Organisers of Saturday's Metallica concert at Slane Castle have issued stage times, transport advice and a series of guidelines to get the most out of the day. Remember, for those about to rock . . . don’t forget your wellies but leave the light sabre at home.

Concert promoters MCD and Garda released the following dos and don’ts and advice for the expected 75,000 people who are expected to travel to Slane in Co. Meath on Saturday June 8.  

Stage Times:

3:00pm: Fangclub 

4:00pm: Bokassa

5:15pm: Stiff Little Fingers 

6:45pm: Ghost

8:00pm Metallica

11:00pm Curfew

There is strictly no queuing before gates opening time of 2.00pm. All times are subject to change.

This concert is an outdoor event and will take place rain, hail or shine. There will be no readmission allowed to the show.

Please note Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

For a more enjoyable day, concert goers are advised to:

* allow plenty of time to gain entry into the concert - everyone is subject to a search entering the concert

* plan to arrive in time to catch the support acts and make a day of it
 - use public transport or carpool - see special details below - there will be a strict no alcohol policy on all public and private buses travelling to the concert.

* relevant authorities will be on duty to enforce accordingly.

See for full traffic management plan.

Concert goers are asked to respect the grounds and local residents of Slane

Public transport from Dublin:

Book a ticket in advance to ensure a seat on the concert day

Dublin Bus:

Depart for Slane from Western Way Dublin 7 every 30 mins from 11.00 to 16.00 and return after the concert

Tickets priced €40 available on NB: only available until Midnight Friday June 7.

Marathon coach

Depart Custom House quay every 30 minutes from 11.00 to 16.00 and return after the concert. Tickets:

Driving to the concert

- book your space online
- allow plenty of time
- plan your route in advance
- check AA Roadwatch
- please note all car parks are independently-operated and parking charges will apply. Allow a 20 to 30-minute walk to venue

Ulster Bus and Translink run services from Belfast and NI Bus Eireann run shuttle services from Drogheda and Navan. Download EVNTZAPP to book coach tickets from other regional locations

Your safety


Check for Event Travel Information.

An Garda Siochana and Event Security will operate ticket checks and searches on access to the venue. 

Allow enough time for concert entry procedures, ticket checks and searches. 

An Garda Siochana will operate a ZERO tolerance policy regarding alcohol consumption in public areas, any illegal criminal or anti-social behaviour. 

For your safety, please co-operate with stewards and Gardai. Follow any loudspeaker announcements. 


For yours and the safety of others, please move slowly and quietly when exiting the Concert Site and co-operate with stewards’ directions. 

Dress appropriately and always be prepared for the Irish weather. Bring your Wellies! 

ISPCC Volunteers will be onsite selling ponchos.. 

Note that catering and bar facilities are available inside the venue. No alcohol or food is permitted to be brought into the venue. 

Please note there are a limited ATM facilities on site 

Respect the property & privacy of residents in the vicinity of Slane Village. Patrons are also asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour, such as on-street drinking and urinating, etc. 


Aerosols/air horns/alcohol/animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs)/audio recorders/ any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon

Large Backpacks or waist packs. 

Cans/cameras with a detachable lens or recording equipment. Camping equipment/ Chinese or sky lanterns 

Food/flagpoles/fireworks and flares 

Garden furniture, deckchairs, fold up chairs or shooting sticks. Glass or Go Pro’s 

Illegal substances/iPads 

Large umbrellas/flag poles/large chains, spiked bracelets or wallet chains/light Sabers 


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