HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The municipal council of Halifax voted this week to spend $100,000 on a rock concert set for September 23rd – only they haven’t yet named any performers.
Rumors immediately pointed to a return to Canada by the Rolling Stones, possibly performing at the Halifax Common.
“You don’t want to disclose your hand fully with your negotiators with regards to the possible outcomes of these negotiations,” Mayor Peter Kelly cold the CBC News.
Kelly did confirm that the city’s World Trade and Convention Centre is talking to Donald K Donald Promotions of Montreal, who organized the Stones concert in Moncton last September.
The $100,000 set aside by the city council will pay for extra policing and cleanup.
Moncton found itself stuck with a bill of more than $670,000 after the Stones played for free last fall before an estimated crowd of 80,000.
Despite the risk, Councilman Steve Streatch told the paper that hosting a concert of this scale will be a great opportunity for the people of Halifax: “You only have to look at the spinoffs for the local people, whether it be opportunities to have people camping in their yards or taking room s they have to let or concessions or labour.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers