Are you excited yet? We are!
Taylor Swift is performing this upcoming Friday and Saturday in Croke Park and crowds are expected to come out in their droves to see the pop icon.
Taylor’s Dublin gigs are two of the six European dates she is doing with support acts Charli XCX and Camila Cabello – she’s the first woman ever to headline two nights at Croker.
Speaking to MCD Productions at a media conference in Croke Park today, we found out that Taylor, Charli and Camila are already in Ireland, so they’re making the time to visit the country before the gigs.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of the gig:
Doors are opening at 5:45pm. Charli XCX is expected on stage at 6:30pm, Camila Cabello is on at 7:15pm, with Taylor to follow.
Roads around Croke Park are expected to be closed from 4pm onwards. The Clonliffe road side of the stadium will be closed around 4pm, but the North Circular Road side should be kept open until about 7pm due to the movement of traffic to and from the concert.
It is expected that 136,000 people are to attend over the two nights, approximately 68,000 a night, which means the area could be a little crowded.
There will be no parking around the stadium, so your best bet is public transport. Any bikes parked beside the stadium will be removed – that’s the last thing you want coming out of a concert.
There is no need to queue before or overnight as it is a seated concert (two thirds of the pitch area are completely seated, with only a small standing area near the back). Arrive early though, as there will be security checks.
If you are going with a child, it is recommended that you download the EVNTZ app which allows you to put in your seat number and contact number in the event that your child goes missing. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and the standing area is strictly over 14s only.
What to bring:
As this is an outdoor concert and we live in Ireland, expected the unexpected weather-wise. Bring your rain gear but remember, no umbrellas.
Don’t bring any backpacks or large handbags, no matter how much stuff you think you need. Only small, A5 size bags are permitted as any bigger bags may be taken off you and disposed of. Everybody is subject to a search before entering.
After the concert:
If you plan to meet up with other concert goers after the gig, don’t set a meeting point directly outside the stadium as you will be moved along.
After the event, the Ballybough Road and Drumcondra Road Lower will be closed. There will be access to Dublin Bus, however, so public transport is still your best bet.
Tickets for Taylor’s Dublin gigs have been sold all over the world, with 20% of the sales from people travelling from abroad to see the singer in Dublin.
There are still a few tickets available for this weekend’s gigs – nab them now to avoid disappointment, as it’s expected to be a cracker of a show.
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