- 30 May 19
Officials have issued stage times, safety precautions, transportation advice and more information prior to Kodaline’s performances at St Anne’s Park on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 01.
Anticipation for Kodaline’s dates in Dublin’s St Anne’s Park has been building for months now, and with the events just around the corner, excitement is at an all time high. If you’re one of the lucky concert-goers heading along to either of the gigs, here’s what you need to know before you head off…
Doors will open at 4.00pm on both days, with James Morrison providing the lead support at 7.15pm, and Kodaline kicking off their set at 9.00pm. On Friday, Flynn will take the stage at 5.00pm, swiftly followed by ROE at 6.15pm and on Saturday Somebody’s Child will begin the festivities at 6.15. Bear in mind: these times are subject to change. Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to get yourself in a good position to hear a live rendition of ‘High Hopes’ first hand. However, queuing will not be permitted before the gates open, so no cheating!
For your safety, officials advice leaving backpacks or large handbags at home as there will be no storage facilities on site and to prepare for strict security checks. Make sure you don’t have any glass, cans, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks or flares (there’s a full list of prohibited items on the MCD website). Just have your ticket out and ready and you’ll be rocking out to ‘Follow Your Fire’ in no time. Also, it goes without saying, rain is always a concern here in Ireland - so make sure your dress accordingly!
Don’t bring any professional cameras or video/audio recorders, obey the instructions of the Gardaí and stewards and take your time once the concert has finished - no one wants a stampede. The promoter has warned that the environment is not suitable for kiddies under 5 years old and that there will be no readmission to the concert. They also have the right to refuse admission to anyone under the influence, so don’t over-do it!
Kodaline fans are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport to get to the show, and if you must drive, try to carpool. It’s important to note that there are no parking facilities available locally, and towing will be in operation for those parked illegally. Give yourself about two extra hours to make your way to and from the venue, as delays are inevitable. If you’re planning on taking the DART, alight at Harmonstown station and if you’re getting Dublin Bus, the 29a, 32 and 130 service the area, but make sure to check out www.irishrail.ie and www.dublinbus.ie before hand.
The Green Entrance is off Sybil Hill, the Blue Entrance is at the tennis courts on All Saints Road, and the Red Entrance is near the Botanical Gardens, so just follow your ticket for instructions on entering the venue. All those under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult as there will be strict age monitoring in operation.
The venue is in a residential area, so make sure to be respectful of the community, but your rubbish in a big and don’t engage in any anti-social behaviour. For accessible customers and anyone with additional queries, check out MCD.ie, or get in contact with either [email protected] or [email protected]
There’s also limited tickets available for both dates, so if you’re tempted to head along, there’s still a chance!