Are you one of the lucky ones who nabbed an Ed Sheeran ticket? If so, congrats! But, fans that were unable to secure a seat for the much-anticipated Croke Park gigs are being warned of bogus tickets.
The countdown is officially on for 160,000 people who are expected to descend on GAA Headquarters this weekend to see the Thinking Out Loud singer perform on both Friday and Saturday night. Tickets for the gig sold out in minutes when they went on sale in February.
Event controller for Aiken Promotions, Jim Clarke, is warning people who wish to go along to see the popular popstar that if they are offered tickets, there is a strong possibility that they could be fake.
What else do you need to know? Here’s all the deets:
FRIDAY 24 JULY
On Friday, the doors will open at 5pm.
Gavin James will take to the stage at 6pm.
Bell X1 will play at 7pm.
SATURDAY 25 JULY
On Saturday, the doors will open at 5pm.
Jamie Lawson will take to the stage at 6pm.
Bell X1 will follow at 7pm.
An Garda Síochána, Croke Park and Aiken Promotions have come up with a list of requirements that they are asking all parents and minors attending the concert to follow:
• Under 14s are NOT allowed on the pitch either accompanied or unaccompanied.
• All under 16s attending the concert MUST be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian aged over 18.
• Guardians must remain with under 16s and take full responsibility for them throughout the event.One adult I Guardian can accompany up to 4 children, however this is a matter you should pay careful attention to, depending on the age and needs of the children involved.
The promoter is advising attendees to take public transport due to potential traffic and parking delays.
If you do travel to the concert by car, it is advised that you use city centre car parks for the evening.
There are a number of bus routes which serve Croke Park, or will get you within a 15 minute walk of the stadium.
These services include: 1,11, 13, 16, 27a, 27b, 29a, 31a, 32, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41b, 41c, 44, 123, 130
Connolly Station is the closest LUAS station to Croke Park.
It is approximately a 15 minute walk away from the stadium.
In addition to late services on Maynooth and Dundalk rail lines, there will be special train services operating after the concert.
• Limerick and Cork with stops at Portlaoise, Limerick Jnt, Mallow and Charleville at 00.30am
• Galway with stops at Tullamore, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Athenry and Oranmore at 00.40am
APPROACHING CROKE PARK
To make sure that you get to the right entry point for the concerts, there will be a colour coded system being used on the day. There will be no access to Davin Stand via Russell Street. Entry will be possible through St. Margaret’s Avenue off North Circular Road.
Alcohol, fireworks, flashlights, food, garden furniture or seats, glowsticks, glass or cans, inflatable balls or balloons, laster pointers, selfie sticks, shooting sticks, studs, spikes, umbrellas, video cameras, audio recording devices, banner or flags larger than A4, cameras with more than a 1″ lens and weapons are all banned from the premises.
Ticketmaster: Credit card collections and guest list will be available from the official ticket outlet, at Gills Corner – the corner of Russell Street and North Circular Road.
Disabled Access: There is limited special needs parking available at Clonliffe car park off Drumcondra Road. Please contact Please contact Aiken Promotions in advance of the concert at email@example.com to any acessibility requests or questions you may have.
General Enquiries: For any general enquiries, please contact www.aikenpromotions.com or Ticketmaster.