Summer Bruce gig at airport ‘not a viable option’ say promoters

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen belting out ‘Born To Run’ on the site of the Galway Airport is not something Galwegians can look forward to this summer, as logistical, practical, and planning obstacles lie in the way of such a concert taking place.

Sources within the industry say there is little to no chance that a concert, hosting such a major name as Springsteen, can be organised at such short notice. “The best time to book a concert is before an artist announces their world tour,” a source told the Galway Advertiser.

The source also pointed out that a site cannot be offered for a concert at short notice with little or no preparatory work. “Who decided that the airport would be a suitable venue? The viability of the site would first have to be explored, how a concert could be run on it would have to be examined, and then a report produced.”


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