Jim Carroll

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Live Nation move into two Dublin venues

The international live music giant are taking over management of the city’s Olympia and Gaiety theatres

Part of the Live Nation family: Dublin's Olympia Theatre Photo: Dara Munnis https://www.facebook.com/daramunnis

Thu, Feb 2, 2017, 11:29


Live Nation’s already considerable footprint in Ireland continues to grow. The live music company, who also own ticket selling giant Ticketmaster and secondary ticketing markets Seatwave and Get Me In amongst many other ventures, have taken over management of Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and Gaiety Theatre.

A statement from the company – a statement which was available “on request” only for some reason – states they’ve taken over “day to day management” of the two venues. Both of the theatres remain owned by Gaiety Investments, the company operated by Hozier manager Caroline Downey and chairman of Live Nation UK Denis Desmond. It is understood that Live Nation’s management also extends to booking the two venues – we’ve asked the company rep to confirm this, but no reply has been received at the time of going to press.

Live Nation already own and operate the 3Arena and operate and manage the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the city.

Several sources indicate that there are other Live Nation developments in train and that “significant” changes are due in the coming weeks and months which will impact on the Irish live music landscape.