On Air Now

Club Classics

6:00pm - Midnight

Everything You Need To Know Before Taylor Swift's Eras Tour in Dublin

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the Eras Tour in Dublin: starting times, transport, the set list and prohibited items

Swifties across the country are getting ready for the American superstars performance this weekend. The concerts are being held in Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th. Over 500,000 people registered for tickets to the highly anticipated concert and each night will see about 60,000 fans in attendance.

Doors open at 5pm and supporting act Paramore will take to the stage around 6pm. Swift is set to start performing between 7pm and 8pm. Attendees are encouraged to get to the venue 45 minutes before the show starts at 6pm.

Swifties are known for camping outside venues and queuing at all hours of the morning just for a chance to get a good spot. However, concert organisers have stressed that there is strictly no camping and early queuing permitted at the Aviva Stadium.

 

Getting there and back:

The Eras Tour is not the only event on this weekend, as Pride, Longitude, Fairview Park gigs and the All-Ireland Football Quarter Final are all set to take place throughout Dublin.

Swifties are strongly advised to organise their transport far in advance and to allow themselves 3 hours of travel before and after the show. Organisers are also recommending that fans walk, cycle or take public transport instead of cars.

 

There are five colour coded routes to enter the venue, choose the one most convenient for where you are seated in the venue:

Blue Route - The Shelbourne Rd Entrance (For West Stand Upper)

By Train: Take a southbound Dart and get off at Grand Canal Dock. Exit the station and turn right onto Barrow St and continue onto Shelbourne Rd.

By Bus: Take a bus (4, 7, 7a)  to Northumberland Rd or Pembroke Rd.

Orange Route - Lansdown Lane Entrance (For West Stand Lower)

By Train: Take a southbound Dart and get off at Grand Canal Dock. Exit the station and turn right onto Barrow St and continue onto Shelbourne Rd.

By Bus: Take a bus (4, 7, 7a)  to Northumberland Rd or Pembroke Rd.

Green Route Lansdowne Rd Entrance (for South Stand and Main Pitch Standing)

By Train: Take a southbound Dart and get off at Lansdowne Road. Exit the station and turn right onto Lansdowne Rd.

By Bus: Take bus (4, 7, 7a)  to Northumberland Rd or Pembroke Rd.

Purple Route - Herbert Rd/ Tritonville Rd Entrance (for East Stand)

By Train: Take a southbound Dart and get off at Lansdowne Road. Exit the station and turn right onto Lansdowne Rd. Keep left and follow the signs for the purple route.

By Bus: Take a bus (47, C1, C2,) to Ringsend/Irishtown or Sandymount.

Red Route - Bath Avenue Entrance (For Gold Circle)

By Train: Take a southbound Dart and get off at Grand Canal Dock. Exit the station and turn right onto Barrow St then left onto Grand Canal St, and left onto Bath Avenue.

By Bus: Take a bus (47, C1, C2) to Ringsend/Irishtown.

There will be extra Dart services in operation both before and after the concert. Though it is important to note that Grand Canal Dock Station will be closed after the concert due to security issues.

 

There will also be a special late train service for any intercity travellers. At 12:40am after every show there is a train from Heuston to Cork with a connection to Limerick. However this service must be booked in advance.

The Dublin Bus routes 1, 4, 7, 7a, 38, 38a, 47, C1 and C2 all serve the Aviva Stadium. 

As well as this there are many private coaches offering services to and from the concert. Travel Master, Irish Concert Travel, Concertbus.ie, BusesToConcerts.com, JJ Kavanagh, Matthews Coaches, Halpenny Travel, East Coast Coaches and even Belfast City Sightseeing are all offering services to the Aviva though tickets will need to be purchased in advance.

By Car

There is no parking at the venue so concert organisers recommend parking in the city centre and then taking public transport or walking to the venue.

By Taxi

The suggested drop off place for taxis is Pembroke Road/Northumberland Road for Blue, Orange and Green route users or the junction at Tritonville road/Herbert Road for Purple and Red route users.

 

Tickets:

The Ticketmaster Box Office will be located at the Lansdowne Road/Northumberland Road junction and also on Herbert Street

Early entry VIP package holders should've been contacted through email about entrance information.

 

What you can and can't bring:

  • No camping chairs or stools, selfie sticks, professional recording equipment or umbrellas.
  • No glass, hard plastic or metal containers are allowed. Only soft plastic water bottles no larger than 500ml are allowed. There will be free drinking water stations available at the venue.
  • Bags can be no larger than an A4 sheet of paper.

A full list on what is and is not permitted into the venue can be found on mcd.ie

 

The set list:

Lover era

  1. Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince
  2. Cruel Summer
  3. The Man
  4. You Need to Calm Down
  5. Lover

Fearless era

  1. Fearless
  2. You Belong With Me
  3. Love Story

Red era

  1. 22
  2. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  3. I Knew You Were Trouble
  4. All Too Well (10-minute version)
  5. Speak Now
  6. Enchanted

Reputation era

  1. … Ready For It?
  2. Delicate
  3. Don’t Blame Me
  4. Look What You Made Me Do

Folklore/Evermore era

  1. cardigan
  2. betty
  3. champagne problems
  4. august
  5. illicit affairs
  6. my tears ricochet
  7. Marjorie
  8. willow

1989 era

  1. Style
  2. Blank Space
  3. Shake It Off
  4. Wildest Dreams
  5. Bad Blood

The Tortured Poets Department era

  1. But Daddy I Love Him
  2. So High School
  3. Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?
  4. Down Bad
  5. Fortnight
  6. The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived
  7. I Can Do It With A Broken Heart

Surprise songs

There are always two surprise extra songs every night. Swifties have predicted Sweet Nothing, The Lucky One and The Last Time to be Dublin's surprise songs.

Midnights

  1. Lavender Haze
  2. Anti-Hero
  3. Midnight Rain
  4. Vigilante Shit
  5. Bejewelled
  6. Mastermind
  7. Karma

Songs that were removed from the set list 

  • The Archer (from Lover)
  • Long Live (from Speak Now)
  • The 1 (from Folklore)
  • The last great American dynasty (from Folklore)
  • ’Tis the damn season (from Evermore)
  • Tolerate it (from Evermore)

 

Other things to keep in mind:

This is Ireland after-all, so prepare for all kinds of weather!

Under 16s have to be accompanied at all times by an adult over the age of 25. Those aged between 5 and 15 will only be permitted onto the pitch if they are accompanied.

Aviva Stadium is a cashless venue

Accessible ticket holders will be contacted directly about accessible parking and facilities on sight. If you hold general admissions tickets but require accessible facilities you must fill out an Access Enquiries form on mcd.ie.

 

 

More from Showbiz News