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Sunday 31 August 2014

Future of Live at the Marquee in balance, says Aiken

Ralph Riegel

Published 15/07/2014 | 02:30

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The fiasco over the Croke Park Garth Brooks concerts is the biggest crisis Peter Aiken has ever faced.
The fiasco over the Croke Park Garth Brooks concerts is the biggest crisis Peter Aiken has ever faced.

THE Live at the Marquee concert series will return to Cork for 2015, Aiken Promotions has confirmed.

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However, the long-term future of the popular month-long music festival will depend on major developments in the city, including the proposed new concert venue and exhibition centre, and the refurbishment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

This year's Live at the Marquee series concludes tonight with a sell-out gig by Lana del Rey.

The 2014 programme has been the biggest and most successful yet for the event which is celebrating its 10th year.

A total of 23 acts have played the festival tent in Cork's Docklands since the series opened with a sellout gig by Cliff Richard on June 9.

Promoter Peter Aiken said their problem now was restricting the number of gigs due to artist demand. But, Mr Aiken claimed a decision on the festival's future would not be taken until it was clear what would happen with other developments in Cork including the proposed new concert venue/conference centre.

A 10th anniversary 'Live at the Marquee' album is now in the pipeline with highlights of a decade of concerts involving some of the world's top stars.

Irish Independent

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