Three Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park are approved by council

Application for two additional dates has also been received by Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council has granted a licence for American country music singer Garth Brooks to play three concerts in Croke Park, Dublin, next year.

The local authority confirmed to The Irish Times on Wednesday night that “compliance approval was recently granted” for concerts on September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2022.

The council said the artists relating to the proposals concerned are confidential “due to commercial sensitivity at this time”, but it is understood the concerts refer to gigs by Garth Brooks.

An application for two more dates, on September 16th and 17th, 2022, has also been received by the council.


The application has been made by Eamon O’Boyle and Associates on behalf of Aiken Promotions (Ireland) for an “outdoor event licence” to hold “event(s), comprising of public entertainment”.

Brooks sold out a record-breaking five concerts at Croke Park in 2014, which ultimately never happened.

Dublin City Council rejected plans for two of the concerts following more than 300 objections from local residents.

Brooks subsequently said he would perform all five concerts in Croke Park or none at all.

None of the parties involved could reach a compromise and Brooks cancelled all five concerts. Ticketmaster refunded the 400,000 ticketholders affected.

Dublin City Council said on Wednesday the application for a licence relating to the two additional concerts can be viewed and inspected via Dublin City Council's website.

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter