Everything you need to know about the Thomond Park gigs

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Thomond Park has a busy weekend!

Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and Liam Gallagher will take to the stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

If you’re heading to one of the gigs, here’s what you need to know!

What time do the doors open at?

For each show the gates open at 5pm and the shows will start at 6pm.

There is a strict no queueing policy.

Due to health and safety, there are strictly no camping/collapsible chairs/stools permitted in the venue. Please do not bring these items as security will have to refuse you entry with them.

Who will be supporting the acts?

Snow Patrol will be supported by Irish acts Kingfishr and Pillow Queens on Friday night.

Paolo Nutini will be supported by CMAT and Scottish band, Brògeal on Saturday night.

On Sunday night, Liam Gallagher will be supported by The Mary Wallopers.

Are there tickets still available?

Tickets are still available for all three shows – Snow Patrol on Friday night, Paolo Nutini on Saturday night and Liam Gallagher on Sunday night.

You can search for them on Ticketmaster.

How can you get to Thomond Park?

Plan and book your return travel arrangements in advance allowing two hours travel time to and from the venue. As traffic and parking delays are inevitable you are strongly encouraged to walk, use public transport and private coach services. Promoters do not operate transport to/from the venue, this is a matter for customers to arrange in advance.

BY TRAIN: Irish Rail provide great links to Limerick City (Colbert station) from all over the country. Train times and information can be found at www.irishrail.ie.

BY BUS: From Bus Station and Train Station: Routes 302, 303 and 306 operated by Bus Éireann.

BY CAR: There is limited concert car parking available. This MUST be booked in advance. To avoid disappointment we strongly advise that you book your car parking as soon as possible. You can book your concert car parking through Evntz app. Simply use the QR code below or go to www.evntz.ie to download Evntz App & get your car parking booked now. Do not park illegally – 24-hour towing will be in operation.

What do the route colours mean?

There are a number of entry points to the stadium. You must enter through whichever gate is detailed on your ticket.

There will be two entrances to the concert site.

RED/GREEN (East Stand, Gold Circle, Pitch, Premium): Entrance off Knockalisheen Road

BLUE (West Stand): Entrance on Cratloe Road

Strict traffic cordons will be in place two hours before the event.

What is the age limit?

Under 16s MUST be accompanied at all times by a Parent/Guardian over 25, who takes full responsibility and remains with them throughout the event. Strict age monitoring is in place. Unaccompanied under 16s will be refused entry without refund. Recommended no under 5s.

Standing tickets are only available to persons aged 14 and over. No under-16s will be allowed on the pitch.

Where can I collect my tickets?

The Ticketmaster box office will be located at the junction of Cratloe Road and Knockalisheen Road.

What about accessibility?

MCD cannot amend or move any ticket bookings.

Accessible ticket holders do not need to contact MCD. They will be contacted directly regarding accessible parking/drop-off locations. All accessible parking must be arranged in advance.


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What can I bring with me?

The list of items you can’t bring with you is pretty extensive.

Strict security checks will be in operation. Everyone will be subject to a search permissible under law, per the Purchase Policy. It is a condition to entry, to protect everyone’s safety. Additional searches may take place once inside the venue.

Patrons are especially advised not to bring large bags/backpacks as they may experience delays or be refused entry. There will be no storage facilities on-site. Any items left at entrances / in surrounding areas will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

Bags larger than A4, glass or cans, umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, flares, flags/ banners larger than A3, professional cameras and audio recording equipment will not be permitted. 

Items left unattended will be removed and disposed of accordingly. Full list of prohibited items please click here.

What else do I need to know?

  • This event will take place rain, hail or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly
    for Irish weather – think wellies, boots or runners, layers, raincoats/ ponchos and suncream but remember no umbrellas.
  •  Obey the stewards and Gardaí and instructions given over the public address for your own safety.
  • There are no re-admissions to the concert. If you leave, there is no re-entry.
  • Promoter reserves the right to refuse admission without refund to anyone who fails to comply with these T&Cs, as agreed by the customer and per Ticketmaster Purchase Policy.
  •  Don’t rush to the exits after the concerts.


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