Everything you need to know before heading to Girls Aloud at the 3Arena

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Girls Aloud are returning to the stage.

Their reunion tour will kick off tonight on the 3Arena stage to the delight of loyal fans.

The will perform as a four-piece after the tragic passing of Sarah Harding.

If you’re heading to the concerts this weekend, take a look at everything you need to know before going…


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What time do the doors open at?

Doors to the 3Arena will open at 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

When will Girls Aloud be on stage?

Obviously if you’re coming from the office, it might be difficult to make it when doors open. But don’t worry, you’ll have time! Girls Aloud are then due on stage at the 3Arena at 8:45pm on Friday and Saturday.

Who will be supporting the band?

London-based DJ, called Mr Theo will support the girls. He is scheduled to kick off his set at 7:30pm each night.

Are there tickets still available?

Tickets are still available for Friday and Saturday on Ticketmaster. There are also resale tickets available!


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How can you get to the 3Arena?

There are plenty of ways to get to the 3Arena by public transport, foot and by car.

By Luas

You can travel via the Luas Red line and you can switch from the Green Line in the city centre, if you’re travelling from a different direction. There are extra trams on show nights to cater for the large numbers travelling to and from 3Arena. A full schedule and live information is available here.

By Bus

Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency and accessible service from all over Dublin to within a 20-minute walk of 3Arena. The 151 route operates every 10 minutes during rush hour and will leave you on Castleforbes Road, the closest stop to the Venue, just a two-minute walk away. The last bus departs Castleforbes Road at 11:15pm Monday to Saturday. For bus timetable, see here.

By Foot

The 3Arena is a 20 minute walk from the Quays and O’Connell Street.

By Car

There is limited car parking available in The Point Village car park but please be aware this car park is not operated by 3Arena. However, with large numbers gathering on show nights traffic congestion can delay your arrival and departure.


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Do I need to bring cash?

The 3Arena is a cashless venue. You can only use your card.

What can I bring with me?

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

Bags no bigger then 40cm x 40cm x 20cm are allowed. Large rucksacks, luggage or oversized bags are not permitted. Professional cameras with detachable lenses are not permitted, but you can bring a compact camera with a lens no bigger than 35 mm. Food and beverages cannot be brought into the venue, even unopened bottles are not permitted.

There are no umbrellas, glass or cans, alcohol, personal seating of any kind, selfie sticks, flares, professional cameras, detachable lens, video cameras, audio recording devices, iPads, GoPro’s etc. You will be refused entry.

There will be no cloakroom/storage facilities at the arena.

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