The Trinity Summer Series kicked off last night with Grace Jones strutting her stuff in the grounds of Dublin's most famous university - but if you missed it, the good news is that there's plenty more to come.

Popera heartthrobs Il Divo play tonight, while Rag 'n' Bone Man plays tomorrow, Bryan Ferry on Friday, Gavin James on Saturday and Imelda May on Sunday.

Below, you'll find all the info you need to know as per promoters MCD, while we'll be updating our Music News section with stage times for each gig as soon as we have them.

FYI - stage times for tonight are:

Gates: 7pm
Trinity Orchestra: 7pm
Il Divo: 8pm

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Dates and Times
Q: What are the opening times of the venue on the day?
A: The following are opening gate times for each event.

Tuesday 24th July - Il Divo – Gates 19:00
Wednesday 25th July – Rag’n’Bone Man – Gates 19:00
Friday 27th July – Bryan Ferry – Gates 19:00
Saturday 28th July – Gavin James – Gates 19:00
Sunday 29th July – Imelda May –Gates 19:00

PLEASE NOTE: No queuing will be permitted prior to gates opening. All times subject to change.

** Folding chairs will be permitted at Grace Jones & Bryan Ferry. Note: This is a once-off exception to general regulations. No folding chairs will be permitted at any other event **

Q: Who are the support acts for each event?
A: The following are support acts for each individual event:

Il Divo – The Trinity Orchestra
Rag’n’Bone Man – Grace Carter
Bryan Ferry – Ultan Conlon
Gavin James – Little Hours
Imelda May – Keywest, Paradisia

Age Restrictions
Q: Are there any age restrictions? A: Yes. These events are strictly 18 years and older, ID will be required for entry to each event. For the safety and enjoyment of all patrons, An Gardaí Siochana, Trinity and Promoters MCD request that all patrons undertake their responsibility to fully review and adhere to the age restrictions and conditions outlined here.

Strict age monitoring will be in place at all entrances and the promoter reserves the right to refuse admission without a refund to anyone who fails to comply. Should you have any queries regarding the age policies or require any assistance please contact MCD Customer Care at [email protected]

Valid ID
The accepted forms of ID are:

Passport
Drivers Licence
Garda Age Cards
We reserve the right to refuse admission without a refund if you cannot prove your age.

TRAVEL

Q: Is here any important travel information I need to know?
A: The Promoter is not licensed to, nor do they operate any transport to and from the Trinity Concerts. Transport to and from the venue is a matter for individual ticket-holders themselves, whether you go by means of carpooling, Dart, Bus or Coach. We strongly urge all concert goers to heed the advices of An Garda Síochána, transport providers and promoters regarding the pre-planning and advance booking of their return trip to and from venue.

 An Garda Síochána traffic management plan in operation for full details please check www.garda.ie. For reports on traffic, road worksnd delays etc. on your route, please visit www.theaa.ie/roadwatch. All event goers are encouraged to use public transport options - Bus, Rail, DART and LUAS – Trinity College is well serviced by public transport.

For more information on travel and transport, please visit:

www.dublinbus.ie
www.irishrail.ie
www.luas.ie

Q: Will there be parking available on the day of the concert at the venue for the public?
A: There will be no parking available in the areas in the immediate vicinity around the venue. If you must drive, please use city centre car parks.

For details and to apply for Accessible Parking, please contact [email protected] The area is monitored by Dublin City Council Parking Enforcement and illegally parked cars may be clamped or towed away. All event goers are encouraged to use public transport options - Bus, Rail, DART and LUAS, which all bring you to within a 15 minute walk, or less, from Trinity College.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ILLEGALLY IN AREAS SURROUNDING TRINITY COLLEGE. PARKING ENFORCEMENT RULES WILL BE IN OPERATION AND YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE CLAMPED OR TOWED.

THINGS YOU CAN’T BRING
Q: What items are not allowed?
A: The below items are not allowed:

Aerosols/ Air horns
Animals (Other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
Alcohol
Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
Audio recorders
Backpacks/ Large bags /Waist packs
Banners with poles or poles of any kind
Bottles
Cans
Cameras with detachable lens or recording equipment
Camping equipment
Chinese or sky lanterns
Cooler boxes or large containers
Crash helmets, or protective headwear, Body-Armor or protective clothing
Deckchairs
Drumsticks
Excessive amounts of batteries, wire, cables or electronical component
Fireworks and Flares
Flagpoles
Garden furniture, Fold up chairs or shooting sticks (excluding shows previously mentioned)
Glass
Glow sticks
Go Pros
Illegal substances/ illegal merchandise of any description
iPads
Large umbrellas
Large chains, Spiked bracelets or wallet chains
Large flags, Placards or posters (Inc Sticks)
Light-Sabres
Lasers/Laser pens or torches
Led headbands, wristbands, Glow sticks or light emitting objects of any kind (except mobile/cell phones)
Liquids – No liquids are permitted other than sealed water less than 500ml I allowed (Caps will be removed)
Nitrous Oxide
Portable laser equipment and pens
Selfie sticks
Smoke canisters
Sound systems
Spray cans
Tridents
Un-Authorized professional film or video equipment
Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets

Q: Can I bring a bag? Will my bag be searched? Will I be searched?
A: Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of others. Due to increased security measures, we strongly advise you allow sufficient time to get through security checks to gain entry to the venue in a safe and timely manner.

To ensure as smooth an access as possible and to avoid any unnecessary delays we strongly suggest that you bring as little as possible with you to the event and minimize jackets and additional layers when possible. To avoid disappointment do not bring backpacks or larger handbags, you may be refused admission to the venue without a refund. It is strongly advised that bags should be no larger than A4 size.

THERE WILL BE NO CLOAKROOM OR STORAGE FACILITIES ON SITE. BAGS MUST NOT BE LEFT AT ENTRANCES OR SURROUNDING AREAS. ANY ITEMS LEFT WILL BE REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF ACCORDINGLY.

Local, independently operated bag drop/locker storage facilities are available in the surrounding area for storage:

Extreme Ireland tourism (37 College Green)
Connolly Dart Station
Ned Kelly’s (O’Connell Street Upper)
We will conduct additional further security searches of clothing, bags and other items, as determined by us in our reasonable discretion, including on entry and exit.

Q: Can I take photographs at the concert?
A: Yes, small digital cameras are permitted. Please note that any camera with a long or detachable lens will be classified as a professional camera and these are not permitted. Video cameras & iPads are also not permitted. If you have any concerns, please email [email protected] to talk to our customer service team. Please note failure to abide by these rules will result in the prohibited item being confiscated and the Promoter will not be responsible for such items as there are no storage facilities available to accommodate same.

Q: Can I bring posters/banners to the concert?
A: Flag poles or sticks for banners are prohibited. Only small banners (A4 or A3 size) will be permitted into the event as anything larger can obstruct the views of other customers.

THE VENUE

 

Q: Which entrance do I take to enter the venue?
A: Please enter Trinity college park via Lincoln Gate and Science Gallery Gate. There will be no access via Front Archway or Nassau Street.

Q: Will I be able to purchase food and drink in the venue during the concert?
A: Yes, there will be a wide range of food and beverages available to buy. Please follow signage in venue for bar locations. Ask staff for assistance for staff if required or visit map in EvntzApp (www.evntzapp.ie)

Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks into the Venue?
A: No, but if any customers suffer from a condition that may require specific dietary requirements, please email [email protected] to talk to our customer service team to ensure there are no problems bringing those products in as otherwise they will be confiscated on entry.

Q: Can I purchase official merchandise at the concert?
A: Yes, there will be a number of merchandise outlets located around the venue. We would advise against purchasing any unofficial merchandise outside the venue. Ask staff for assistance for staff if required or visit map in EvntzApp (www.evntzapp.ie)

Q: Can I access cash facilities?
A: There are ATMs located around the vicinity of Trinity college. PLEASE NOTE: There is NO readmission to these events. In addition to this, all the bars will have a pay by card facility.

Q: What if I have a query that I would like to speak to someone in person about?
A: Please approach a steward and they will assist you accordingly and they will direct you to the nearest Customer Care point. Alternatively, please submit your query via EvntzApp (www.evntzapp.ie) and you will be responded to in Real Time.

Q: What if I or one of my guests feel unwell or have an accident?
A: There will be trained medical staff on duty. Please approach a steward who will direct you to the nearest first aid/medic point, these will be clearly signposted.

Q: Where will the stage be located?
A: Please refer to the map, located in the EvntzApp (www.evntzapp.ie). The stage will be located in college park. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no access Via Front Archway or Nassau Street. Please enter Trinity College Park through Lincoln Gate & Science Gallery Gate.

Q: What should I wear based on expected weather?
A: Please consult weather forecast and dress appropriately. In the case of rain being forecast please be advised that umbrellas are not allowed as they are prohibited items. These are open air events and will take place rain or shine.

 

TICKET INFO

 

If you have any Ticket related queries, please be sure to contact Ticketmaster in advance of the event and allow sufficient time to assist you with your query.

Q: How much are the tickets?
A: Please see www.ticketmaster.ie for pricing enquires and to book tickets.

Q: How many tickets could I buy?
A: 8 per person. Please visit https://www.ticketmaster.ie/groups/about to contact Ticketmaster Group Bookings for bookings of 8+ tickets.

Q: I have a Ticket query. What should I do?
A: Ticketmaster are the Ticketing agent for this event, please contact Ticketmaster directly via the ask a question tab on www.ticketmaster.ie

Ticketmaster / Guest list will be located near the entrance for every show.

Q: I've seen tickets advertised on other sites - can I still order from there?
A: We would strongly advise against using any sites other than www.ticketmaster.ie who is the authorised seller of tickets for these events. Purchasing on Ticketmaster.ie is the only way you can be guaranteed that you have purchased 100% genuine tickets.

DISABLED AND CARER TICKETS

Tickets for the Accessible Area are available for purchase via the designated phone number, Please contact Ticketmaster directly and they will be happy to assist:

 

Republic of Ireland: 0818 903001
Northern Ireland & UK: 0844 277 9964
International Customers: 00 353 818 903001
For further information on MCD’s Access policy, see here: https://mcd.ie/access/

Wheelchair and Accessible Bookings
Q: I have a wheelchair accessible ticket and have a question regarding my tickets. Who can I talk to?
A: Please contact Ticketmaster directly and they will be happy to assist:

Republic of Ireland: 0818 903001
Northern Ireland & UK: 0844 277 9964
International Customers: 00 353 818 903001
Alternatively, please contact Ticketmaster via the Customer Service tab on their website www.ticketmaster.ie and an agent will be happy to assist you or else email [email protected]

Q: I am a wheelchair user and would like to attend but do not have a wheelchair accessible ticket. Will there be a designated area for wheelchair users at the concert?
A: Yes, there will be purpose built raised wheelchair platforms in the venue for these events. Please contact Ticketmaster Accessible Phone Number on 0818 903001 to enquire regarding wheelchair accessible tickets in advance of attending these events. Please note there is a capacity limit in this area so Wheelchair Accessible Tickets are required to access the wheelchair platform and the platform operates a strict 1+1 Policy.

Q: I am not in a wheelchair but have access needs and would like to attend. Will there be a designated area for customers with access needs at the concert?
A: Yes, there will be a designated viewing area and accessible facilities for your use. For all non-wheelchair related accessible ticket enquiries we will have a limited number of designated seats in the tiered seating area. Please note these can only be booked by calling Ticketmaster special needs Hotline directly on:

0818 903 001 (Republic of Ireland),
0333 321 9996 (Northern Ireland & UK)
00 353 818 903001 (International Customers)

Ticketmaster representatives will be happy to assist you in booking your tickets. Please Note that space in this area is limited and we operate a strict 1+ 1 policy for access to this area. Please be advised that relevant official documentation will be requested for approval for these tickets. Should you have any further non-ticket related accessible queries please contact the promoter directly [email protected]

Q: My circumstances have changed since I purchased my ticket and I am now a wheelchair user. What should I do?
A: Please contact Ticketmaster Customer Services and they will be happy to assist:

Republic of Ireland: 0818 903001
Northern Ireland & UK: 0333 321 9996
International Customers: 00 353 818 903001

PLEASE NOTE: There are fixed capacities in all areas but we will always endeavour to facilitate.

 

Q: I am pregnant and have a standing ticket, will I be able to have a seat?
A: Please do not bring any type of seating with you as these are prohibited items and you will not be allowed enter the venue with them. Please contact the Ticketmaster Accessible Phone Number on 0818 903001 prior to arriving to find out if there are seats available in the accessible area and if it is possible to relocate. All reserved seating may be sold out. For further information please contact [email protected]

Q: My circumstances have changed since I purchased my ticket and I am now pregnant, what should I do?
A: Whilst agents will endeavour to exchange your ticket for a seated area, please note this may not be possible if all reserved seating has sold out. Please contact the Ticketmaster Accessible Phone Number on 0818 903001 prior to arriving to find out if there are seats still available and if it's possible to relocate.