Everything you need to know about Niall Horan’s Dublin gig

From stage times to songs and strict rules for ticket-holders

Niall with Conor from Wild Youth in Dublin today
Niall with Conor from Wild Youth in Dublin today

Niall Horan is set to play the first of his Flicker tour gigs tonight in Dublin.

The Mullingar man returned to Ireland today and will play in the Olympia Theatre on Dame Street tonight.

The singer shared a photo of himself along with Conor O’Doherty from Wild Youth outside the venue.

Here’s everything you need to know about the highly anticipated concert.

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Stage times

The doors of the Olympia will open at 7pm. The support act is expected to begin around 8.15 and Niall will take to the stage at around 9.15.


Niall has released two singles ahead of his eagerly awaited solo album. The star is expected to sing Slow Hands and This Town, both of which have proved hugely popular with fans.

Many of his fans have asked of Twitter about whether he will sing One Direction songs. While it is expected that the singer will focus on some of his new, unheard tracks from the not-yet-released album, it’s almost inevitable that he will play song of the songs that made him famous in his 1D days. Given Niall’s love of acoustic slower ballads, were hoping to hear Little Things and You & I.

Support acts

Irish band, and personal friends of Niall, Wild Youth will perform as opening act tonight.

The four-piece band released their single All or Nothing back in May.

Niall has included several Irish musicians among his support acts throughout the tour.

Gavin James will join Niall on the US leg of his tour, as well as in Canada.

Picture This will be joining the 1D star in London and Stockholm.

The Venue

The gig takes place in the Olympia theatre on Dame Street in Dublin.

The venue has been up and running since 1879 and hosts gigs, musicals, plays and more.

It has a capacity of 1240 people, which will be an intimate spot for Niall, who has played arena and stadium tours all over the world with One Direction.

Niall's album is due to be released this year
Niall’s album is due to be released this year


There are strict rules for ticket holders.

Similarly to the rules made clear for Ed Sheeran gigs, Ticketmaster issued a warning to those heading to the show.

In an email sent to ticket-holders, fans were reminded that the ticket on it’s own may not be enough to enter the venue.

“To help ensure genuine fans have access to genuine tickets at the intended price, Niall Horan and MCD are implementing the following measures to further deter scalping/secondary tickets.

“Credit card holder (the buyer) must attend check-in at the venue on show day with their guest (if applicable) to have their IDs cross checked against purchase list and be given non-transferable accreditation for entry.

“Tickets alone will NOT give you entry to the venue, you must check in as above to receive additional accreditation for entry.”

The email emphasised the importance of photographic ID.

“For identification purposes the credit card holder must present the credit card used when purchasing the tickets and must have matching valid Photo ID.

“Any ticket holder not able to provide the required purchase and identification documents will be denied entry to the venue.

“Any customer found to have exceeded the show’s ticket limit will have their additional transactions cancelled.

“Any customer that resells their ticket at a premium (i.e. an inflated price); resells this ticket through a broker or agent; advertises or offers this ticket for resale including on the internet; or uses this ticket for advertising, promotion or other commercial purpose will have their ticket cancelled.”

Other gigs

Niall is playing in various other destinations all over the world between now and November.

The singer’s next gig is in London on the 31st. He will also play in Sweden, Australia, Japan, and in several venues across the US.


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