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Diana Ross last played Live at the Marquee in 2005.
Diana Ross last played Live at the Marquee in 2005.
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Diana Ross and Cat Stevens announced for Live at the Marquee

DIANA Ross has been announced as one of the big-name acts performing at the last series of Live at the Marquee concerts on the docklands.

The 75-year-old Chain Reaction singer last played the docklands in 2005 and returns to the tent for the final run of gigs at the venue.

The former leader of the Supremes will play the much-loved venue as part of her Top Of the World Tour on June 25 next year. Tickets will go on sale next Monday.

Also announced is an evening with Yusuf Islam, better known by his stage name of Cat Stevens.

The legendary singer-songwriter - known for the songs Wild World, Father & Son and Moonshadow - will take to the stage on June 24. Tickets for this gig will go on sale next Tuesday.

Christy Moore will play Live at the Marquee, Cork Picture: Rory Coomey
Christy Moore will play Live at the Marquee, Cork Picture: Rory Coomey

Returning to the Marquee as an ever-present since it launched in 2005, Christy Moore will play his final gig at the venue on June 27. Tickets are on sale on November 27.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Jenny Greene will reimagine popular dance hits the night before. Fans can get tickets from November 28.

 Jenny Greene and RTE Orchestra at Live at the Marquee 2019. Picture: Miki Barlok

Jenny Greene and RTE Orchestra at Live at the Marquee 2019.
Picture: Miki Barlok

The developers who own the former Cork Showgrounds site have indicated their intention to be on site after concerts finish next summer, bringing the long-running concert series on the docklands site to an end after 15 years.

Up to 1,000 homes are expected to be built on the land to tie in with the expansion of the city into brownfield dockland sites.

Elton John, Kanye West, and Bob Dylan are among the illustrious names to have graced the Marquee stage in the past.