The Boss is back in Ireland this weekend and we are more than a little bit excited.
Bruce Springsteen brings his The River Tour to Croke Park on Friday 27 and Sunday 29 May and will take to the stage at 7pm each night.
With approximately 80,000 people expecting to attend each date, organisers have today issued a warning to fans to arrive at the venue early in order to avoid delays.
Those travelling to Croke Park are advised to use buses or the DART and doors will be open for entry from 5pm.
— Aiken Promotions (@aikenpromotions) May 23, 2016
With Ireland playing Holland in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium, traffic is expected to be heavy and Aiken’s Event Controller Jim Clarke told Independent.ie that attendees should give themselves plenty of time to get to the venue.
“It’s very important that we reinforce that Bruce Springsteen does the entire show. There are no support acts. So it’s Bruce from start to finish. Tradition is that it’s quite a long show so it’s very important that people get here on time,” he said.
“Dublin’s a very busy city particularly on a Friday afternoon. Whatever your normal arrangements for getting to Croke Park, double it. If you’re coming on a three-hour journey, make it a six-hour journey. If you’re coming on a two-hour journey, make it a four-hour journey. Give yourself plenty of time so that there’s no disappointment that you’re going to miss half the show by being late.”
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) May 21, 2016
Those who are aged under 14 will not be allowed on the pitch, while all those aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
There will be free TAG-A-KID safety wristbands, which will be available at all the customer care points both outside and inside the venue.
Parents/guardians attending with young children are encouraged to avail of these white wristbands which have a space for parents/guardians to write a contact number and seat number. The purpose of these wristbands is to help reuniting lost children with parent/guardian should your child become separated from you within the venue.
Further information on the event, including a list of banned items and transport details, is available here.
We can’t wait!