17/06/2019

Westlife Concerts - 5 & 6 July

Community information last updated: Monday, 1 July 2019

PROVISIONAL CONCERT DAY TIMINGS FOR FRIDAY, 5 AND SATURDAY, 6 JULY*
  • Full Garda Cordon 3.30pm
  • Doors Open 6pm
  • Main Act 8.30pm
  • Concert finished by 11pm
*All timings are still provisional & subject to change by promoter/An Garda Síochána

PRE-CONCERT WORKS SCHEDULE**
  • Pre-concert works are scheduled between 30 June – 4 July 2019
  • Pre-concert works are scheduled between 8am - 10pm daily
  • Works scheduled between 8am-4pm on 5 & 6 July (concert day)
**Concert works timings are still provisional and will be agreed by Dublin City Council. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY CONTACT DETAILS

Freephone 1800 303 593 is Croke Park’s 24-hour community hotline for local residents. It can be used at any time during the stage build, concert day and post-concert works to report any issue directly to the stadium. You can also use it to request assistance from the community team on the day of the concert. An email address is also available: [email protected]

LOCAL RESIDENTS VEHICLE PASS

The 2019 local resident vehicle pass for households within the Garda cordon is available from the Garda Station on Fitzgibbon Street: telephone 01 666 8400. Please bring proof of identity & proof of residency with you to the station to collect your pass.

VEHICULAR ACCESS THROUGH THE GARDA CORDON

Gardaí have asked where possible, drivers enter the Garda cordon at the most appropriate location to their residence and are requested when possible to use junctions other than the NCR/Russell Street, Drumcondra Road/Clonliffe Road and Ballybough Road/Clonliffe Road cordons. Contact Julianne Savage in Croke Park in advance if you need further advice on gaining access on concert day on 01 865 8607 or [email protected]

RESIDENT & VISITOR ACCESS ON CONCERT DAY

Local residents who need assistance for themselves or their visitors gaining access through the Garda cordon on either Friday, 5 or Saturday, 6 July are advised to contact Julianne Savage in Croke Park in advance
on 01 865 8607 or [email protected]


The Gardaí have also advised that the bags of local residents & their guests may be searched when gaining access at the cordon on both concert days.

COMMUNITY TEAM

The Croke Park Community Team will be on duty on Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 July to assist their neighbours & help monitor event day activity in the Croke Park community area. Freephone 1800 303 593 to get help from or report an issue to the community team during both concerts. An email address is also available:
[email protected]


PUBLIC TRANSPORT/PARKING PLANS

A full public transport & car parking information campaign targeting patrons for the concerts is ongoing. Special Dublin Bus, LUAS, Irish Rail & Bus Eireann public transport initiatives to & from the concerts have been organised & exclusive offers from car parks nearest the stadium are also available to concert patrons. Additional Gardaí & Dublin Street Park Services will be enforcing parking legislation throughout the community area during both concerts.

NOISE CONTROL

To ensure concert noise emissions are kept within Dublin City Council (DCC) guidelines, the following measures are in place for each concert:
  • Sound levels will be agreed with DCC’s Environmental Health Officer
  • The Production Manager & Sound Control Engineer for the concerts will be instructed to control sound emission levels to keep them within these agreed limits
  • The testing of the concert sound systems & the artist’s sound check will be agreed with DCC’s Environmental Health Officer with due consideration for local residents
  • In addition to the measures, sound levels will be checked during the event by sound meters & a suitably qualified noise consultant will be appointed to monitor noise levels & liaise between DCC & the Promoter.

OVERNIGHT QUEUEING/CAMPING

Overnight queuing or camping for these concerts will not be tolerated. Stadium stewards will be on duty on streets close to the stadium from 7pm on Thursday, 4 July to deter overnight queuing/camping in the community area.

PYROTECHNICS/FIREWORKS

The use of pyrotechnics/fireworks can be expected throughout both concerts

PA & SOUND CHECK

A PA test is scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, 4 July; the exact timing for this test is still to be confirmed. Sound checks for the concert will be carried out on Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 July; the exact timing for the sound checks are still to be confirmed.

PORTALOOS

DCC will locate rows of portaloos on streets in the immediate vicinity of the stadium including Clonliffe Road, Clonliffe Car Park, Ballybough Road; Fitzgibbon Street, NCR, Poplar Row & Sackville Avenue.

CONCERT CLEAN UP

Additional community litter pickers will be active during both concerts & will work to remove concert litter from gardens within the Garda cordon. Their assistance can also be requested via the community hotline 1800 303 593 or [email protected]

USE OF GARDA HELICOPTER

The Garda Helicopter will be used on the evenings of Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 July. It will only be used as required by the Gardaí & with minimum time spent in operation.

FLOODLIGHTS

Floodlights will remain on following the concert until patrons have cleared the stadium. After clearing the stadium, only lights necessary to provide safe working conditions will be in operation. All floodlights will be switched off at 1am.

GARDA CORDON EXTENDED AFTER 10PM

The Gardaí have advised that Russell Street/Jones Road will be fully closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from approx. 10pm on Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 July with local access for residents living on the street only.

At the end of each concert, the Garda cordon will be extended to facilitate the safe exit of concert patrons. No vehicles will be permitted to access the Garda cordon during this exit period to ensure the safety of pedestrians & vehicles alike. These closures will be implemented for the shortest time necessary. As a guideline, this extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after each concert ends at 11pm. Barriers will also be erected at the following locations closing the following streets:
  • Lower Drumcondra Road / Whitworth Road
  • Lower Drumcondra Road / Richmond
  • Road/ Botanic Avenue
  • Ballybough Road / Luke Kelly Bridge
  • Ballybough Road / North Strand Road
  • Summerhill / North Circular Road
The above restrictions will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue & the closure of Ballybough Road from Fairview to Summerhill.

POST-CONCERT WORKS SCHEDULE:

There will be very limited stadium works after the concert finishes on Friday, 5 July. After the concert on Saturday, 6 July, works will finish at 1am* Post-concert works are scheduled between 7-12 July 2019.  Post-concert works are scheduled between 8am -10pm* daily

*Concert works timings are still provisional and will be agreed by Dublin City Council. This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

LOCAL RESIDENT TICKET DRAW

The local resident ticket draw for 200 pairs of complimentary tickets for Westlife took place on Thursday, 6 June here in Croke Park. The draw was independently observed on behalf of local residents by an external auditor.  Local residents were contacted by post by Friday, 14 June if their names have been drawn out for Westlife tickets. Full details on the stadium’s community ticket scheme are available online where lists of ticket winners are also published after each concert.