Green light for five Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park in 2022

Dublin City Council grants event licences for five concerts despite residents’ objections

Dublin City Council has granted event licences for five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead in Croke Park in 2022.

Three concerts had already been granted an outdoor events licence for September 9th, 10th and 11th in 2022, but the council confirmed to The Irish Times it has now granted two more outdoor events licences for concerts on September 16th and 17th.

The American country singer broke records when he sold out five concerts in Croke Park in 2014.

However, all five shows were cancelled after two were refused licences by DCC, and Mr Brooks insisted he would perform all five shows or none at all.


Recently, a local residents’ group called on Dublin City Council to reject any further applications for additional concerts, claiming it would “greatly impact local residents’ lives”.

Clonliffe and Croke Park Area Residents Association said locals were "greatly concerned about the impact of additional events" and that "bookending four or five concerts at either side of a busy GAA season is an unacceptable intensification of the use of the stadium".

“No other stadium in the world has imposed this type of burden on its local community. It is a total disrespect of the residents,” the group said.

The DCC confirmed on Friday evening that all five concerts had the go-ahead.

“The Council considers that the decision to grant the outdoor event licence application, which is subject to 20 comprehensive conditions, to be reasonable, fair and balanced following a full and detailed consideration of the application,” a statement from a DCC spokeswoman said.