Rod Stewart in Dublin: Setlist, weather forecast, transport, ticket information and more

Everything you need to know about the singer’s concert at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Sunday, May 26th

Rod Stewart is back in Ireland this weekend for a concert at Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin that promises to be a night filled with hit after hit, all delivered in the Scottish troubadour’s unmissable style.

The 79-year-old, who is a regular visitor these shores, has been lauded as one of the finest singers of his generation, selling an estimated 250 million records and singles worldwide. His most recent album is Swing Fever, a collaboration with Jools Holland.

Stewart has garnered the music industry’s highest awards over the years, including being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – twice (once as a solo artist and once with 1970s group The Faces). He also managed to make it on to the New York Times bestseller list with his 2012 autobiography Rod. In 2016, he officially became Sir Rod Stewart, after being knighted for his services to music and charity.

If you are heading to Kilmainham this weekend, here is everything you need to know in advance.


When does he play?

Rod Stewart plays on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, on Sunday, May 26th.

Are tickets still available?

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster. The promoters warn about buying tickets from unofficial sources, as Ticketmaster is the official and only legitimate ticket seller for this event. Remember to download your tickets from your Ticketmaster account to your iPhone wallet/Google Pay wallet in advance of show day. Screenshots or printouts of digital tickets will not be accepted, and do not wait until you arrive at the venue to download your ticket as network coverage may not be available.

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 5pm and last entry is 9.30pm.

The show starts at 7pm and is scheduled to finish at about 10.30pm.

Who are the support acts?

The Trinity Orchestra are scheduled to play before Stewart. They are said to have blown audiences away with sets at Forbidden Fruit, All Together Now and Electric Picnic.

How do I get there and home again?

It is worth noting that there is no parking at the venue and traffic restrictions will be in place on Military Road and Kilmainham Lane. The nearest public car park is Park Rite at 7 Queen Street, Dublin 7. Kilmainham is a residential area and all concert goers are asked to respect the local community – do not park illegally or in residential areas. There are a few options to get to the gig via public transport:

By Luas: Take the red line from The Point towards Saggart or Tallaght – or the other way around – and exit at Heuston Station which is a five-minute walk to the east gate entrance via Military Road.

By Bus: Buses 20, 123 and 13 stop at St James’s Hospital; buses 79 and 79A stop at Saint John’s Road West; and the 25A stops at Heuston Station.

By Train: Heuston station is a five-minute walk to the venue, check out timetables at

Fans must enter the concert grounds through the east gate on Military Road. There will be signage to direct people closer to the site.

What will he play?

This set list from his show at Arena Stožice in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on May 19th, might give a fair idea:

  • Addicted to Love
  • You Wear It Well
  • Infatuation
  • Love Train
  • Forever Young
  • Passion
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It
  • Having a Party
  • Maggie May
  • Young Turks
  • Downtown Train
  • I’m So Excited
  • People Get Ready
  • You’re in My Heart
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Lady Marmalade
  • It Takes Two
  • Some Guys Have All the Luck
  • Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
  • Sailing

What’s the story with security?

Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult aged 25 or over.

No large bags will be permitted, bags A4 size and smaller will be subject to security checks on entry, and those with no bags will be fast-tracked into the arena.

Items not permitted to be brought into the venue include (but are not exclusive to): glass or cans, alcohol, folding chairs, garden furniture, selfie sticks, megaphones, high vis clothing and flares.

Also, keep in mind that the Royal Hospital is a cashless venue.

Can I take photographs at the concert?

Unauthorised professional photography or use of professional photography/recording equipment is prohibited and zoom lenses, audio visual or cinematic devices will not be permitted on site.

What’s the weather forecast?

Sunday evening in Dublin is expected to be showery, with temperatures about 13 degrees for the duration of the concert. But as this is an outdoor event, be prepared for the unpredictability of Irish weather.

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