A one off stage is being built for Garth Brooks' five Croke Park gigs 3 months ago

A one off stage is being built for Garth Brooks' five Croke Park gigs

He's playing this weekend.

As Garth Brooks prepares for his five nights in Croke Park starting this weekend, there is one thing already in full swing - the stage.


Organisers for the gigs say it is set to be an "extravaganza" and the biggest event in music, but have warned concert-goers to prepare themselves before heading there.

But the biggest part of the concert yet? The stage and spokespeople for the show have said that it is being assembled by specialists from the US.

“It is going to be extravaganza,” Aiken Promotions event controller Jim Clarke said on Monday.

“This equipment, a lot of it has been flown directly to Ireland from America. It is a one-off, it’s not part of the established tour. So everything we’re doing here we’re doing for the first time.”


The US country singer is set to play five concerts in Dublin over 10 days, with the first starting this Friday the 9th.

The shows come after Garth's original five concerts in 2014 were cancelled after there was a licensing dispute with locals around the venue and the local authorities.

Dublin City Council refused to grant licences for more than three concerts at the stadium but Garth insisted on having all five.


After two went on sale in November for this month, there was huge demand and three more were added for September 11th, 16th and 17th.

400,000 people are now expected to attended the gigs with 5% of people going expected to be coming from abroad.

“Croke Park normally for a concert would attract 40-50 per cent of its patrons from the greater Dublin area. In this case it’s around 15 per cent,” Clarke said.

As a lot of people are heading to the concerts from all over the country, organisers have warned people to plan ahead of time how they are getting there and back as there is only one car park which holds 400 cars and traffic restrictions will be in place.


Anyone under 14 years of age are also not allowed in the standing area and bags need to be less than A4 in size and will be subject to searches.

They are also advising that you check your ticket before leaving to ensure you arrive on time and have the right date, with gates opening at 5pm and the show starting at 7.30pm.