Due to last night’s horrific terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, leaving 22 dead, Guns N’ Roses have upped their security for their scheduled concert in Ireland this weekend. The sold-out event on Saturday (27) at the Slane Castle is expected to have 83,000 fans in attendance, marking the band’s first appearance at this venue since 1992. According to The Irish Sun, there will be over 400 police and 1,200 security team members patrolling the area as well as doctors, medical teams and an on-site hospital.
A garda spokesman stated:
“An Garda Siochana will have over 400 members on duty, including specialist units, who will be supported by an additional 1,200 security/stewards provided by licensed security companies together with a full complement of doctors and medical teams, including an on-site hospital along with five first aid posts.
The Event Control Management Team overseeing this event have over 25 years experience within their fields of expertise.
Please co-operate fully with gardai and stewards and follow any loudspeaker announcements as this will help ensure the safety and enjoyment for all concerned.”
As much as shows are an escape from our everyday lives, we should never take anything for granted. Next time you go to a show, make sure to thank security and look out for each other.