Friday 21 September 2018

Heading to Bruno Mars at Marlay Park tonight? Here's everything you need to know

Travel and security advice has been issued by promoters MCD

Bruno Mars (Florent Dechard/PA)
Bruno Mars (Florent Dechard/PA)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The weather may have taken a bit of a turn since last weekend's Queen with Adam Lambert concert at Marlay Park, but at least fans of Bruno Mars will probably escape the threat of sunburn and dehydration!

If you're heading to the Rathfarnham venue this evening for Bruno Mars, Sister Sledge, DNCE, and DJ Rashida, there are a few things worth bearing in mind in terms of travel and security.

Gates are open at 5.30pm and the promoters recommend aiming to arrive at this time rather than before.  First act DNCE kicks off at 6.15pm.

An Garda Siochána and promoters MCD strongly recommend ticket holders use public transport as the roads around Marlay Park and surrounding areas can get very congested very quickly.

Plan and book your return journeys in advance and bear in mind that you should allow at least an extra two hours travel time to and from the venue.

If you must drive, car-pooling is a good option although there is very limited parking available in Marlay Park.  You can take the pressure off and avoid potential traffic hell by availing of public transport or book a private coach.

You can book your return journey now on www.bushiredublin.net and download evntzapp www.eventzapp.ie for all the latest event transport information.

Total journey time from Stephens Green Luas stop to the festival could be as quick as 25 - 30mins. This year the Cross-City Luas will be operational. For more details on Luas routes go to www.luas.ie/routes.

Dublin Bus will only be operating their normal scheduled service and will not be running additional services for these concerts so the promoter strongly recommends alternative transport to and from the event. See www.dublinbus.ie

You can keep an eye on traffic reports for your route on www.theaa.ie/roadwatch/newsroom.

There will be a traffic management plan in operation: www.garda.ie.

There will also be increased security checks at the venue so allow plenty of time.

Only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 size (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted. Do not bring a bag bigger than this as they will not be allowed into the event. There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

For more info check out www.mcd.ie.

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