PERMISSION has been refused for two of the five planned Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park, the GAA has confirmed.
Concerts will go ahead on 25, 26, and 27 July. Tickets had also been sold for Monday, 28 July, and Tuesday, 29 July.
400,000 tickets have already been sold for the five sold-out shows with a number of Brooks' fans in Britain expected to travel for the landmark gigs.
There is no right of appeal against the council's decision except by going to the courts.
Promoters Aikenpromotions are unlikely to be able to seek an alternative venue such as the Aviva Stadium given that there is not enough time for a licence application to be successfully processed.
Aiken has said it is "very disappointed" that Dublin City Council has granted permission for only three of the planned five Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park.
Croke Park planned to hold a total of eight concerts this year, including the five consecutive nights by Garth Brooks.
Many British-based fans shared their frustrations about the cancelled gigs on Twitter:
— Anne-Marie Tomchak (@AMTomchak) July 3, 2014
— Stephen Murphy (@dublin_murphy) July 3, 2014
— Mary Lane (@MrsMaryLane) July 3, 2014
— Pål (@pickupapumpkin) July 3, 2014