Arcade Fire Malahide Castle Dublin concert information: stage times, setlist and everything you need to know

Arcade Fire return to Dublin this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking album ‘Funeral’.

The Canadian indie rock band will take the stage at Malahide Castle this Sunday (July 7) to perform “Funeral” in its entirety, giving fans the rare opportunity to see this groundbreaking work live from start to finish.

Arcade Fire will be joined by special guests Echo and the Bunnymen at Malahide Castle and we have all the important information you need ahead of the gig.

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A limited number of tickets are still available for Arcade Fire’s concert this Sunday at Malahide Castle through Ticketmaster. They cost €71.05 each.

Ticketmaster box office and guest list facilities are located opposite the arena entrance.

To avoid delays at the entrance, concertgoers are advised to download, print or save their ticket(s) before arriving at the concert. The organizers recommend saving the ticket(s) in the digital wallet of your mobile device. If you have purchased tickets for other concertgoers, it is recommended that you present their ticket to them before arriving at the entrance gate. Ticket checks will be carried out on the access routes.

Stage times

Gates open at 4pm on Sunday and ticket holders have been advised that early queuing or camping is strictly prohibited.

The Irish folk group Kila will kick off the event at 6:15 p.m. at Malahide Castle, with Echo & the Bunnymen expected on stage at 7:15 p.m.

Arcade Fire will then begin their set at 8:30pm and the show is expected to end around 10:45pm.

An MCD spokesperson said all times are subject to change and fans are advised to arrive at the venue on time.

List of sets

At Sunday’s show, Arcade Fire will perform the entire album “Funeral” as well as songs from their entire career.

Below you’ll find the setlist from the band’s recent performance in Milan, so fans can get an idea of ​​what to expect on Sunday.


  1. Neighborhood No. 1 (Tunnel)
  2. Neighborhood No. 2 (Laika)
  3. A year without light
  4. Neighborhood No. 3 (Power Outage)
  5. Neighborhood No. 4 (7 boilers)
  6. Crown of Love
  7. Wake up
  8. Haiti
  9. Rebellion (lies)
  10. On the back seat

Sentence 2:

  1. Age of Fear II (Rabbit Hole)
  2. Comfort for the creature
  3. reflector
  4. life after death
  5. My body is a cage
  6. The suburbs
  7. The Suburbs (continued)
  8. Sprawl II (Mountains behind Mountains)
  9. Everything now

How to get to Malahide Castle

According to concert organizer MCD, concertgoers are advised to use public transportation as traffic and parking delays are “unavoidable” on the day of the concert.

Remember to arrange and book your return journey in advance. Please note that pedestrians are only permitted to enter the park via the Hogans Gate entrance near Malahide DART station.

DART will provide train services to and from Malahide DART station for the concert, which is just a 10-minute walk from the venue entrance.

There will also be a direct coach service to and from Customs House Quay, Dublin 1, departing from Dublin Road after the concert. This is available on a one-way or return basis. You can book this service in advance or find out more at

In addition, there is parking for the concert via the Back Road at Malahide Castle.

Concertgoers arriving by car are advised to book their parking space in advance at

Malahide Castle is a 10 minute drive from Dublin Airport and a 25 minute drive from Dublin city centre. On show day, roads will be closed and a comprehensive traffic plan will be in place.

Please do not attempt to park illegally around Malahide Castle or in local residential areas as parking enforcement rules apply at the event and your vehicle may be clamped or towed.

Prohibited items

Bringing alcoholic beverages or other drinks onto the venue is not permitted. The exception is water and soft drinks in sealed plastic bottles with a capacity of up to 500 ml. Empty, reusable plastic bottles are permitted on the venue. There are drinking water points on site.

Other prohibited items include backpacks, large handbags, bags over A4 size, garden furniture, deck chairs, folding chairs or shooting sticks, umbrellas, selfie sticks, flares/fireworks, laser pens, megaphones/air horns, aerosols, spray cans, smoke and gas canisters, nitrous oxide and any associated equipment, glass, drones, professional cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras, audio recording devices. Unattended items will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

For health and safety reasons, camping/folding chairs/stools are strictly prohibited on site. Ticket holders are advised not to bring these items as they may result in security staff refusing entry.

Weather forecast

According to Met Eireann, there will be a mix of sunny spells and showers on Sunday, with some heavy or possibly thundery downpours likely in the afternoon and evening, and maximum temperatures ranging between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius in a light west to northwesterly or variable breeze.

The showers will become more isolated and will die down early Sunday evening. What remains is a predominantly dry night with clear spells and some patches of fog, with lows of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius and a light breeze from the northwest or variable wind conditions.

What else should I know?

Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian over 25 years of age who will take full responsibility and remain with them throughout the event. Strict age monitoring will be in place. Unaccompanied children under 16 will be refused entry without refund.

Malahide Castle is a greenfield site and access may require a lengthy walk. Concert-goers are advised to wear sturdy walking shoes or wellies. Sandals, flip-flops and high heels of any kind are strongly discouraged.

All bars in the venue will be cashless and there will be the option of contactless card payments. Card and cash payments will be accepted at the food stalls.

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