Hotelier to talk to Randalls about Cobo gigs future
Tuesday 27th August 2013, 11:32AM BST.
A CROWD of all ages packed the seafront yesterday for what could be one of the last ever Cobo Bay Hotel balcony gigs.
Hundreds of people gathered on the sunny coastal road – closed off to traffic – for what was the second to last balcony gig of the year and possibly of all time.
Pete Frampton and Friends kicked off the music in the summer sunshine before U2 tribute act US4/U2 took the audience through a series of hits from the iconic Irish band.
Hotel owner David Nussbaumer said the gig was as popular as ever and promised a special show for the final gig of the year in October.
As for the future, Mr Nussbaumer said he hoped next month would not mark the end to the gigs.
However, he has warned that the high cost involved in putting on the events and the impending loss of income from The Rockmount – which is having its lease taken back by Randalls brewery after 47 years in his family – meant the balcony gigs were becoming unviable.
Mr Nussbaumer said he would be holding talks with Randalls soon.