- 30 May 19
Here’s everything you need to know before descending on Slane Castle on Saturday, June 8.
Metallica headlining Slane Castle has been generating serious levels of excitement among rock ‘n’ roll fans and if you haven’t already got your hands on the latest issue of Hot Press, it’s a Slane Castle special! We delve into the legendary gigs that have been erupting within the castle grounds since 1981, hear from some prominent Irish personalities on their favourite Slane gigs and take an inside look at Metallica’s enduring success. The Slane Castle special is on shelves now.
Admission will begin at 2pm and the stage times for the highly anticipated gig are as follows...
Fangclub will be taking to the stage at 3pm, followed by Bokassa at 4pm and Stiff Little Fingers at 5.15pm. At 6.45pm, Ghost will take the stage as the main supporting act for Metallica, who will kick off their electric performance at 8pm. It’s important to remember that these times aren’t set in stone and are subject to change.
Give yourself plenty of time to get their, expect to be searched upon entry and for the love of God keep all anti-social behaviour to a minimum. Make sure to come prepared, because the concert will take place come wind, rain or shine and make sure to take a look at MCD.ie for a full list of prohibited items. All those under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult so make sure to bring proof of age, follow the instructions of the Gardaí and stewards and bear in mind that there are limited ATM facilities on site.
You’re going to want to organise your transport to Slane Castle in advance of the gig, so that whether it’s by plane, train or automobile, you’re there in time to experience the kick ass rock band first hand.
Dublin Bus will be departing from Western Way, D7 every 30 minutes from 11am to 4pm and will return after the music has ended, which should be at 11pm. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster until June 3, and will cost €40. Marathon Coach will depart from Custom House Quay every 30 minutes from 11am to 4pm, with tickets available on bushiredublin.net. For all private coaches, there will be no roadside drop-off as all buses will be required to book into a dedicated bus park.
If you’re driving to the gig, you’ll have to book your space in advance and parking charges will apply. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time, check AA Roadwatch for traffic updates and plan your route in advance. For any and all access queries, get in touch with MCD at [email protected] and if you have any general enquiries, don’t hesitate to contact their care team at [email protected]
Finally, all concert-goers are reminded that a certain degree of respect for the local community is expected. This means you’ve got to put your rubbish in a bin, park legally and not engage in any anti-social behaviour on site.