Tuesday 20 August 2019

WATCH: 'Christmas busk was so good we had to shut it down' - Glen Hansard apologises after traditional Grafton Street busking ended early 'for safety reasons'

Grafton Street in Dublin this evening
Grafton Street in Dublin this evening

Claire Murphy& Louise Kelly

The traditional Christmas Eve busking on Grafton Street had to finish early this evening due to overcrowding fears.

Hozier, Glen Hansard, Gavin James and Danny O'Reilly from Coronas all performed  three songs at the event before gardai requested that the event end.

The gardai said they had to cancel because the crowd was too big and blocking off the street.

"We have spoken to the organisers and they have agreed that the crowd is too big. Grafton Street is no place for a concert. They will have to organise it better next year," a garda at the scene said.

In the early hours of this morning, Glen Hansard said that the event had to be shut down for "safety reasons" and apologised to all of those who had travelled to see it.

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