The Weeknd at Marlay Park, Dublin: Stage times, set list, ticket information, how to get there and more

Everything you need to know about the singer’s open-air concert on Wednesday, June 28th

Canadian singer The Weeknd will bring his long-awaited After Hours til Dawn stadium tour to Dublin this week, before setting off to the rest of Europe and Latin America. The star’s latest album, Dawn FM, was released in 2022, it was the second of a trilogy, with the third said to be in the works. However, The Weeknd recently turned to acting, in Sky Atlantic’s series The Idol, where he plays self-help guru and cult leader Tedros alongside Lily-Rose Depp. But back to the singing, with hits such as Starboy and Can’t Feel My Face, Irish fans are surely in for a treat.

When does he play?

The Weeknd will play to a crowd of about 40,000 people at Marlay Park in south Dublin on Wednesday, June 28th.

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 4pm, with show times yet to be announced. Amid increased traffic and security measures, fans have been advised to be at the venue in sufficient time. No overnight or early queuing is permitted.

Who are the support acts?

Kaytranada is a Haitian-Canadian record producer, rapper and DJ – and a double Grammy award winner. US record producer and mixer Mike Dean is also on the bill, who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Drake, to name a few.


How do I get there – and home again?

Concertgoers have been asked to allow at least an extra two hours travel time to and from the venue. Organisers have said delays are “inevitable” and fans are encouraged to use the special event transport outlined below.

By bus: Buses will transport fans to Marlay Park. For information on where and when to get a bus, visit Marathon are operating a bus service from Custom House Quay in the city centre direct to the concert grounds. Tickets can be purchased here.

By Luas: Take the Luas green line from the city centre to Dundrum or Balally, both are a 35-minute walk to Marlay Park. A shuttle bus from Dundrum Luas stop to the venue will run every 30 minutes from 3.30pm, tickets can be purchased from Marathon here.

By car: Car parking at Marlay Park is extremely limited and must be pre-booked for €25 per car. At the time of writing, it is sold out. The car park entrance is located on College Road and is accessed via Whitechurch Road. Only those who have pre-booked can park here. The organisers recommend the SuperValu car park on Balinteer Avenue as a suitable spot for drop off and collection by car. There will be road closures surrounding Marlay Park on the day.

By taxi: Following the concert, a passenger pickup point will be facilitated on the Brehon Field Road, however, the organisers have said they cannot guarantee taxis will be available.

Accessible parking must be booked in advance. You can contact to register.

What will he play?

The Weeknd recently performed his tour in Amsterdam, on June 24th, with a pretty jam-packed set. You can expect the Dublin gig to look at little like this:

  • Take My Breath
  • Sacrifice
  • How Do I Make You Love Me?
  • Can’t Feel My Face
  • Lost in the Fire
  • Hurricane
  • The Hills
  • Kiss Land
  • Often
  • Crew Love
  • Starboy
  • House of Balloons
  • Heartless
  • Low Life
  • Reminder
  • Party Monster
  • Faith
  • After Hours
  • Out of Time
  • I Feel It Coming
  • Montreal
  • Die For You
  • Is There Someone Else?
  • I Was Never There
  • Wicked Games
  • Call Out My Name
  • High For This
  • The Morning
  • Save Your Tears
  • Less Than Zero
  • Blinding Lights

Are there any tickets left?

This is a sold-out show, with no resale tickets available. Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, last month advised fans to download their tickets to their phones before getting to the park as there is no guarantee of internet connection at the gates of Marlay Park.

What’s the story with security?

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult; bring your passport, Garda age card or driving licence as evidence of your date of birth. Allow time for security checks on the way in. Bags larger than A4 size will not be permitted and all bags may be searched, and this can be time-consuming, so consider going bagless for easier entry. There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. No umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, flares, glasses or cans, among other items, will be allowed into the event. There are no readmissions to the concert, so once you leave there’s no getting back in.

Supt Tomás Gormley of Tallaght Garda station told a preconcert press conference last month: “There will be a big policing operation in place which will impact our policing commitments around the rest of the district,” adding his “number one priority” was keeping eventgoers and the surrounding community safe.

Can I take photographs at the concert?

Yes, but only with a smartphone or small camera. Professional cameras with a detachable lens and any other recording equipment are banned.

What’s the weather forecast?

Met Éireann is forecasting sunny spells, but with a few isolated showers at times, and temperatures of up to 21 degrees.

Conor Capplis

Conor Capplis

Conor Capplis is a journalist with the Irish Times Group