Rammstein at Dublin’s RDS: Stage times, set list, ticket availability, how to get there and more

Everything you need to know about the German heavy metal rock band’s concert this Sunday

German rock band Rammstein will play their first outdoor concert in Ireland ever, at the RDS this Sunday. Photograph: Elena Di Vincenzo/Archivio Elena di Vincenzo/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

German heavy metal rock band Rammstein take to the stage – which has been under construction since Wednesday morning – at the RDS Arena in Dublin on Sunday, June 23rd, as part of their European stadium 2024 tour. It is the band’s first concert in Ireland since 2012 and their first outdoor concert in Ireland ever, meaning they can bring their outdoor set-up to Dublin, which is said to be unique in nature, scale and quality.

More than 38,000 people are expected at the concert. About 8,500 fans are allowed in the “Feuerzone”, which is the standing area in front of the stage. Rammstein’s staging has been described as an industrial fortress. Fans from around the world have travelled to see them in Dublin.We have everything you need to know if you are heading to the concert.

When do they play?

The rock-industrial band play the RDS Arena in Dublin on Sunday, June 23rd.

What time should I arrive?

Doors will open at 5pm, and the show is scheduled to start at 7pm with Rammstein expected on stage about 8pm. The concert should be finished by 10.30pm.

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Who is the support act?

Abélard will open up for Rammstein. The French piano duo consists of Héloïse Hervouët and Emilie Aridon-Kociołek

How do I get there – and home again?

Public transport is the best way to get to the RDS. Leave plenty of time to get to and from the venue.

The RDS Arena is well serviced by public transport. Bus, rail, Dart and Luas services can all bring you within walking distance of the venue.

Your ticket should tell you which of the three routes you should take to enter the venue. The red route services the Feuerzone and Grandstand via Simmonscourt Road. The blue route services the Anglesea stand and pitch standing via Anglesea Road. The yellow route also services pitch standing and accessible entry via Merrion Road. Walk clockwise to find the entrance noted on your ticket, and allow ample time for travelling to and getting into the concert.

Coaches must park in the RDS ground via Shrewsbury Road and must not drop passengers at any other point.

RDS concert map

By Dart Lansdowne Road and Sandymount Dart stations are a 10- to 15-minute walk away, depending which entrance of the arena your gig ticket is for. If you’re coming by train from outside Dublin, change from your intercity service at Connolly or Pearse stations.

By Luas There is no direct route from the Luas to the RDS. However, the Luas connects at Connolly Station to the Dart system, which stops at both Lansdowne and Sandymount Dart stations, both of which are a short walk from the RDS.

The closest Luas stop is Ranelagh, which can be reached by taking the S2 bus from Merrion Road.

By bus Take Dublin Bus route 4, 7, 7a, 27X buses or take Go-Ahead Ireland buses 18 or S2.

There are also multiple routes serviced to and from the nearby Donnybrook Road, Bus Garage on the N11, which is only 10 minutes’ walking distance from the RDS. They are 46a, 145, 7b, 7d, 39a, 84x, 116 and 155.

For further information on local Dublin Bus routes, visit dublinbus.ie.

By car Parking is extremely limited around the RDS, which is in a residential area. Concert promoters have strongly encouraged fans to use public transport. If driving is your only option, there are car parks around the city centre near transport links that can take you the rest of the way. Cars parked illegally could be towed.

There is a limited amount of special needs parking in the RDS Arena, available via Aiken Promotions.

Parking restrictions and road closures will be on An Garda Síochána’s website.

Be aware while both entering and leaving the concert that the concert is on in a residential area, so behave appropriately.

What set list will they play?

Going by the band’s recent concert in France, here is a taste of what fans can expect on Sunday:

  • Ramm 4
  • Links 2-3-4
  • Keine Lust
  • Sehnsucht
  • Asche zu Asche
  • Mein Herz brennt
  • Puppe
  • Wiener Blut
  • Zeit
  • Deutschland
  • Radio
  • Mein Teil
  • Du hast
  • Sonne

Encore:

  • Engel (with Abelard) (Piano version; performed on B-stage)
  • Ausländer
  • Du riechst so gut
  • Pussy
  • Ich will

Encore 2:

  • Rammstein
  • Adieu
Are there any tickets left?

Tickets were sold out on Ticketmaster.ie on Friday, although there are some for resale. Buy tickets from accredited sources only – for this concert those sources are Ticketmaster and Eventim.

Remember to download your tickets from your Ticketmaster account to your iPhone wallet or Google Pay wallet in advance of show day, and have it ready for scanning – with your brightness fully turned up – as you approach the entrances.

What’s the story with security?

Prohibited items include flag poles, selfie sticks and sticks for banners. Umbrellas, bottles, glass vessels, cans, flasks, flares, laser devices, prams/push chairs, inflatable and folding chairs are also prohibited. Concertgoers are advised not bring a bag unless it is necessary and the bag must be under A4 size. People without bags will be fast-tracked, and there are no storage facilities on-site.

Once you leave the venue on the show day, re-entry will not be possible.

Anyone under six years old is not allowed into the concert, and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, but must be in the seating area only. Under-16s are not permitted in any standing areas or the Feuerzone.

Mosh pits will be monitored by an experienced team, and attendees are encouraged to be aware of their own personal safety before, during and after the event.

Can I take photographs at the concert?

Yes, but only with a smartphone or small digital camera (only 35mm cameras will be permitted). Cameras with detachable lenses, professional cameras and recording devices are not allowed.

What’s the weather forecast?

At the time of writing, weather is expected to be dry and fairly sunny with a few clouds on Sunday, with temperatures forecast to be between 13-18 degrees.

However, such is the unpredictability of Irish weather, concertgoers are encouraged to prepare for all conditions as this is an outdoor show. Think sun cream, layers, boots and the like. Dress accordingly and in the event of adverse weather conditions, bring a rain mac or disposable raincoat/poncho. But remember – no umbrellas.