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Castle fit for Prince but 'noise' will cost

Published 28/07/2011 | 05:00

ECCENTRIC pop legend Prince has apparently taken to playing four-hour sets.

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But if he tries it on Saturday night at his outdoor show in Malahide Castle he will break the noise curfew and face a fine.

He is due to take to the stage at 8pm sharp but the curfew at the north Dublin venue is 10.45pm.

It is understood Prince's dramatic light show is the main reason why the event can not begin earlier.

Promoters POD said that while a breach of the curfew may incur a fine, no one is going to tell the 53-year-old to get off the stage.

U2 were hit with a €36,000 fine for running 10 minutes over curfew at Croke Park in 2009.

A member of the Malahide Community Forum said that if the concert did go over curfew, residents would be upset. But they anticipate it will run as well as previous events held at the venue.

"It's Prince, there will always be twists and turns when he performs," Robbie Butler of POD said. "We certainly know that no one is going to be bored."

Tickets are still available for the 30,000-capacity gig.

Irish Independent

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