Liam Gallagher is a man who always goes down well with Irish fans - but they might not get a chance to worship at his altar later this month, if local residents have anything to do with it.
Gallagher is set to play the first Samhain Festival, which takes place in a hangar at Weston Airport in Lucan, west Dublin on October 28th and 29th.
Annie Mac is due to play the first night of the event with a support bill that includes Everything Everything, while Gallagher is due to play the 29th with support from Irish bands The Strypes and Touts - but residents have taken the organisers to court in a bid to stop it happening.
As The Journal reports, the case came before the court yesterday and the concerns raised by residents include potential traffic problems and noise levels arising from the volume of people who'll be in the area. However, a spokesperson from Weston Airport maintained that a viable traffic management plan was in place and that "the Gardaí will be on duty in the locality and at the venue along with event security to deal with any anti social behaviour should it arise as they would with any concert event.”
Samhain marks the first time that a concert has been held at Weston Airport, although other events have taken place there - but none on the scale of the proposed gigs, which have an alleged capacity of 5,000 per day. Gallagher's gig is sold out but tickets were still available for Annie Mac at time of writing.
The case is due back before the court next Wednesday if both parties do not reach an agreement before then.