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U2 at Croke Park: Stage times, travel advice and weather forecast for Irish rockers' sold out gig

Irish rockers U2 are set to perform at Croke Park in Dublin this Saturday - and if you're lucky enough to have tickets for the sold out gig, here's everything you need to know.

What time does the concert start?

Doors will open at 5pm on Saturday, 22 July.

Support act Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are set to perform from 7pm with U2 expected on stage at 8.30pm. Times are subject to change.

Can I queue up at Croke Park in advance?

No, there will be no queuing allowed prior to the gates opening.

If fans do turn up they will be turned away at restricted area points around the Stadium.

Organisers are asking fans to also refrain from queuing in streets around the venue as this will disrupt local residents.

What will the weather be like in Dublin on Saturday?

So far it's looking good - initial reports had suggested it would rain but it now looks like it will be staying dry with temperatures at around 15 or 16C.

Fans are advised to check forecasts on the day and to bring suitable clothing for the outdoor event.


What security measures will be in place?

There will be strict security measures in place before entering Croke Park so fans are asked to allow extra time for this.

Backpacks or large handbags are not permitted inside the venue.

What items will be taken away by security?

Glass or cans, umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, and flares will not be permitted in Croke Park.

Professional cameras or cameras with a detachable lens, video cameras and audio recording devices, iPads and GoPros are also not allowed.

For a full list of prohibited items visit

What is the best way to get to and from Croke Park?

With nearly 75,000 fans expected at the venue, fans are strongly advised to use public transport where possible and to allow at least an extra two hours travel time to and from the venue.

Useful websites for Dublin transport include

There are no parking facilities available locally and if you are driving, you are advised to use city centre car parks and car pool if possible.

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