Heineken Big Top at GIAF18

27 June 2018

Check out this video for a sneak peek of music coming to the Heineken Big Top!

Galway will be the destination for artists across the musical spectrum, with acts such as The Flaming Lips, Madness, Caribou, 2FM Live with Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra, Amadou & Mariam, the RTE Concert Orchestra Festival Proms, Kodaline, Walking on Cars and Gavin James headline the biggest line-up to date at the Heineken Big Top. Click here for tickets and more.

Don't forget to do your Concert Checklist before heading to the gig!

  • The gates for every gig open at 7pm, be sure to arrive promptly. All events will end by 11pm.
  • Be sure to bring your physical tickets, email confirmation won't be enough. If you haven't collected your tickets yet, they can be collected from the venue.
  • Bear in mind the Heineken Big Top is an outdoor venue, and Galway's weather can be changeable, so dress accordingly! (Keep the stilettos in the bag until after the gig!)
  • Under 16s can attend events in the Heineken Big Top, but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Parking: Car parking is available in nearby city car parks. The nearest car park is in Cathedal Square near the Galway Cathedral, which is walking distance from Fisheries Field. This car park is open day and night, usual parking fees apply up to 18:30. Please note: that the Cathedral's car park on the grounds of the Cathedral across from the Heineken Big Top venue closes at 18.45 sharp. The Festival is not affilliated with the car park, and to release your car after this time costs €20 on top of the fee you paid. If you park your car inside this car park before any Heineken Big Top gig, you will be charged an extra €20 at the barrier when exiting the car park.
  • Geeting there: Don't miss out on an exclusive 50% discount for MyTaxi and you'll never be late to the show! Arrive on time and in style using the exclusive code GIAF18 and receive 50% off your next journey. Full details here.
  • The Heineken Big Top is wheelchair accessible.
  • There will be a range of refreshments as well as official merchandise available on site.
  • Enjoy the show!