Rolling Stones gig confirmed for Dublin after licence granted for Croke Park gig
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.
The Rolling Stones will perform at Croke Park in Dublin in May after a licence for the gig was granted by Dublin City Council on Tuesday.
The veteran rockers will bring their ‘No Filter’ tour to the capital on Thursday, 17 May, with tickets for the gig going on sale on Friday morning at 9am.
Aiken Promotions today received notification of the granting of the licence for the Dublin date of the ‘STONES - NO FILTER’ Tour @CrokePark on 17 May. Tickets for the Croke Park date go on sale this Friday 23 March at 9am! #StonesNoFilter pic.twitter.com/jR2GfNVyHo
— Aiken Promotions (@aikenpromotions) March 20, 2018
The gig will be the fourth to take place at Croke Park this summer, surpassing the limit of three set by An Bord Pleanála, with Taylor Swift scheduled to perform at GAA HQ on two dates and Michael Bublé pencilled in for a gig on Saturday, 7 July.
The Croke Park Residents’ Association had already signalled their intention to object to the concert when it was first mooted earlier this year.
“We will be objecting to it,” said Pat Gates, Chairman of the Clonliffe and Croke Park Residents' Association, at the time.
“An Bord Pleanála have actually restricted the number of concerts to protect the local residents, so it would be mad for us not to object to this concert.
“We would feel that it is again opening the floodgates, and [that] Croke Park are going back again, really testing us. We have to challenge that.”
“We'll be saying very strongly to the city council that they have an obligation and a duty to protect the amenities of the local community,” Gates added.
“We are citizens that they are there to protect, and we expect them to do that and not to allow the intensification of use of Croke Park, because we do have to put up with quite a lot over the year, when you count all the GAA games and the additional concerts.”