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Michael Jackson memorial concert in Vienna?

According to media reports, Jermaine Jackson, who is the brother of the deceased pop singer Michael Jackson, plans to organize a memorial concert in Vienna infront of the famous Schloss Schönbrunn castle. The concert should take place at the end of September, and there should be enough space for 85.000 visitors.

But it seems the responsible persons of Vienna are not too excited about such an idea. A lot of permits for the concerts are still missing. One of the main problems is that the Western driveway to Vienna must be totally closed if the concert takes place.

Also the operator of the castle behaves upstage. An agreement is not in sight. The main problem for the operator is the noise protection. Not clear either is the information which artists are going to join a Michael Jackson memorial concert. There are rumours that Madonna, U2, or Whitney Houston would come and show their performances.

Despite all problems, Viennas Socialdemocratic vice mayor Renate Brauner is optimistic about it. “I think we can realize the concert in Vienna”, she said.


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