- 21 May 19
Here's what you need to know if you're attending the Spice Girls on Friday.
Ahead of the Spice Girls’ highly anticipated tour launch at Croke Park this Friday, stadium and gardaí officials detailed event security and expectations at a press conference this morning.
The Spice World 2019 Tour launch is expected to draw 75,000 attendees and is worth over 41 million alone in additional revenue. Officials seemed confident in their ability to manage the event, but gave a few key pieces of advice for those attending.
Doors for the event will open at 18:00, support from Jess Glynne will begin at 19:00 and the Spice Girls will take the stage around 20:15. This schedule is subject to change.
Inspector Tony Gallagher stated no queuing would be allowed before gates opening, although fans should still allow sufficient time to get inside since there will be increased security. Gallagher said fans should minimize what they bring to the concert – no bags larger than A4 size will be allowed.
Gallagher also warned that fans should only buy tickets from accredited sources, in this case, Ticketmaster. Additional tickets will be released as the stage is set up if more space becomes available.
“This is a celebration of nostalgia of the ‘90s. It’s the Spice Girls into the digital age,” said event controller Eamonn Fox, noting that attendees at Croke Park will be the first to see the Spice Girls on stage for the first time since their reunion at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony in London.
Peter McKenna, stadium director of Croke Park, shared his excitement for the event and thanked MCD for their work before urging attendees to be mindful of the surrounding neighbourhood. “Croke Park is in a residential area. I’d ask people when they come to be respectful of the residents and when they leave to be equally respectful of the residents.”
Fans should allow at least an extra two hours of travel time to and from the event.
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