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Music / October 1, 2021

All 5 Garth Brooks gigs to go ahead next year

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Music / October 1, 2021

All 5 Garth Brooks gigs to go ahead next year

Words: Dylan Murphy

Run from it, hide from it, fight it if you will, but the inevitable flaming hot asteroid that is five Garth Brooks shows is heading for Dublin.

In a move that has understandably angered residents from Croke Park’s surrounding area, it has been confirmed that Garth Brooks will play five nights next year at the GAA stadium.

It comes after the singer cancelled his five sold out shows in 2014 after Dublin City Council granted permission for only three shows. In the weeks that followed the decision he stated he would play “all or none” and, well, as you can guess he played none to the delight of local residents.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand the mess, noise and chaos five shows in an 82,000 capacity stadium invites and these grievances were raised at a meeting of over 100 residents this week, but evidently it didn’t count for much.

To make matters worse, there are also two Ed Sheeran gigs planned for Croke Park in the same year.

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