Elton John and his band have announced and confirmed that they will play Cork in 2017.
The incredible artist will be gracing the stage of Live At The Marquee on June 20.
This will be John's 23rd concert appearance in Ireland, since first playing the National Stadium in Dublin in 1979.
Speaking in a statement the Tiny Dancer singer said:
The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family, and I am only too aware of just how precious the time ahead is.
My sons are growing up so quickly; their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them. So these concerts will give me the chance to thank the fans who have been so faithful to me over these many decades.
My appearance at Live at the Marquee in June will be my 4th show at that wonderful festival since July 2007. It is always a joy to play in Cork and my band and I are looking forward to enjoying what are always some of the greatest audiences on the tour.
Elton is the first act to be announced for next year’s festival, which leaves us pretty excited to find out what's going to be announced next.
Tickets go on sale Monday November 7 at 9.00am.