U2 are set to play Croke Park again – but not until 2016, it has been revealed.
MCD boss Denis Desmond admitted he is “in talks” with major acts to come to the GAA stadium next year.
But U2 won’t be in the frame to return to Croker until “the year after” – their first time playing there since 2009.
“We would be in talks with people for Croke Park shows for next year,” Denis said.
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“But U2 wouldn’t in the frame for next year. The year after.”
He added that “U2 put on huge productions” which would be in the same scale as Garth Brooks’ cancelled concerts.
But Denis insisted on the Ray D’Arcy Show that there is nothing wrong with the licensing system for concerts.
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“There is nothing with the licensing system that we have in Ireland. It has been there for 12 years,” he said.
“It normally works well. The reason it hasn’t worked well in this case is because of the number of shows that were applied for.
“The positive you have to take out of the council’s decision, they were fine with three shows. So they were acceptable with six shows this year at Croke Park.”