Saturday 20 December 2014

Garth Brooks fans ‘gutted’ as thousands set to lose out on accommodation and travel costs

Published 03/07/2014 | 13:45

Fans queue to buy Garth Brooks tickets at the Bridgewater Centre in Arklow.
Fans queue to buy Garth Brooks tickets at the Bridgewater Centre in Arklow.

GARTH Brooks fans have been taking to social media to react to his cancelled Dublin shows.

160,000 fans have been left disappointed after two of his planned five concerts were denied a licence earlier today.

Thousands on those planning to attend the two cancelled shows had already forked out money for accommodation and travel.

It was expected that thousands of the country singer’s fans were also jetting in from abroad.

Many will now be unable to get refunds on their accommodation and travel, with the proposed gigs just weeks away.

Most airlines will not refund tickets unless they have been forced to cancel a flight, or a passenger has paid extra for a cancellation policy.

Hotels have varying cancellation policy – while many may be able to claim back room costs, other who booked on bargain sites may not.

On the Garth Brooks Ireland fans Facebook page fans have been expressing their disappointment.

Claudia McGloin said: “Gutted even though I'm going on the Friday. The good has been taken out it for everyone It's only 2 extra nights, not 2 months!

“Only in Ireland would this happen. I lived in Wimbledon for 14 years. My life was disrupted for 2 weeks each year. I didn't complain about it! I got on with it as did the resident near Wembly stadium and Chelsea etc etc.”

Laura Heduan is one of the thousands who will lose out financially. She said: “Yes two tickets for Tuesday and hotel booked for the night. Total cost. €373.00. What now? Totally disappointed.”

While Kay Meaney said: “Dublin city council bunch of idiots. Shud (sic) move it to different venue like Thomond park in limerick.

“People have b&b and hotels booked plus worked booked off. Dublin are feckin (sic) benefiting from the concerts. Just let them go ahead. People queued for hours to get those tickets.”

 

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