Promotions have denied they know anything about reports that they're in talks to bring Adele and Garth Brooks to Cork next summer.

This morning the Lord Mayor of Cork claimed that Aiken Promotions are in talks with the Cork County Board to host the artists at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

However, Peter Aiken from the company says he hasn't been in talks and knows nothing about it.

Cork's home of GAA, which is currently undergoing renovations worth €70 million, is due to be completed in summer 2017.

Speaking earlier today, Des Cahill said: “This is fantastic news for Cork. Although the concerts have yet to be officially confirmed, the speculation that two blockbuster gigs are in the pipeline for the new Cork stadium in the summer of 2017 is a huge boost."

The Lord Mayor added: “Any such concert will require an event licence and, as Lord Mayor, I hope that this process will run smoothly and that all parties including local residents will be satisfied.

“The popularity of Brooks was proven with his Croke Park concerts and we in Cork won’t be standing in his way.”

He continued: “We have seen some great days in the Páirc with thrilling games and fantastic concerts over the years like Oasis, Michael Jackson and, most recently, Bruce Springsteen.

“With the huge success of Live at the Marquee in the docklands, run by Peter Aiken and his team, we have seen the appetite for live music in Cork. The speculation that we could be welcoming Garth Brooks and Adele to Leeside next summer is outstanding news for Cork.”

Adele played two sold out shows at Dublin's 3Arena back in March. Meanwhile, Garth Brooks was due to play 5 sold out shows at Croke Park in 2014. However, he wasn't granted permission for two of the gigs and later decided not to play any of the gigs.  

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