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All you need to know about the Virgin Media Park gigs this summer

All you need to know about the Virgin Media Park gigs this summer

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A series of gigs kick off in Virgin Media Park, formerly Musgrave Park on the Tramore Road in Cork this week and run through to the end of June.

Here’s all the info from the organisers MCD …

Who is playing each night?

Friday June 14th – Becky Hill, Jazzy
Saturday June 15th – Picture This, Calum Scott, Amble
Tuesday June 18th – Sting, Blondie, Germen
Thursday June 20th – Take That, Olly Murs, St. Lundi
Friday June 21st – Belters Only, Jax Jones
Sunday June 23rd – Crowded House, The Waterboys
Tuesday June 25th – Shania Twain, Rag’n’Bone Man
Saturday June 28th – Cian Ducrot, Foy Vance, Darren Kiely
Saturday June 29th – The Wolfe Tones, The Sharon Shannon band, The Scratch, Ispíní na hEireann

Tickets here from Ticketmaster

What time does the site open?

Gates Open: 5pm
Show Starts: 6pm.

What else do I need to know?

No queuing allowed prior to gates opening. Patrons are advised to allow sufficient time to travel to the event and pass through security checks. If patrons do turn up early, they will be turned away at restricted area points around the stadium. Queuing in the streets around the stadium will cause disruption to residents of the area and we appeal to patrons to heed this advice and respect the local community. Customers should plan to be within the venue 30 mins before show start.

Due to increased traffic and ongoing roadworks patrons are advised to be at the venue in sufficient time to allow for security checks. No queuing allowed prior to gates opening.

If patrons do turn up early they will be turned away at restricted area points around the event site. Queuing in streets around the park will cause disruption to residents of the area and we appeal to patrons to heed this advice and respect the local community.

• This is an outdoor event, please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly for Irish weather – think wellies, boots or runners, layers, raincoats/ponchos and suncream but remember no umbrellas.

• There are two points of entry to the stadium. You must enter through whichever gate is detailed on your ticket.

• Show your ticket at the ticket check outside the stadium grounds for inspection.

• Obey the stewards and Gardai and instructions given over the public address for your own safety.

• There are no re-admissions to the concert. If you leave, there is no re-entry.

• Promoter reserves the right to refuse admission without refund to anyone who fails to comply with these T&Cs, as agreed by customer and per Ticketmaster Purchase Policy.

• Don’t rush to exits after the concerts.

What is the site layout?

What can I bring in with me?

  • • Due to health and safety, there are strictly no camping/collapsible chairs/ stools permitted in the venue. Please do not bring these items as security will have to refuse you entry with them.
  • Strict security checks will be in operation. Everyone will be subject to a search permissible under law, per Purchase Policy. It is a condition to entry, to protect everyone’s safety. Additional searches may take place once inside the venue.
  • • Patrons are especially advised not to bring large bags/backpacks as they may experience delays or be refused entry. There will be no storage facilities on-site. Any items left at entrances / in surrounding areas will be removed and disposed of accordingly.
  • • Bags larger than A4, glass or cans, umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, flares, professional cameras and audio recording equipment will not be permitted.

Please see full details of prohibited items here:

TransportHow to get there?

Plan and book your return travel arrangements in advance allowing sufficient travel time to and from the venue. As
traffic and parking delays are inevitable
you are encouraged to walk, cycle, use public transport and private coach services. Promoters do not operate transport to/from the venue, this is a matter for customers to arrange in advance.

Please use Black Ash for concert parking (no park & ride in operation).

Bus Eireann run services that will bring you within walking distance of the stadium. From Cork City Centre – 203, 213.

Irish Rail run services to Cork Kent Train station.

NO concert parking or drop off on Connolly Road, Slieve Mish Park or Green Lawn. Towing in operation. Please use Black Ash Park & Ride for concert parking.

There will be local road closures in place on show days managed by An Garda Siochana to facilitate safe crowd movement. Please follow their instructions.


See Also

Please check your ticket in advance for details on which entry route you will need to take – Gate B via Tramore Road or Gate C via Pearse Road.

Where is the box office for tickets / guestlist?

• Pitch and Gold Circle Tickets are strictly over 16’s – standing only.

• Unreserved Seating Ticket – u16’s allowed with a parent or guardian – First come first served on seat location.

• There will be one box office/ticket collection point located at the Pearse Road entrance.

• Please download your tickets to your phone ahead of the event – don’t wait until the day. Screenshots will not be valid as barcodes are live and updating regularly.

What’s the age policy?

Under 16’s MUST be accompanied at all times by a Parent/Guardian over 25, who takes full responsibility and remains with them throughout the event. Strict age monitoring will be in place. Unaccompanied under 16’s will be refused entry without refund. Recommended no under 5s. All attendees must have a ticket.

The promoter reserves the right to refuse admission without refund to anyone who fails to comply.


We cannot amend or move any ticket bookings, but if you are attending on general admission tickets and would benefit from an accessible accommodation, you can request this here: Please note, all forms close 7 days out from event date. Accessible ticketholders do not need to contact us. They will be contacted directly regarding accessible parking/ drop-off options. All accessible parking must be arranged in advance.

Fairview Park is situated in a residential area, we would appeal to all concert goers to respect the local community by not littering, not engaging in anti-social behaviour and by not parking illegally. Please respect the neighbours.

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