Kings of Leon at Marlay Park: Stage times, set list, ticket availability, how to get there and more

Everything you need to know about the Nashville rock band’s Dublin concert on Saturday, July 6th

Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon. The band play Marlay Park on Saturday, July 6th. Photograph: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Since their debut in 2003, four-piece Kings of Leon have released eight albums, and sold more than 20 million albums and nearly 40 million singles worldwide. The band have three Grammy Awards, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. They have toured all over the world playing at stadiums and arenas, and have headlined major festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Reading and Leeds. The band’s biggest hits include Sex On Fire, Use Somebody and Closer.

So if you are heading to Marlay Park to see Kings of Leon, keep reading to find out everything you need to know.

When do they play?

Kings of Leon play Marlay Park on Saturday, July 6th.

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 4pm and the concert is scheduled to start at 5.30pm.

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Who is the support act?

There are two support acts to look forward to at the gig. Cardinals will kick things off at 5.30pm, followed by The War on Drugs at 6.30pm before Kings of Leon take to the stage at 8.15pm.

Are there any tickets left?

Yes, there are currently some tickets available from Ticketmaster.ie. Buy tickets from official sources only.

How do I get there and home again?
Map of Marly Park concert venue, 2024
A map of the Marlay Park venue

Concertgoers have been asked to allow at least an extra three hours of 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 the grounds of Marlay Park. For information on where and when to get a bus, visit evntz.ie. Marathon is operating a bus service from Earlsfort Terrace in the city centre direct to the concert grounds; visit marathongroup.ie.

By Luas: Take the Luas green line from the city centre to Dundrum or Balally, both of which are a 35-minute walk to Marlay Park. A shuttle bus from Dundrum Luas station to Marlay Park will run every 30 minutes from 3.30pm, and tickets can be purchased from Marathon here. A joint ticket for Dundrum Town Centre parking and the shuttle bus 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. The car park entrance is located on College Road and is accessed via Whitechurch Road. Only those who have pre-booked can park there. The organisers recommend the SuperValu car park on Ballinteer 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 and it is not recommended that passengers use rickshaws.

Concertgoers have been asked not attempt to park illegally in areas surrounding Marlay Park, in local estates or outside local residences. Parking enforcement rules will be in operation and vehicles will be clamped or towed.

What will they play?

Here is what the band played at their recent show in London’s Hyde Park:

  • Ballerina Radio
  • On Call
  • The Bucket
  • Taper Jean Girl (tour debut)
  • Manhattan
  • Revelry
  • Nothing to Do
  • My Party
  • Sex on Fire
  • Don’t Stop the Bleeding
  • Comeback Story
  • Pyro
  • Mustang
  • Molly’s Chambers
  • Milk
  • Fans
  • Back Down South
  • Nowhere to Run
  • King of the Rodeo
  • Wait for Me
  • Split Screen
  • The Bandit
  • Find Me
  • Closer
  • Seen
Encore
  • Rainbow Ball
  • Waste a Moment
  • Cold Desert (tour debut)
  • Use Somebody
What’s the story with security?

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult over 25; 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; 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, drones, laser pens, aerosols, smoke and gas canisters, nitrous oxide and any associated equipment, flares, glasses, or cans, among other items, will be allowed into the event. There is no readmission to the concert, so once you leave there’s no getting back in.

It is also important to note that there may be strobe lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics used at the gig, and no overnight or early queuing is allowed.

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?

At the time of writing, Saturday afternoon and evening is expected to be dry with rain in the morning time. The sun should peek out that evening with temperatures expected to be between 9 and 17 degrees.

But dress appropriately for all weather as Marlay Park is an outdoor venue – think wellies, boots or runners, layers, raincoats/ponchos and sun cream, but remember, no umbrellas.

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