Heading to the Phoenix Park this weekend? Bring your wellies
If you’re heading to the Phoenix Park tonight or tomorrow night, you might want to dress accordingly because... there will be mud.
Some of the best gigs in Ireland this year have already or will be taking place at the Dublin venue this weekend, but unfortunately and all too predictably, the weather Gods have decided not to look too kindly upon thousands of Irish music lovers out for a good time.
The sun shone on Phoenix Park when the Stone Roses played a storming set on Thursday night, but thanks to what went before, conditions were more than a little muddy underfoot.
With the capital experiencing a deluge of rain yesterday, the situation has got worse and if the picture below is anything to go by, fans heading along to Swedish House Mafia tonight shouldn’t be expecting to be anywhere near sparking clean by the end of the set.
Pic via Twitter/Alan Dempsey
Ground crews have been working tirelessly in an effort to make conditions as favourable as possible for concertgoers, but promoters MCD were keen to warn patrons about the potential for muddy conditions and the need to dress accordingly.
A spokesman for MCD told the Irish Independent: "We have ground crews working 24 hours to make sure the ground is drained."
The weather is expected to pick up slightly between now and the time Snow Patrol and Florence and the Machine take to the stage tomorrow night with the forecast predicting scattered showers amidst the all too rare sunny spells and temperatures expected to be in the region of 12-20 degrees Celsius over the weekend.
Not ideal conditions obviously, but do you think a little bit of mud and dirt will affect the experience of the 90,000 fans expected at the Phoenix Park over the next two days?
We wouldn’t count on it.