People travelling to the Bon Jovi concert in Slane today have been advised that there are new parking arrangements this year.

Roads in and out of the Co Meath village have been closed since 7am this morning.

The main advice from gardaí is to use public transport where possible and people taking their own cars should follow the car park signs.

Any parked cars causing an obstruction along the roads leading into Slane will be towed away.

Cars and buses will be allowed to park north of Slane on the N2 at Balrenny Cross. There are no car parks available south of Slane on the N2.

Any cars coming from Dublin will have to travel on the M1 or M3.

Gates opened at 3pm with the first band, Ham Sandwich, taking the stage at 3.30pm.

They were followed by Bressie and The Coronas, with Bon Jovi taking to the stage at 7.30pm.