You can buy tickets for buses to & from Life 18 from Marathon Travel by clicking here.
Buses leave from Custom House Quay

Buses to Life

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Opens Friday 12pm for weekend early bird ticket holders. Closes midday on the Monday.

Banned Campsite Items

Aerosols over 250ml, air horns & megaphones, gas canisters of any size (including nitrous oxide), any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, Chinese lanterns, disposable BBQs & permitted cooking stoves, green heat base camp cooker, solid fuel stoves, firelighters & firelighter stoves, disposable BBQs, methylated & “trangia” spirit stoves, fireworks & flares, fitted gas canisters/cylinders in campervans & generators, glass bottles & jars, illegal substances & legal/herbal highs, petrol burners, portable laser equipment & pens, professional cameras & video/audio equipment, sound systems, unofficial tabards & reflective jackets.

There will be no receipts issued for any confiscated/surrendered items. You may be searched at the entrances & upon exit from the festival site. Your alcohol allocation must be brought into the festival at time of first entry only. If you leave the festival grounds alcohol will not be permitted on re-entry.

Sunday Ticket Holders are not allowed to bring any alcohol or liquids of any kind on site.

Ensure you know where your nearest emergency exits are. Follow any instructions given by stewards, security & police. Move away from any dangerous/antisocial behaviour. Notify security if you see any antisocial behaviour. Move to where there is more space if you see a crowd surge occur.  Ask for help if you need it and help others, especially if someone falls. Stay calm - if you're in distress, ask to be taken to the welfare tent. Look after yourself and those around you, even people you don't know. If you suspect somebody is unwell take them to a first aid tent. If they are not responding please alert a steward immediately who will call for the necessary help. Please don't attempt to move them as you may do more harm than good. If you need to take medication regularly remember to bring it and let your friends know of any illness or allergies you may have and where your medication is stored. If you need any assistance throughout the festival the Welfare tent will be open 24 hours a day. Please familiarise yourself with its location.

Banned Items:

Chairs – folding chairs are okay for the campsites but must not be bought into the arena. 
Pets – They are not permitted at Life Festival, except guide dogs for the blind & deaf. 
Air Horns – They are not permitted, for the sanity of those around you. 
Fireworks – They are illegal. Any fireworks found on entry search & thereafter will be confiscated. 
Candles – They're not permitted, for your safety. Bring a torch and a good supply of batteries. 
Glass – Please only use plastic containers. 
Camping Stoves – They are not permitted
Chinese Style Lanterns – They're not permitted due to the number of trees and possible dry weather. 

Do not bring anything that could be interpreted as an offensive weapon, i.e. a multi purpose style tool that contains a knife, mallet, etc as they will be confiscated & held at Festival Welfare.

Illegal Substances – It is a condition of entry on our licence that you allow yourself & your belongings to be searched by the Police or Security. They will carry out random searches when you are entering the festival campsite & arena. Do not attempt to bring in illegal substances as you stand a very real chance of being caught. 

We do not condone the use of drugs but please remember that unfamiliar surroundings & large crowds are not the place to experiment with drugs or alcohol. If you see somebody who appears to be having a bad time, please alert a Steward who will seek help. Do not assume that they need water. We have trained drug advisors on site who will help, as well as full medical facilities. 

Further information can be obtained from the 24 hour National Drugs Helpline on or calling 1800 459 459



There are toilets in the camp sites & the arena that are cleaned & emptied throughout the weekend. Please help us by keeping them clean; it will be mutually beneficial. Always wash your hands after using the toilets. Please do not use the surrounding woods or bushes, as if you are found doing so you may be ejected from the event & your wristband will be confiscated.

Rubbish & Recycling

There are plenty of bins provided which are emptied during the weekend. Bin bags are provided in the campsites. There are recycling areas within the campsites & bags provided, please use these facilities & help us help the environment. Look out for Every Can Counts where you can get your cans recycled, have fun & win prizes.

Alcohol Policy

Your alcohol allocation must be brought into the festival at time of first entry only. If you leave the festival grounds alcohol will not be permitted on re-entry. 
Sunday ticket holders are not allowed to bring any alcohol or liquids of any kind on site. Alcohol is limited to 24 cans & 2 litres (no glass) per person.
Alcohol will be allowed into the main arena when the bars close each night.

Life 18 Opening

Opens on the Friday at midday for weekend early bird ticket holders & closes midday on the Monday.

There will be a number of food stalls in the campsite & the main arena with a selection of food including vegan & veggie options. There will also be a number of bars around the festival site selling cocktails wine, mainstream & craft beers

Food & Drinks

The Main Stage, & other tented structures have a set capacity that by law we cannot exceed. If there is a particular artist you want to see you should check their performance time & ensure you are there early, as we cannot guarantee admittance to these areas. Closed-off structures will not be re-opened until after the band has finished. If you cannot get access we recommend you go & enjoy a band at an alternative stage. Crowd surfing & moshing are dangerous to yourself & those around you & you risk being ejected from the festival site without a refund.

Crowd Control

If you don't need it don't bring it! Carry money, credit cards, mobile phones, cameras, etc. with you at all times. Don't assume that you've hidden it well in your tent. We work closely with the Garda & security to try to alleviate the problems. There is a lock-up facility based in the festival for your use. Mark your property with your name & postcode only, thieves don't want marked property & it will significantly reduce the risk of items being stolen. Tag your keys with your phone number & a friends address. We find many keys after the event & if marked we can contact you.
Leave your tent untidy. Don't make it easy for thieves to grab a bag with everything in it. When asleep, hide your money, etc. carefully & don't put everything together. Too much alcohol can make you sleep heavily & you may not hear somebody entering your tent. If you see anybody acting suspiciously anywhere in the festival site please alert a security person, stewards or the Garda. If you think you've had an item stolen go to the welfare tent as it may have been handed in before reporting it to the Guards.



Prices for parking at Life 18 are as follows:

Arriving Friday: €20
Saturday €15
Sunday €10

The purpose of the Parking Regulation is to set the terms and conditions of parking, to ensure clear responsibilities for both parties, the operator of the car park and the driver of the parking vehicle. These regulations are valid within the premises enclosed for parking.

The agreement is set between the operator and the client for indoor or outdoor parking of a vehicle. The agreement starts with the beginning of the parking, according to the below mentioned rules.


1. The parking lot is operated by Life Festival (operator)

2. The parking lot is available 24 hours every day between 27/05/2015, Friday (11 AM) - 30.05.2016, Monday (2 PM)

3. The Life Festival Parking lot can be found right next to the festival reception.

4. In case the onsite facility is full, the organizers reserve the right to redirect Life Festival Parking clients to other parking lots.

5. Please look out for the Festival Crew at the parking lot’s entrance to adquiere yoru TICKET.

6. You will be able to enter the parking area with your parking ticket.

7. After entering the parking lot you will leave it and walk to the festival area.8. The parking lot is well guarded, but the Festival does not take responsibility for your car and luggage left in the car.

Traffic rules:

9. The speed limit is 10 km/h within these premises.

10. Clients are responsible for damages they do in the car park or in other parking vehicles. The operator of the car park does not take any responsibility for damages done by clients in other people’s possessions.

11. Driving in to the parking place is controlled by parking staff, if needed they provide help with the parking.
While parking, clients must not obstacle or hinder other vehicles parking with special regard to getting in and out of the cars, moving luggage or leaving the car park.

12. Clients are obliged to keep their vehicles locked and to take the keys with them. The operator does not keep or store any keys or documentation; as a result cars cannot be moved by the staff at any circumstances. Both parties accept the extent of responsibility and the amount of the parking fee with regard to these conditions.

Keys and other possessions cannot be stored, not even in exceptional cases or if it is asked for.

13. In case of fire, natural disaster, terrorist attack or any exceptional events caused by force majeure, where the operator does not have the means of providing security of property or personal safety, the orders of officials are to be followed.

14. These regulations are applicable until leaving the gates of the car park.

15. The operator does not accept any liability for damages or loss resulted from the loss of the parking card.

16. The operator does not accept any liability for any dirt or damages resulted from outdoor parking.

17. The operator does not check or register the items left in the car, so it does not accept any liability for these possessions.

18. The operator is not liable for any possessions left in the car, including phones, tablets, computers or navigational tools.

19. Explosives or flammable materials (other than petrol in its tank), living animals, biohazardous, perishable, poisonous, radiating or in any other way harmful materials or anything that is illegal to possess must not be kept in the parking vehicle.

20. If it is suspected that any of the above mentioned materials is in the car, the operator informs the authorities and follows their instructions.

21. The operator does not accept any liability resulted from the violation of point 13, the client is responsible for any damages or claims.

22. If there is a debate about the vehicle’s condition, the client has to prove the difference to the condition recorded by the operator. The client bears all costs of the proving, even if his/her right is proven.


23. Our current fees can be found on the festival webiste.

24. The client acknowledges that if the parking fee is not settled completely, the operator can withhold the vehicle according to the low.

25. The client acknowledges that he/she is only allowed to leave the parking lot after paying the fee, in case of disagreement the parking staff can withhold the car.

26. No further claims can be based on the withholding of the car by the client.

27. If the person who wants to take the car cannot show the parking card the right of disposal is investigated individually.

28. No claims can be raised against the operator resulted from disagreement about the right of disposal. Liabilities of the operator

29. In exchange for the current parking fee, the operator allows the client to park and leave the parked vehicle during the duration of the Festival.

30. The client is obliged to pay all due fees, to keep the parking car and to follow the rules of the Parking Regulation.

31. Apart from following these regulations and trying to enforce them the operator of the park place has no effect on other people’s behavior. As long as it keeps these regulations the operator has no responsibility for any third party’s behavior, especially not for intended and inevitable damages, vandalism, theft or burglary done by them, regardless of their presence in parking place was rightful or not.

Liabilities of the Client:

32. The client must have valid liability insurance for the car during whole period of parking. The operator does not take over the car, its parts or accessories or possessions kept inside, so it is not responsible for them or any damages done in them. The parties are aware of these facts when they accept the parking fee. The operator does not accept liability for damages done by weather, natural disasters or any other conditions.