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Cork's Live at the Marquee set to finish in 2020 as site's new owners plan development

By Darragh Murphy

October 24, 2019 at 3:18pm

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Live at the Marquee will not take place in 2021, according to the new owners of the site on which the concerts are held.

The annual series of concerts will come to an end after next year's edition as Glenveagh Properties confirmed that works on the development of new homes on the site will begin at the end of the summer, 2020.

Live at the Marquee draws tens of thousands of fans to the Docklands of Cork City each year; with acts like Bob Dylan, Elton John and Kanye West all packing out the venue in the past.

Unfortunately, the writing has been on the wall for some time regarding the end of the Live at the Marquee after Glenveagh Properties purchased the site for in excess of €15m last year.

"Next year will be the last year the site will be available for alternative uses before it is used for new homes," reads a brief statement from Glenveagh Properties to Lovin.ie.

More than 1,000 homes are expected to be built on the site.

Acts for the 2020 - and apparently final - Live at the Marquee season have yet to be announced.

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