Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds takes place on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, 15 minutes form Dublin City Centre. See more at:


21:00 - 22:30 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

19:00 - 20:15 - Patti Smith & Her Band

17:45 - 18:15 - Whenyoung

17:00PM - Gates Open 

Last Entry to the show 21:30PM.


PLEASE NOTE - No large bags will be permitted to the concert site. Bags A4 size & smaller will be subject to security checks on entry. Those with no bags will be fast tracked into the arena.

This is a fully standing show & will happen rain or shine. No umbrellas are allowed into the concert venue & we encourage everyone to dress according to the weather. There will be a selection of food vendors and bars available for your convenience.


Opening 2 Hours before gates & Closing at 9.30pm.


Closes strictly at 9pm each day

Pedestrian access is via East Gate, Military Road only.

There is no parking at the venue. Traffic Restrictions will be in place on Military Road and Kilmainham Lane. The nearest public car park is Park Rite Parking Lot at 7 Queen Street, Dublin 7

From the West: Off N4 towards Heuston Station
From the North: Off M1 towards Heuston Station
From the South: Off N7 towards Heuston Station



Route No 40, No 123, No 13 (every 10-15 min on Friday and Saturday, 20-30 min on Sunday)
form Upper O'Connell Street / College Green
take bus 40 towards Liffey Valley
take bus 123 towards Walkinstown
take bus 13 towards Grange Castle
go out on Saint James Hospital bus stop

Please check timetables here: No 40 / No 123 / No13

Route No 79 / 79A (aproxx every 15-20 min Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
form city centar Aston Quey, Temple Bar
take bus 79 towards Spiddal Pk
go out on Saint John's Road West stop
Please check timetables here: No 79 / 79A

Route No 25A (every 10 min on Friday, 20 min on Saturday, 30 min on Sunday)
form city centar Wellington Quay, Temple Bar
take bus 25A towards Lucan S.C.
go Outside Heuston Train Station

Please check timetable here: No 25A

From Palmerston towards Kilmainham take routes 25A or 66A
Please check timetables here:  25A /  66A


From Celsbridge go to Heuston Station; 5 minute walk from Heuston Station.

From Maynoth go to Connolly Station
From Greystone go to Connolly Station.
From Balbriggan go to Connolly Station.
From Connolly take LUAS Red Line towards Saggart to Heuston Station.

Please check timetables here: DART

Take Red Line from The Point towards Saggart, exit to Heuston Station and it is 5 minute walk to East Gate entrance via Military Road.
Please check timetable here: Luas

Vehicles with a mobility impaired badge will be permitted to approach the concerts from James Street and Bow Lane where they will be directed via Military Road to the East Gate and from there to the Mobility Impaired Car Park.
Display of mobility impaired parking sticker in a visible position is necessary.
Note: After show vehicles will be held until vehicle curfew is tipped (approximately 30 minutes).


  • Dress appropriately for the weather. The festival takes place outdoors on the grounds (grass lawns) of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.  No Large Umbrellas.

  • Bar and catering facilities are available; photo ID may be requested for sale of alcohol. Bulmers & POD ask you to drink sensibly.

  • Please be respectful of the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the locality of Kilmainham which is a residential area.


  • No liquids

  • No illegal drugs

  • No fireworks

  • No drones

  • No professional recording equipment

  • No pets

  • No smoking in enclosed spaces

  • No parking at the venue

  • No re-entry

  • No Flags

  • No Banners

  • No Umbrellas

WARNING! Urinating inside and outside the event premises is Public Order Offence. Person's seen urinating in public will be permanently removed from grounds without warning and will be prosecuted.

NOTE - No large bags will be permitted to the concert site. Bags A4 size & smaller will be subject to security checks on entry. Those with no bags will be fast tracked into the arena.