British song legend Elton John is to look at South Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium this week – and the Rocket Man is even coming again to do two gigs.
It has been an extended 3 years since one of the largest song names on this planet arrived in BS3 as 2019 noticed the release of a sequence of song occasions at the hallowed pitch of Ashton Gate, after the soccer and rugby had completed.
Now, with the covid pandemic confidently over, the massive song occasions have returned for the summer season, and the primary to reach ultimate month was once Las Vegas rockers The Killers.
Elton John at Ashton Gate : Full listing of banned pieces together with umbrellas, meals and fragrance
And now, this week, Elton John is coming, now not as soon as, however two times. It could be your first time visiting Ashton Gate, or your first time at a gig of this measurement in Bristol for a few years, so we’ve put in combination a at hand information which confidently may have the entirety you want to learn about attending the live performance.
And we’ll even have data for native citizens in BS3 who might be impacted by means of the concert events.
If it is your first time at Ashton Gate in a few years – it is modified slightly slightly for the reason that ultimate time you’ll have come. The stadium has been nearly completely redeveloped, such a lot in order that it performed a pivotal position within the combat towards Covid in 2021 – it was once the place Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the mass vaccination programme again within the first week of 2021 – and the concourses you are going to queue for foods and drinks throughout the stadium as soon as noticed loads of 1000’s of covid jabs given out by means of NHS and armed forces medics for the primary 8 months of ultimate 12 months. Since then, previously ten months, issues have were given again to relative normality – crowds have come again to observe Bristol City battle within the Championship, and Bristol Bears experience every other rollercoaster season of rugby. Now that is in every single place for every other summer season, the song has commenced!
What are the timings for the concert events?
Sir Elton John will first be coming to Ashton Gate on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 and once more on Sunday June 26. The space across the outdoor stadium itself will develop into a ‘fan village’ – and that may open at 4pm for each, with the stadium itself opening at 4.30pm.
Unlike The Killers, the place the American band have been ably supported by means of Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers, Elton John has no give a boost to act – in reality issues are beginning early, so the Rocket Man can placed on one thing of a marathon display. The display begins promptly at 7pm, with other folks recommended to be of their seats 20 mins ahead of that. The live performance itself is anticipated to complete round 9.45pm, and if there’s any fireworks for the top of the live performance, native citizens may well be to understand, they’ll be round then.
Are there nonetheless tickets to be had?
With days to head ahead of the development, there’s valuable few tickets left for Elton John – however there are some.
Ashton Gate placed on 4 gigs again in 2019, ahead of the pandemic, and already The Killers have carried out there this 12 months, however those Elton John presentations are a primary for the stadium – since the fanatics at the pitch might be seated.
Thousands of seats were arrange at the pitch in blocks, and there are a grand general of 7 pitch seating tickets left on the time of writing – on Monday afternoon – for Wednesday’s display, for round £162. There are different tickets for the stands, at £99 each and every – however just a handful.
What are the age limits?
There is not any minimal age restrict for tickets, despite the fact that Ashton Gate are caution towards very babies. The solely rule is that anybody beneath the age of 16 must be accompanied by means of any person over 18.
Who is the give a boost to act?
This is Elton’s Farewell Tour – the 75-year-old has no give a boost to act. He’s approaching level at 7pm, and can entertain the crowds for nearly 3 hours.
What will have to you put on?
If you’ve were given a pitch seat price ticket, or a seat within the first few rows of the stands, it is going to imply you’re going to be on or very close to the pitch and subsequently open to the weather. It’s beneficial to take some roughly rainproof coat. The forecast is for warm sunshine on Wednesday, however is a little more unsure for Sunday with rain within the offing, so that you by no means know.
Ashton Gate Stadium was once just about completely rebuilt within the mid 2010s – and now all however the first few rows of seats are undercover in all 3 of the stands that are open for the concert events, so in the event you’ve were given a seat price ticket, you’ll keep dry.
In 2019, the primary Ashton Gate Concerts sequence noticed pretty heat and dry climate for Rod Stewart, Muse and Take That, but it surely completely chucked it down all day and into the night time for the overall gig, The Spice Girls.
An umbrella is one of the listing of things you’ll’t take into the stadium – the remainder of that listing is right here – so don’t get stuck out.
Food and drink
As a just about new stadium, there’ll be a variety of bars and meals shops throughout the stadium itself, in addition to extra selection outdoor within the Fan Village – which is principally a space across the outdoor of the South Stand and Lansdown Stand this is created to be throughout the outer price ticket cordon. The standard turnstiles to get into the stadium might be open and other folks can move freely from inside of to outdoor the stadium.
Particular hits in 2019 have been particular wine stands they arrange, and the variety of scorching takeaway meals on be offering is beautiful just right – as we explored again in 2019.
One of the issues you’ll’t take into the fan village and stadium – controversially for some – is your personal foods and drinks, except it’s for ‘medicinal purposes’. You can herald one unmarried 500ml bottle of water, unopened, even though.
Like all giant occasions and venues, there might be beautiful strict safety. Ashton Gate Stadium are advising other folks to not deliver luggage with them, except they have got to. And the smaller the bag, the easier. Bags and other folks might be searched and, as individuals who went to Wembley not too long ago, came upon – those kinds of issues take time.
Anyone with a bag that’s larger than an A4 sheet of paper received’t be allowed to take it in.
What concerning the bogs?
One of the issues stadium boss Mark Kelly made certain of once they have been designing the brand new stadium at Ashton Gate nearly ten years in the past now was once that there could be nearly as many feminine bogs than males’s – one thing that’s beautiful abnormal at wearing venues.
That was once put to the check with the 2019 live performance sequence, in particular at The Spice Girls, when the gender break up of concert-goers was once about 70-30 feminine to male. Some of the boys’s bogs have been transformed to feminine for the instance, and an extended line of upmarket transportable bogs will line Marina Dolman Way, outdoor the Lansdown Stand and throughout the Fan Village too.
How a lot money will I would like?
Interestingly, simply ahead of the pandemic hit, Ashton Gate transformed to a card-only machine with its foods and drinks shops, so it’s possible you’ll neatly now not want any money for the night time – there aren’t any money machines close to the stadium anyway.
Around Ashton Gate
If you wish to have to make an afternoon or a night of it, Ashton Gate is on the finish of certainly one of Bristol’s most famed streets – North Street – stuffed with independents bars and eating places that might be neatly value visiting. For example, it’s house to the unique and first-ever Lounge bar, in addition to a variety of different pubs and eateries. It’s additionally house to in all probability the sector’s most famed side road artwork fairs, Upfest – which is lately within the procedure of remodeling the partitions of the realm as soon as once more with some wonderful side road artwork.
In sensible phrases, there’s a large public park, Greville Smyth Park, proper reverse one facet of the stadium. On the opposite facet, there’s a retail park with a KFC, and Iceland and a B&M bargains proper subsequent door, and simply down the street is a large Sainsbury’s.
Getting to Ashton Gate
Unless you are living inside of strolling distance of Ashton Gate, that is going to be one thing you’ll have to take into accounts – it’s going to be tough so that you can simply get within the automobile, force to Ashton Gate after which get started on the lookout for someplace to park.
There are designated buses operating from park and experience websites round Bristol, there’s additionally coaches operating to the gig from slightly numerous cities and towns round Bristol, and there’s common teach and bus services and products which are being higher to hold other folks to the live performance and again once more.
Roads across the stadium are going to be closed and there’s additionally a Residents’ Parking Zone this is being presented for the concert events and might be carefully enforced with tow vehicles and operators simply itching to raise automobiles onto the flatbeds.
For the total main points of your whole choices – we’ve put in combination a distinct data article for each concert-goers and native citizens, right here.
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