Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!!
Indeed the city is officially declared National City of Culture for the whole next year.
If you’re following Noel Hogan on Tumblr, you may have read his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” where you can see his collaborative production projects for the town. The Cranberries being the biggest home-town band, it seems that some band members (all?) have naturally been asked to do something special to mark the event.
And today the Limerick Leader just announced Dolores O’ Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick city.
Our favorite rock star will be joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an “exclusive worldwide performance” to open Limerick’s stint as national City of Culture. Other artists are planned and names will be revealed in the coming weeks.
If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale this Friday (tomorrow) on Ticketmaster.
A crowd of up to 2,800 people will packed into Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall for the ticket only gig.
The show will be broadcast on RTE TV.
Sources: Noel Hogan, Limerick Leader