We're but hours away from the first of five massive concerts in Marlay Park when Arcade Fire, Pixies, Ham Sandwich and Tvvins take to the stage on Sunday. The Rathfarnham park has reinvented itself in recent years to become one of the best outdoor venues in Ireland, having hosted the likes of Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and, of course, the Longitude Festival and continues that trend this year by welcoming some of the world's biggest concert draws to Dublin.
29th June - Arcade Fire, The Pixies, Ham Sandwich, Tvvins
2nd July - Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, O.R.B.
4th July - Kings of Leon, Kodaline
10th July - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ellie Goulding
12th July - Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Miles Kane, Royal Blood
How do we get there?
There will be a shuttle bus operating from Custom House Quay directly to Marlay Park. You can find out all the deets about that right here. You could also get a Dublin Bus to right outside the door, or a Luas to Ballaly or Dundrum and it'll be around a 30 minute walk, so wear comfortable shoes. Traffic and parking delays are inevitable you are strongly advised to use public transport or carpool.
I have to collect tickets there, where do I go?
Credit Card collections will be located at the entrance off the Grange Road opposite Centre and Lidl.
Do you have stage times for the concerts?
Arcade Fire - Sunday 29th June - Gates open at 15:00hrs
Arcade Fire – 20.30hrs
The Pixies – 18:30hrs
Ham Sandwich – 16.45
Tvvins – 15.45hrs
Kanye West - Wednesday 2nd July – Gates open at 17:30hrs
Kanye West – 21:00hrs
Pharrell Williams – 19:30hrs
Original Rude Boys – 18:00hrs
Kings of Leon - Friday 4th July – Gates open at 17:00hrs
Kings of Leon – 20:45hrs
Kodaline – 19:00hrs
Last International – 17.45hrs
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -Thursday 10th July –Gates open 17:00hrs
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 21:00hrs
Ellie Goulding – 19:30hrs
Danny Brown – 18:20hrs
Angel Haze – 17:30hrs
Arctic Monkeys - Saturday 12th July –Gates open 15:00hrs
Arctic Monkeys – 20:45hrs
Jake Bugg – 19:00hrs
Miles Kane – 17:30hrs
Royal Blood – 16.20hrs
What's the weather looking like?
We can't speak for the other gigs yet but according to www.met.ie this weekend's Arcade Fire gig will be rain free.
Can we bring booze in to the gig?
Have you ever been to a concert before? No, you can't.
Nothing springs to mind. Have fun!