3Arena issue backpack ban ahead of tonight's Shawn Mendes concert
Due to increased security measures, a number of items have been banned from tonight's Shawn Mendes gig in the 3Arena.
It was announced on Monday that there would be updated security measures in place for the gig.
In a statement, the 3Arena said:
- Backpacks, larger purses or bags are not allowed; only purses or clutches measuring 4.5in/11.4cm x 6.5in/16.51cm or smaller will be allowed.
- A full body pat down search and/or metal detector search will take place prior to venue entry.
- Pocket contents will need to be completely emptied and viewed during the search process.
- We encourage patrons to minimize jackets and additional layers when possible.
They also stated that fans should arrive in plenty of time to the venue in order to go through the necessary security checks for entering the gig.
"There will be strict security procedures at the venue," management at the 3Arena said. "Due to these security checks it will understandably take longer for customers to gain entry into the venue.
"Please expect to queue for over an hour to get into the venue. We will do our utmost to get everyone into the venue before 8.30pm however please arrive as close to 6.30pm as possible."
Mendes is playing for one night only in the 3Arena and is spending his time trying out some of the local
Doors for tonight's gig open at 6.30pm with James TW on stage at 7.30pm. Shawn Mendes is expected to be on stage at 8.30pm.