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Everything You Need To Know: Spice Girls Croke Park 2019


11:29 24 May 2019

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The Spice Girls are back!

The Spice Girls kick off their reunion world tour at Croke Park tonight.

Their Dublin show will mark the first performance from the girl group since the 2012 Olympic Games.

If you're heading to the gig, we have everything you need to know from stage times and transport to bag checks and ID below!

Stage times

Doors open at 6pm with Jess Glynne kicking off as support act from 7pm.

We strongly suggest you arrive early as the queues are going to be massive.

The girls are expected to take to the stage at 8:15pm for a two hour set.

There are no re-admissions to the concert so once you're in, you're in.


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Are there tickets available?

Over 75,000 fans are expected to attend the concert with tickets currently sold out.

Gardaí are advising fans to be careful when buying tickets at this stage.

Some are being sold at unfair prices, while others are scams.

Make sure you're only buying from credible sources.

Security and bag checks

There will be strict security checks in operation at the gig so make sure you travel lightly.

Backpacks and large handbags are not permitted. Your bag should be no bigger than A4 size.

Your clothing and bags will be searched on arrival, so give yourself plenty of time to queue.

It's believed Gardaí will have around 150 personnel in and around Croke Park.

In addition to this, they'll security staff will also be helping out.

According to the Croke Park website, here's a list of all prohibited items:

  • Animals (Other than registered guide or hearing dogs)
  • Alcohol
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Audio recorders
  • Backpacks/ Large bags /Waist packs
  • Banners with poles or poles of any kind
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Cameras with detachable lens or recording equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Chinese or sky lanterns
  • Cooler boxes or large containers
  • Crash helmets, or protective headwear, Body-Armor or protective clothing
  • Deckchairs
  • Drumsticks
  • Excessive amounts of batteries, wire, cables or electronical component
  • Fireworks and Flares
  • Flagpoles
  • Garden furniture, Fold up chairs or shooting sticks
  • Glass
  • Glow sticks
  • Go Pros
  • Illegal substances/ illegal merchandise of any description
  • iPads
  • Large umbrellas
  • Large chains, Spiked bracelets or wallet chains
  • Large flags, Placards or posters (Inc Sticks)
  • Light-Sabres
  • Lasers/Laser pens or torches
  • Led headbands, wristbands, Glow sticks or light emitting objects of any kind (except mobile/cell phones)
  • Liquids – No liquids are permitted other than sealed water less than 500ml I allowed (Caps will be removed)
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smoke canisters
  • Sound systems
  • Spray cans
  • Tridents
  • Un-Authorized professional film or video equipment


You'll be happy to know it's actually a pretty good night for a gig in Croke Park.

According to Met Éireann, 'Any evening showers will clear quickly to leave it dry overnight with clear spells.'

'Minimum temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in light breezes.'


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MCD encourage all fans to, 'walk, bike, or use public transportation to the show, But if you must drive, please carpool.'

If you do drive, it's important to know that there are no parking facilities available locally.

You can however, use car parks in the city centre.

Also, it's National Slow Down Day so... slow down!

Here's a list of the car parks nearby:

  • Clonliffe College
  • Q-Park Clerys, Marlborough St., Dublin 1
  • Mater Hospital Car Park
  • Park Rite Parnell
  • Park Rite Irish life
  • Park Rite IFSC
  • Park Rite Fleet Street
  • Park Rite Arnott’s

There will be a system of coloured routes to help fans find their way to the correct entrances.

Hogan stand via Jones road and Russell street – Blue route

Cusack stand via St James avenue and Foster terrace – Red route

Davin stand via St Margaret’s terrace – Yellow route 

Pitch A via Josephs avenue – Green route

Pitch B, Pitch C & Gold Circle Via St James avenue and Foster Terrace - Red route


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Age restrictions

Under 14’s are not allowed on the pitch either accompanied or unaccompanied.

All Under 16’s attending the concert must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.

Guardians must remain with under 16’s and take full responsibility for them throughout the event.


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Do you need ID?

While you may not be asked for ID, we do advise to bring it with you just in case.

The organisers say, 'If there is doubt whether a minor qualifies for age restrictions set out, proof of age may be requested.'

'It is the responsibility of the adult accompanying the minor to be able to satisfy staff that the minor is the age they say.'

Food and drink

You're not allowed bring your own food into the venue however, if you have any dietary requirements, we suggest you email

Otherwise, there will be a wide range of food and beverages available to purchase. ATM's will be available at the event.

However, if you're buying alcohol - you will need ID.

We've pretty much covered everything. Now, go and spice up your life!

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