Everything you need to know ahead of Westlife’s sold out Aviva gigs


If you were one of the lucky few who managed to get tickets to see Westlife perform this weekend then you probably have a few questions.

Worry not, because we have all the answers so you won’t be fretting ahead of the best concert of your life!

What time do the gates open at?

Gates will open at 6pm.

However, due to increased traffic and security measures people are advised to be at the venue in sufficient time as there is no queuing prior to gates opening allowed.

When will Westlife be on stage?

Westlife will make their way onto the stage at 8:30pm!

Who will be supporting Westlife?

Irish singer Soulé and iconic noughts band Sugababes are both supporting the band.

Soulé will be on the stage at 6:30pm with the Sugababes kicking off at 7:30pm.

Pic: VIP Ireland

What is the age limit?

No unaccompanied under 16s are allowed on site.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18, who must take full responsibility for them and remain with them throughout the event. Unaccompanied under 16s will be refused entry without refund.

Where can I collect my ticket?

The Ticketmaster box offices will be located at the junction Lansdowne Road/Northumberland Road and Herbert Road. Box office and Guestlist open at 4pm.

Do I need to bring cash?

The Aviva is a cashless venue, there will be card only payments at the bars and food vendors.

How can I get there?

Organisers are advising concert-goers to account an extra two hours into their journey time to and from the Aviva.

As traffic and parking delays are inevitable you are strongly encouraged to walk, bike, use public transportation or carpool.

If you do plan on driving, you will have to use carparks in the city centre as there is no public parking at the Aviva.

However there are plenty of public transport options

  • By Bus: Dublin Bus Routes 4, 7/a, 39a, 46a, 145 and 155 will all have a full service. These routes are the closest to venue. Full details here.
  • By DART: Extra DART services will operate before and after the concert. After the concert Grand Canal Dock DART station will be closed, passengers travelling home should board at Lansdowne Road DART station. Full details here.
  • By Train: Full details here.

If you want to get a taxi suggested taxi drop off locations are junction of Pembroke Road/ Nortumberland Road or Junction of Tritonville Road and Hebert Road depending on which colour road your ticket is for.

What does the road colour mean?

Your ticket has a road colour on it explaining what entrance you should use.

Blue ticket entry (West Stand Upper Levels) – Enter via podium entrance off Shelbourne road.

Orange ticket entry (West Stand Lower Tier) – Enter via Lansdowne lane.

Green ticket entry (South stand & general) – admission pitch standing enters via Lansdowne road

Purple ticket entry (East stand all levels) – Enter via Herbert road – access via Tritinville road

Red ticket entry (Gold circle A+B and Pit A+B) – Enter via Bath Avenue

What can I bring with me?

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

You are permitted A4 size bags and smaller. There can be no backpacks, large handbags, 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.

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

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

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