Ed Sheeran warms up for Croker and Cork shows with a gig at a local pub
Singer after being spotted in a pub in Dublin on Easter Monday Ed Sheeran played the first of his Irish gigs on Whelan’s last night.
The pop superstar is set to play another intimate gig on Vicar Street tonight ahead of his two stadium concerts at Croke Park this Saturday and Sunday.
He will then move to Cork next week for two gigs at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before playing two more shows at Thomond Park, Limerick on May 5th and 6th.
This weekend’s concerts at Croke Park will be the first full-capacity concerts the stadium has hosted since 2019.
It has been announced that Ed Sheeran will be taking the stage at 8pm for his shows at Croke Park. However, organizers encourage ticket holders to arrive early at the stadium to enjoy the atmosphere and support acts, with doors opening at 4pm.
There will be two support acts this evening including one of our very own Limerick rapper Denise Chaila.
British singer-songwriter Maisie Peters will also take the stage before Sheeran.
Tickets are still available for the British singer’s Croke Park dates this weekend.
Since the stadium has a capacity of more than 80,000 spectators, An Garda Síochána said a comprehensive policing plan has been put in place to create a safe environment for concert-goers and to minimize disruption to local residents.
Tony McGuinness, head of stadium operations and events at Croke Park, said he was delighted the venue would be hosting its first full capacity concert since 2019 this weekend.
“Arrive early and soak up the atmosphere,” he said, encouraging people to enjoy themselves but also “respect the area as if it were your own.”
Organizers have reminded concert-goers that only bags smaller than A4 size will be allowed into the stadium.
Tickets are only available digitally, so all attendees should ensure their phones are sufficiently charged.
People who want to use a ticket that a friend or family member bought them can do so.
The person who bought the ticket just needs to go to Ticketmaster’s website (Ticketmaster.ie) and give the details to the person attending the gig.
Participants are strongly advised to use public transport to get to the event as there is a very limited number of parking spaces.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ed-sheeran-warms-up-for-croker-and-cork-shows-with-local-pub-gig-41568246.html Ed Sheeran warms up for Croker and Cork shows with a gig at a local pub