Despite the current summer weather many people in Cork will have fond memories of attending major  concerts over the years, and often in glorious sunshine. Páirc Uí Chaoimh was a preferred venue for major acts like Michael Jackson, U2, Oasis and the Siamsa Cois Laoi festivals while the Carrigrohane Straigh Road hosted the 2FM Beat on the Street concerts in the 1990s. Were you at some of these gigs and what do remember about them? What concerts stick out in your mind?

Michael Jackson and back up artist Sheryl Crow performing at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in July 1988.

 

Fans at the Michael Jackson concert at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1988.

 

The view of Páirc Uí Chaoimh from the northside of the city as the crowds gather for Michael Jackson in 1988.

 

Fans enjoying the 2FM Beat on the Street concerts on the Carrigrohane Straight Road in 1998.

 

The County Hall acts as a backdrop for the Beat on the Street concert in 1998.

 

Electric Eddie performing at Beat on the Street in 1997.

 

Fans enjoying the music at the 1997 Beat on the Street on the Carrigrohane Straight Road.

 

 

Fans of boy band OTT performing at the 1996 Beat on the Street.

 

Oasis on stage at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in August 1996

 

Oasis fans at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1996.

 

Some of the thousands of Oasis fans at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1996.

 

Bono on stage in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1987 for the U2 Joshua Tree tour.

 

A U2 fan enjoying the music in 1987.

 

U2 fans at their 1987 concert get some relief from the heat.

 

U2 returned to Cork in 1993 for the Zoo TV tour.

 

The crowd enjoying U2 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1993.

 

Some of the U2 fans enjoying their 1993 concert.

 

Shane McGowan of The Pogues performing at the Siamsa Cois Laoi festival in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1987.

 

Crowds enjoy the music as Siamsa Cois Laoi in 1984