Monday 22 January 2018

Concert promoters issue warning to tonight's Arctic Monkeys revellers

The Arctic Monkeys
The Arctic Monkeys

Anita McSorley

The promoter of tonight’s sold-out Arctic Monkeys gig in Marlay Park has issued a warning to concert-goers advising them plan and book their return travel arrangements in advance.

MCD have issued a statement saying that “transport to and from the venue is a matter for individual ticket-holders themselves.”

It comes following several delays at Arcade Fire’s show in the same venue last weekend.

Some concert-goers were left stranded and had to walk for hours after there was a transport shortage.

Marathon have organised return shuttle buses from the city centre that are currently sold out, however extra buses will be available on a first come first served basis.

The extra buses will leave Custom House Quay at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm, with the drop-off point directly outside the venue.

Dublin bus will also operate additional services to take concert-goers directly to the city following the concert.

MCD have also reminded patrons that umbrella’s are not allowed and to dress appropriately, bringing rain gear if necessary.

Unaccompanied under 16’s are not allowed on site unless accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 and concert-goers may be asked to prove their age.

Arctic Monkeys fans are also being urged to heed the advice of An Garda Siochana, transport providers and promoters regarding the pre-planning and advance booking of their return trip to and from Marlay Park.

Tonight’s sold-out  concert will be the fifth and final of the Marlay Park gig series that has seen Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Kanye West and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform to more than 100,000 fans over the past few weeks.

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