Get in formation: All you need to know for Beyoncé’s Saturday night show
What time is Beyoncé on at Croke Park? What tunes will she play? Is it sold out? Here’s what you need to know
Beyoncé onstage during the Formation World Tour at the Rose Bowl in May in Pasadena, California. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Don’t have a ticket? Not to worry. Unusually for shows of this scale there were still tickets available from from Ticketmaster on Friday evening.
What time is Beyoncé on at?
The gates open at 5.30pm, for those with standing tickets who are looking to get near the front. Bear in mind though that the pits at the front are sold as more expensive, Gold circle areas.
Support acts for this one are Chloe x Halle, a You Tube sensation from Atlanta, and Ingrid, from Beyoncé’s hometown of Houston. Their shows start at 7.30pm. Expect the main attraction at 8.30pm with the concert set to run until 11pm.
What tunes will she play?
According to the info on Setlist.fm, she’s packing in 30-plus tracks, with plenty from Lemonade and then a wide-ranging run through the back catalogue.
Under 14s are not allowed on the standing area pitch, and all under 16s have to be accompanied by a parent of guardian. If said parent or guardian makes a show of you by singing along to every single word, unfortunately there is no legal recourse. Morto for you.
Ipads and umbrellas have also been banned from. Don’t be blocking our views. Look with your eyes, not your screens. Also, no flags, banners, seats, laser pointers, glowsticks, alcohol, selfie sticks, cameras with more than 1” lens, audio-recording devices or doses.
Getting there and home
There will be additional capacity on the Dart and Commuter rail services with added late-night services to Greystones, Howth and Maynooth after the concert (later trains to Maynooth will leave directly from Drumcondra station and not Connolly Station). There will also be added late-night services to Galway, Limerick and Cork. See irishrail.ie.
If you do drive, there is concert parking for €5 at selected Park Rite car parks. Bring your concert ticket to the car park office or pre-book online at parkrite.com.
Is it going to be any good though?
Spoiler alert – The Guardian reckoned the show last Sunday in Cardiff was “ferocious and flawless”. The set-up also sounds epic in scope and ambition. And the Scottish newspapers are tripping over themselves with plaudits after last night’s performance in Glasgow, even if a row did break out in the crowd.
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