Kodaline and Nile Rodgers at St Anne’s Park: What you need to know

by Rachel Darcy

Heading to Kodaline or Nile Rodgers at St Anne’s Park this weekend? Organisers have just released all the information you need to know ahead of the gigs.

Organisers have warned that there is no queuing allowed before the gigs, and advise concert goers to make their way to St Anne’s in plenty of time to allow for increased security measures.

Stage times

Kodaline will take to the stage in the northside park on May 31 and June 1, with support from James Morrison on Both nights. ROE and Flynn will also open up the stage on May 31, with Somebody’s Child opening on June 1.

Doors will open at 4pm on Friday and Saturday, with the first band – Flynn – kicking off at 5pm on Friday May 31. ROE will be on stage at 6:15pm, followed by James Morrison at 7:15pm, and Kodaline taking to the stage at 9pm.

On Saturday, Somebody’s Child will get proceedings underway at 6:15pm on Saturday June 1, with James Morrison and Kodaline taking to the stage at the same time as the night before.

If you’re heading to see Nile Rodgers & CHIC on Sunday June 2, doors will be at 4pm on the day. DJ Razor will play from 4pm, before Toucan open the stage at 6:15pm. Kaiser Chiefs will take to the stage at 7:15pm to warm up the crowd, with Nile Rodgers & CHIC on stage at 9pm.

Security

Backpacks and large handbags are being advised against also, with no cloakrooms available on site. Those with bigger bags may be subject to extended security screening times, or may be refused entry.

The shows will take place rain or shine, but no umbrellas will be allowed on site.

Glass, cans, alcohol, selfie sticks, flares and garden furniture are all prohibited from the grounds too, as well as professional cameras or cameras with a detachable lens, video cameras and audio recording devices, iPads and GoPros.

Transport

Concert promoters advise allowing 2 extra hours travel time to and from the venue, and to use public transport where possible.

To access the venue by Dart, make sure you alight at Harmonstown Dart Station and check timetables before hand on IrishRail.ie.

If you are travelling by Dublin Bus, there are several routes that serve the St Anne’s area including the 29a, 32 and 130, with further information available from DublinBus.ie.

There will be no parking available locally to the gigs, with towing in operation on all three nights.

For more information, be sure to visit MCD’s website.

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