Friday, May 20, 2011
Isle of Man Concert Threatened by Logistics
Although Elton John’s June 16 concert was not part of the Bay Festival event, it was to use the same marquee in Noble’s Park.
Organisers are now facing ‘logistical issues’ and it is therefore uncertain whether the star’s show will now go ahead.
The promoters said: ‘Because both the Elton John concert and the Bay Festival were due to share the same infrastructure in Noble’s Park, there are some logistical issues to resolve to ensure that the concert will go ahead.’
The promoters are working with the government and Douglas Corporation.
Community Culture and Leisure Minister David Cretney MHK said the Villa Marina, with a capacity of just 1,700 had been ruled out, given that Elton John was a sell-out, with ticket sales of between 6,000 and 7,000. Mr Cretney said the Villa Gardens or Noble’s Park were possibilities and a third option was the newly-revamped Bowl.
Tickets for the Elton John concert are due to be dispatched from next week.
- IOM Today