Locals issue formal objection against sold-out Samhain festival


This October Bank Holiday, thousands of revellers will descend on Dublin's Weston Airport for the ever Samhain music festival.

Taking place in the airport hangar, the two-day concert will see performances from former Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher and DJ, Annie Mac, as well as 2manydjs, Eats Everything, Mele, The Strypes and Kelly-Anne Byrne.

However, according to The Irish Independent, a group of local residents have launched a court challenge to prevent drink and dance licences from being granted for the sell-out event.

Their court action was adjourned today to allow for talks with event organisers who say they are applying for the licences to be in place from 6pm to midnight on October 28 and from 6pm to 11pm on October 29.

The news comes after the location of Ed Sheeran's upcoming Phoenix Park concerts raised concerns among local residents, with members of  Fingal County Council requesting an urgent meeting with Dublin City Council.