Originally Posted by Jim Comic
it should be a condition of the planning that there's 10-20 affordable band/theatre rehearsal rooms built as part of the overall complex too, that way local bands might develop as a consequence.
Live Nation/Aikens/MCD, etc don't give a flying fuck about cork in the long term (i can see all the profits being repatriated to dublin and/or wherever live nation are based) so it's up to the council to build in conditions that might see some cork bands benefit in some small way.
The tiny amount of cork acts who've gotten support slots at the marquee is an indication of how little these organisations care about what happens down here.
A 5,000 seated concert and event centre has to be a positive for Cork's hotels,bars,restaura nts and clubs etc and if there are Cork based acts good enough and big enough to get in there in merit I am sure that they will.
Hvaing roads and trains full of Cork people heading off to Dublin or Killarney every other weekend to see international acts as the second city does not have good enough venues is a joke in 2009.
It will be in the docklands as part of Howard Holdings scheme which has planning afaik.
Build it and they will come.