Superstars in their own right, Bono and Ed Sheeran, have been invited to perform in Gorey next year…
And yes, you’re not dreaming – that is the correct headline!
Businessman and entrepreneur Harry Crosbie has invited the two superstars to perform in Gorey in 2021.
Crosbie, along with other businessmen in Gorey who are working with the Wexford County Council, aim to create a “multi-purpose mini-arena” in the heart of Gorey town.
The venue is planned for the old victorian Market House in the dead centre of Gorey. Crosbie has already secured a 21-year lease for the building and has world-renowned promoter Aiken Promotions already on board.
Harry Crosbie, who founded the Point [now 3 Arena], and other well-known venues such as Vicar Street in Dublin, the Bord Gáis Theatre, and the Dublin’s Convention Centre, who all, in their own right, have hosted high-profile events and acts down through the years.
The plan for the Gorey Market House is to create a venue similar to Vicar Street.
Crosbie has already put together €1 million for the project, but he has estimated that the overall cost of the project would be €8 million. Likewise, the Wexford County Council have also significant funding in place for the completion of this project.
Either Bono, or Sheeran, who has Wexford roots with his grandmother hailing from the ‘Wexford border’ in Craanford, would be huge and a fitting way to start on the right track.
Speaking on writing to Ed Sheeran and Bono, Crosbie said:
“They might tell me to hump off but God loves a trier,” Mr Crosbie told The Irish Times.
All going to plan, Crosbie and the other entrepreneurs involved hope to see the venue opening in March 2021.
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