Big Sleep Out - 7th December

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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The Dublin event will be taking place at Trinity College Dublin on the 7th December 2019. 100% of the funds raised from this event will go towards registered charities helping homeless and displaced people.

The on-stage performances include a very special acoustic set from The Script among others.

If you would like to get in touch regarding the Dublin event, please email us at [email protected] 


will support the local organisations listed below.


will go towards supporting people displaced internationally.

Local Charity Beneficiaries

  • Depaul

    Depaul is a charity helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

    Depaul believes homelessness has no place.

    We exist to serve homeless individuals or families, at risk, caught in the spiral of homelessness, deprived of all control of their lives, when every door is closed to them. Depaul is there because we believe they deserve help to rebuild their lives and progress to a positive future

    We approach this:

    With compassion and a willingness to do whatever it takes no matter what. With expertise and professionalism so the most excluded homeless people get the help they deserve and are not overlooked or ignored. We don't stop there; we innovate when services are needed. We advocate for hard-to-reach groups and are willing to take risks to make sure the services exist for homeless people

    We want to end homelessness and change lives

    Depaul is a cross-border organisation working in 4 main areas of service provision;

    Homelessness and vulnerable families services
    Homelessness prevention services
    Homeless addiction services
    Homelessness and criminal justice services
    Depaul shares close links with the SVP as one of our founding partners but we are a separate charity addressing homelessness.


  • Event Date

    Saturday 7th December 2019

  • Event Location

    Trinity College Dublin - enter via Nassau Street entrance

  • Event Open Time:

    17:00pm (5pm) tbc

    Doors CLOSE 21:00

  • How do I get there?

    The Green line luas stops outside Trinity

    All major city centre bus routes stop very nearby the venue - College Green/Nassau st/Dame st

  • Who can attend?

    Only participants who have pre-registered and raised sponsorship may attend with the ticket issued in their name. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit anyone without a ticket who hasn’t registered and it is not possible for participants to bring guests with them. Over 18s only.

  • When will I receive my ticket?

    You will receive your email ticket by 5th December 2019. Your ticket will be scanned on arrival and you will receive a wristband for entry.

  • Will bags be checked?

    Yes - Each patron will be subject to a full bag search on arrival.

  • How much do I need to raise to part-take?

    The World’s Big Sleep Out aims to collectively raise $50,000,000 worldwide and the event in Trinity College Dublin will be a key part of that. 

    We recommend that each individual aim to raise a minimum of €200+ as a goal to attend this event.

  • Is there an age limit on this event?

    Yes. This event will take place overnight and outdoors and as a result, attendees must be aged 18 years and over. If you have younger people who wish to take part we would encourage people to host their own event and bring the sleepout to your community. All you need to do is choose a venue and we will support you with the rest. You can organise your sleepout in your back garden, school grounds, porch, or anywhere that you have permission that is safe and legal. These will be private events and only open to people you invite. Participants should be in good health and fit to attend this event which could include adverse weather conditions. Depaul and WBSO are not responsible to any accidents or illnesses caused due to weather conditions.

  • What time does the event start?

    Entry to the event will be open between 5pm and 9pm, entertainment will begin from 6pm. No entry will be permitted after 9pm. Please have your ticket with you.

  • What time does the sleep commence after the concert?

    Around the world at approximately 10pm participants will be bedding down for the night. All entertainment will finish just before 10pm and everyone will be directed to sleep zones.

  • Will there be food at the event?

    We will have some food vendors as well as Tea, coffee and hot beverages available to purchase.

  • Will there be alcohol at the event?

    This is strictly an alcohol free event and is strictly prohibited. Please do not arrive intoxicated as we cannot permit entry to those under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There will be bag checks on entry, no potential weapons, drugs or alcohol will be permitted.

  • Will there be parking available?

    As Trinity College is a city centre venue we would encourage people to use public transport. There will be no car park available at Trinity College Dublin. If you are travelling by car there are a number of city centre car parks in the area. There is no disabled parking available on site, however the event is wheelchair accessible.

  • Can I store valuables?

    We recommend leaving any valuables at home, we do not have storage available and we cannot take responsibility for any loss or stolen goods. If the weather looks to be wet, please bring weatherproof bags.

  • What time will it finish at?

    The event will finish at approximately 6am when everyone can head home and get warm and dry.

  • Can I re-enter the grounds if I need to leave for a while?

    Unfortunately, readmission will not be permitted if you leave the event space.

  • What facilities will be available?

    Toilets, First Aid area and drinking water will be provided.

  • What if there is bad weather?

    You must dress appropriately for the weather, bringing suitable waterproof cover for sleeping bags if needed. The event will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions. Notifications would be sent through email in this case.

    Unless there is an extreme weather event the WBSO event will go ahead. Our on-site H&S team will monitor and assess the weather and will only cancel in the event it is deemed dangerous to proceed.

  • What if I need extra assistance to access?

    There will be an accessible entrance and accessible facilities on site.

  • Why is alcohol not permitted?

    Drinking alcohol will considerably increase the risk of people suffering from hypothermia at the event and as such we do not have permission to allow alcohol at this event. In addition, we wish to be sympathetic towards alcohol and addiction issues within the homeless community by abstaining for the night.

  • Can we leave outdoor kit behind?

    No. Please do not leave anything else behind after the event, if you do not want to keep it please take it home and consider donating to an organisation who could put it to use. Please throw all your trash away in the bins provided and take all your belongings with you.

  • Is there somewhere for lost property?

    Please hand in and reclaim all lost property from the welfare stations. The event accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen property. All lost property items will be handed to the local garda station after the event. We have overnight security on site.

  • Will there be a refund if the event is cancelled?

    No tickets will be refunded and the proceeds will still go to the charity. We will endeavour to put on an alternative event within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Will there be a refund if any of the artists cancel?

    Tickets are for the event and not for one specific artist.

    The promoter will endeavour to present the line-up as advertised, but the line-up of artists cannot be guaranteed. Should one or more artists cancel, the event will go ahead as normal. Refunds will not be given in these circumstances.

  • How can I make a donation to WBSO?

    Head to www.bigsleepout.com and click donate in the top right corner

  • Is Smoking allowed at the event?

    Smoking is not allowed at the event

  • What can I bring with me?

    There are a number of items you should bring to the WBSO event. However, we encourage you to only bring what is necessary.  There are a few essential items below that we must insist you bring, such as a sleeping bag, warm clothes and photo ID, without them WBSO reserves the right to ask you to leave the event for your own safety. We will have a limited amount of bivvy bags on sale for €5 if you forgot to bring this.

    The following items are permitted:

    ●       Good Quality Sleeping Bag – essential (we recommend a 3-4 season sleeping
             bag suitable for winter)

    ●       Bivvy bags

    ●       Rain gear

    ●       Blankets

    ●       Small pillows

    ●       Torches

    ●       Warm, layered clothing including an outdoor coat – essential

    ●       Photo ID - essential

    ●       Foam ground mat

    ●       Empty Flask/Hot Cups (we will provide hot drinks)

    ●       Empty Water Bottle

    ●       Easy to eat food & snack items (energy bars etc)

    ●       Hat, gloves, scarf

    ●       Umbrella

    ●       A small hand or head torch

    ●       A black bin bag for your trash

    ●       Any essential medication you will need while you are at the event


    The following is not permitted at any of the World’s Big Sleep Out events:


    ●       Alcohol

    ●       Glass

    ●       Fires/BBQs

    ●       Smoke Bombs

    ●       Pyrotechnics

    ●       Animals (except for assistance dogs)

    ●       Weapons, knives & firearms

    ●       Drones

    ●       Drugs (including illegal substances; legal highs and NOS gas)

    ●       Amplified music

    ●       Tent/shelters or mattresses/inflatables