Peter Aiken outlines his intentions for Cork after Marquee site is sold for apartments

Peter Aiken outlines his intentions for Cork after Marquee site is sold for apartments
The Marquee site

PROMOTER Peter Aiken is in talks with Cork City Council to find a new site for concerts in Cork after the final Live at the Marquee series in the docklands this summer. 

Mr Aiken was in Cork today for more announcements for this year's series, confirming three live shows of Mrs Brown's Boys, the hit TV show starring Brendan O'Carroll, and a concert by icon Tom Jones. 

Mr Aiken was asked about his future plans for the city after confirmation recently that the Marquee site will be sold for housing. 

There are preliminary plans for 1,100 apartments on the south docks site.

Marina Quarter Limited has made a request to An Bórd Pleanála for consultation about their proposals for 1,100 apartments and childcare facilities, along with associated works, on the former Ford distribution site on Centre Park Rd.

The strategic site has hosted Live at the Marquee concert series for the last 14 years. 

It will not host concerts after 2020. 

Mr Aiken said the announcement does not mean an end of his live concerts in Cork and he is already in talks with City Hall to find a new site. 

He said: "It's not my intention that this will be the last year of the gig series."

The Live at the Marquee series has been running in Cork's docklands for 15 years, bringing superstar acts such as Lady Gaga, Elton John, Kanye West and Lionel Richie and more to Cork. 

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