Marquee names join festival lineup for ninth instalment

Leeside’s hot summer music lineup just got even hotter.

The promoter bringing Bruce Springsteen to Cork and Limerick next July announced the first of his 2013 Live at the Marquee headline acts yesterday.

The legendary Elton John and national treasure Christy Moore have been confirmed to play the ninth instalment of the docklands music festival on dates in June and July.

In 2007, Elton John played one of the best Live at the Marquee gigs, belting out classic hits like Bennie and The Jets, Crocodile Rock, and Your Song, from his five decades in the music business, over the course of an unforgettable two-and-a-half-hour gig.

Christy Moore will be making his record-breaking ninth Live at the Marquee appearance next summer, making him the only artist to perform at every single Marquee series since its inception in 2005.

Rockers ZZ Top and Elvis Costello are set to make their Marquee debuts next summer. It will be ZZ Top’s first concert in Ireland since 1985.

ZZ Top are one of the few major rock bands still performing with its original members. They were awarded the Living Legend Award by the Classic Rock Roll of Honour this year.

Elton John and his band will perform on Jun 23, ZZ Top play Jun 27, with Christy Moore performing on Jul 6. Tickets for these gigs go on sale at 9am on Friday.

Elvis Costello and the Imposters will perform on Jun 26, with tickets going on sale at 9am next Monday.

Aiken Promotions, which sold out Springsteen’s three 2013 Irish dates in a few hours last week, said they were delighted to be in a position to announce the first 2013 Marquee artists yesterday.


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