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28th Oct 2017

Metropolis: Top tips and what to expect this weekend

The countdown is on!

Heading along?

With only hours to go, Metropolis 2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest festivals this season.

if you were one of the lucky ones who nabbed themselves a ticket for this bank holiday weekend, here is the low down on everything you need to know before even setting foot in the RDS… you can thank us later.


The line-up this year is pretty incredible, despite TLC having to pull out *sigh*, the replacement of acts has certainly helped ease the pain and we are beyond excited.

Plan ahead this weekend and check out the acts headlining each day here, to make sure you don’t miss your favourite artist taking to the stage.


The festival features four stages. 

  1. Main Stage
  2. Warehouse Stage
  3. Red Bull Music Academy
  4. Bulmers Live Stage

All the stages are in close proximity and indoors making it superb for our current sh*tty weather. The main stage is located in the middle making it an ideal navigation point for you and your mates too.

Getting To The Venue

If you are travelling by the DART get off at Sandymount stop and the RDS/entrance to the festival is only a five minute walk away.

Travelling by Dublin Bus? RDS is serviced by Dublin Bus routes 4, 7,7a roughly every 5 minutes from this stop and the trip takes 15 minutes. This stops outside the festival entrance on merrion road.

Taxi? There will be a dedicated Taxi Rank situated on Anglesea Road by the festival.

Want to walk? The festival grounds is a 20 minute walk from Dublin City Centre.

Driving? Although limited parking is available, it is an option if desired, and in the Simmonscourt area of the RDS, you can park for €6 per day.

Tips and Tricks

The festival opens at 4:00pm on Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday.

Last entry to the festival for both days is at 22:15pm.

You must be over 18 and you need to bring ID. You will be checked entering the festival.

Once you enter with a day ticket, you cannot leave. No re-entry is permitted.

Strictly no schoolbags.

No smoking inside the arenas.

Children are not allowed attend this event, even with a guardian.

You can buy cigarettes onsite.

There is an ATM available.

There is wifi available.

No drink or food is permitted into the festival.

And lastly, this goes without saying… take care of yourself and your mates and have a blast.