Urgent warning to thousands of Irish music fans heading to seven Malahide Castle mega concerts

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CONCERT leaders have warned thousands of Irish music fans to plan transport to a series of concerts at Malahide Castle starting this week.

Six major artists take the stage in the seaside city of Dublin from June 14-25.

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The Dublin Castle venue will host a series of concerts this month

The Killers play two nights June 14 and 15, Kodaline takes the stage on Friday June 17, followed by Picture This on Saturday June 18 and Gerry Cinnamon on Sunday.

Fresh off his sold-out shows at St Anne’s Park, Dermot Kennedy performs on Friday June 24 and Lewis Capaldi performs on Saturday June 25.

With a capacity of up to 20,000 people, this scenic venue has already hosted artists such as Radiohead, Prince and Eric Clapton.

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MCD has issued information and warnings regarding access, weather preparation and safety at shows.

Here’s everything you need to know about Music Month:

OPENING TIME

For concerts Monday through Friday night, shows start at 6 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m.

On weekends, shows start at 5 p.m. and doors open at 4 p.m.

Event organizers are encouraging spectators to arrive early due to increased traffic and security measures that will be in place.

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To avoid delays, participants are advised to print or download their tickets before arriving and no queuing before the doors open will be allowed.

SECURITY ALERT

Searches will be carried out to ensure the safety of all attendees, with event organizers stating that all spectators will be subject to a search upon arrival.

A strict no alcohol policy is implemented on all buses and coaches visiting the site.

If you arrive at the event intoxicated, you may be refused entry.

Event organizers and An Garda Siochana may refuse entry to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol into the room. Only water or soft drinks in sealed bottles may be permitted.

Various water points will be installed on site.

No backpacks or large purses are allowed. A complete list of prohibited items is available on the MCD website.

Attendees are asked to respect neighbors and site stewards when entering and exiting the event.

And event organizers have warned that upcoming shows could use strobe lights, lasers and pyrotechnics.

ENTRY WARNING

Pedestrians will only be permitted to enter the grounds of Malahide Castle via Hogans Gate.

No other gate in the park will allow entry.

GETTING THERE

Music fans are warned that there will be traffic delays and parking congestion, so planning transportation ahead of the event is essential.

Dart: The train runs frequently every day and the station is a 15-minute walk from the site. Train timetables and reservations are available here.

Bus: Bus 42 goes to Malahide. There will also be a direct bus service after each event. This will take passengers to Custom House Quay in the city centre.

Participants are requested to pre-book the bus here.

Coaches: Parking for private coaches and minibuses is available on site for those who have reserved in advance.

Cars: For those driving, parking will be provided via Back Road. Advance booking is advised for discounted prices.

AGE POLICY

No one under the age of 16 is permitted to attend unaccompanied.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Accessible parking can be reserved in advance online.

PAYMENTS

All bars are strictly card payments only.

Irish artist Dermot Kennedy will take the stage again later this month

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Irish artist Dermot Kennedy will take the stage again later this monthCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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