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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Coldplay gig was ferry good news for Stena

By Maria Pepper

Coldplay's equipment trucks parked in Rosslare Harbour.
Coldplay's equipment trucks parked in Rosslare Harbour.
Coldplay's equipment trucks parked in Rosslare Harbour.

Super group Coldplay's recent appearance in Croke Park brought some welcome business to Rosslare Harbour as shown by this photograph of juggernauts parked at the port.

More than 30 trucks laden with stage, lighting and sound equipment arrived in the harbour on Sunday afternoon, the day after the British band fronted by Chris Martin, rocked a huge crowd at Croke Park.

The convoy of vehicles parked neatly in the port car park for a few hours before being driven onto the Stena Europe to Fishguard in Wales en route to Coldplay's gig at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff lat Wednesday.

'They were going to go back on the Dublin/ Holyhead route but they checked our sailing schedule which changed recently and discovered that we have a sailing at 6 pm so they came through Rosslare Harbour instead,' said Stena duty manager John Holden.

'It was a great bit of business and there have been other international enquiries as a result of it,' said John whose friend Ben Farrell, an inspector with the Department of Agriculture, took the photo of the assembled trucks.

The driver/roadies including one female driver arrived together in convoys of seven or eight and many of them went for a swim at the beach in Rosslare Harbour during a gloriously sunny afternoon while waiting for the ferry.

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