Live at Botanic Gardens Belfast line-up, gate and stage times, parking and ticket information

-Credit: (Image: Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live)
-Credit: (Image: Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live)

Festival season has kicked off in Northern Ireland.

Live in the Botanic Gardens is back and a number of big-name acts are playing in one of the most beautiful locations in the city once again.

With the opening night on Friday, we've put together this handy guide to ensure you can plan ahead accordingly.

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Who's playing at Live at Botanic Gardens?

Van Morrison -Credit:Getty Images
Van Morrison -Credit:Getty Images
  • Brett Young 24th & 25th May

  • Van Morrison 26th May

  • Status Quo 28th May

  • Rend Collective 29th May

  • The Classical 1st June

  • Christy Moore 2nd June

What time does gates open for Live at Botanic Gardens?

Gates open at 6.30 pm. It is reported Brett Young support act will take the stage at 7.30pm.

The estimated finish time is before curfew at 11pm.

No type of seating will be allowed inside the venue as these are prohibited items because they pose a health and safety risk.

Please refrain from bringing any fold up seating, inflatables or any form of temporary seating as you will not be allowed enter the venue with them.

Where can I get tickets for Live at Botanic Gardens Belfast?

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide and via their website.

Ticketmaster is the official ticket seller for this event.

If you have any queries regarding your tickets, contact Ticketmaster and they will be able to assist you.

Where are the entry points located at Botanic Gardens?

Crowds enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Belfast's Botanic Gardens -Credit:Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live
Crowds enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Belfast's Botanic Gardens -Credit:Justin Kernoghan/ Belfast Live

Entry to the Venue is via the following entrances ONLY to the Botanic Gardens:

  • Malone Road- Box Office for sales and ticket pick up located at this entrance.

  • Queens Library, Botanic Avenue (Wheelchair Accessible Entrance)

Where's the best place to park for Live at Botanic Gardens?

There is no free parking available in the immediate vicinity of the venue.

Pay particular attention to on-street parking signs such as pay & display and do not park in restricted or “no parking” areas as a robust parking enforcement operation will be in place.

Promoters would strongly advise that patrons park with a view to ease of leaving the city at the end of the concert- This generally means using car parks in the city centre or on the outer perimeter and walking to the venue or using public transport.

As traffic and parking delays are inevitable please allow plenty of time to get to the venue, patrons are strongly advised to use public transport or car pool.

24-hour city centre car parks are available. Please click here for more information.

How to get to the Botanic Gardens Belfast

The venue is well served by public transport – Bus & Rail will bring you less than a 5-minute walk to the venue and details are available at

Metro Corridor 7 and 8 services will drop you close to the entrance of Botanic Gardens, and Botanic Train Station is a 5-minute walk away.

To plan your travel to and from your concert at Live at Botanic Gardens Please use the Journey Planner available on the Translink website.

Will there be designated parking for disabled guests?

Parking for Wheelchair Accessible Ticket holders will be in the Queens Library Car Park off Botanic Ave. Presenting your Wheelchair Accessible Ticket for the concert will grant you access to this Car Park.

The parking in Queens Library Car Park is reserved for disabled patrons only. However, please as space is limited, ‘Blue Badges’ will not gain entry to this area – the parking at Queens Library will only be available to Wheelchair Accessible Ticket Holders.

What bars are near the Botanic Gardens?

The Jeggy Nettle bar
The Jeggy Nettle -Credit:The Jeggy Nettle/ Instagram
  • The Botanic Inn

  • The Hatfield

  • The Parlour

  • House Belfast

  • The Rose and Crown

  • The Jeggy Nettle

  • Town Square

Additional ticketing information

Standing Tickets are the only tickets on sale. There is no provision for seating at any event. Tickets for some events are still available and can be purchased from Ticketmaster is the official ticket seller for this event. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a person 18+, no under 5s allowed.

Beware of bogus ticket sellers & tour operators. Do not buy tickets from unofficial sources (including websites).

The Botanic Gardens is located in a residential area; early queuing is not permitted in the streets around the venue.

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