All the details as tickets for Ireland's first pilot concert to go on sale later today
Tickets for the standing gig at Iveagh Gardens on 10 June will start at just €25 a pop - and Covid-19 tests will not be required.
Tickets for Ireland's first pilot event are set to go on sale at 10am on Thursday (3 June) as 500 people will be allowed to attend a James Vincent McMorrow and Sorcha Richardson concert at the Iveagh Gardens next week (10 June).
The event organised by the National Concert Hall (NCH) will be an all-standing gig - in pods of four people.
The NCH has implemented a range of control measures to ensure the protection and safety of performing artists, staff, and customers.
All tickets must be purchased in advance of the concert and can be purchased through www.nch.ie only, as no tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the day.
Tickets must be pre-printed at home or can be presented on a mobile device for admission as ticket collection will not be available on the day.
A contact name and number will be required from all ticket holders to assist with contact tracing in the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19. This will be collected at the time of purchasing your ticket. Prior to gaining admittance to the venue, these details will be checked and confirmed.
Once purchased, tickets are non-transferable, and unlike many UK test events, PCR and Antigen Testing will not be a requirement for the event.
The NCH are asking people who have any symptoms of the Covid-19 virus 14 days prior to the event to not attend the gig.
They are also advising those in “At Risk” categories to seek and follow any medical advice before attending.
Socially distanced queuing systems will be in place for services and facilities on site on the day and people will be asked to queue in a socially distanced manner until you are brought to your pod within the standing area by an NCH staff member.
Each pod is exclusive to the group in each booking - to a maximum of FOUR people. All ticket holders will be required to follow current safe-distancing guidelines of two metres as set out by the National Public Health Emergency Team.
Patrons are requested to wear masks at all times other than when they are in their pods and use the hand-sanitising units which are readily available throughout the event site.
Access to the venue will be from 5.30pm but admittance will be on a staggered basis and you will be given a specific time of arrival which you should adhere to.
Guest artist Sorcha Richardson will perform at 7pm. Meanwhile, James Vincent McMorrow will take the stage at approximately 8pm. The performance will finish at approximately 9.15pm.
However, if you don't manage to get your hands on a ticket, there's no need to be too disappointed as the government will be trialling a number of other events throughout the summer, including a number of sport matches, concerts, and comedy gigs.
You can check out the full details of what you can expect from the various events here.