Gardaí and Aiken Promotions have issued advice and outlined security arrangements for the 150,000 people who are expected to attend Ed Sheeran’s three sold-out shows in the Phoenix Park in Dublin this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Sheeran is set to perform at the historic venue following his six sell-out shows in Cork, Galway and Belfast over the past week.
Speaking at a press briefing in the Phoenix Park on Tuesday, Sophie Ridley of Aiken Promotions said, "Ed’s fans in this country have always been the most friendly and polite to people."
Gates will open at 5.00pm on show days with Beoga on stage at 5.45pm, Jamie Lawson on stage at 6.30pm, Anne-Marie on stage at 7.30pm, and Ed Sheeran on stage at 8.45pm.
Outlining the traffic restrictions and other measures that will be in place over the three nights, Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley said, "We would ask people to respect the park, it’s important that we leave it as we find it and we’d encourage people to embrace the child safety issues that we have.
"Going home at the end of the day, we would ask people to respect the local residents. I’m sure they’ll have had enough of Ed Sheeran at that stage."
She added: "With 150,000 people due to attend over three days the plan is to minimise disruption to the local community and we would ask people to be respectful in terms of their behaviour in the residential areas.
"I’m sure people will be high spirits after the concert so we would ask that they keep the noise down and also to be mindful of what they leave behind."
Fans are urged to check the Ed Sheeran Irish Tour App and the Gardai App for updates on traffic and transport. There will also be a large number of Order of Malta volunteers and paramedics at the shows.
All units of the Gardaí will be present at the shows, including the air support unit, the dog unit, and plain clothes officers will also be on site.
There will be no parking in the park or near the park and fans will not be allowed to store bigger bags anywhere on the site.
Fans are urged to check the Ed Sheeran Irish Tour App and the Gardaí App for updates on traffic and transport. There will also be a large number of Order of Malta volunteers and paramedics at the shows.
Sophie Ridley reminded concert goers not to bring bags and if they do, that the bags should not exceed size restrictions.
"Please don’t bring bags. If you don’t bring bags, you’ll be fast tracked. If you bring bags they must be no bigger than A4. If you bring a bag bigger than that you won’t be allowed in with it. Tickets will also be subject to an ID check."
Alan Corr @corralan