Ed Sheeran is coming to Cardiff this week and making history by playing 4 consecutive nights at The Principality Stadium from Thursday!
After month’s of waiting Ed Sheeran will be arriving in Wales on Thursday as part of his UK stadium tour. We first broke the exclusive news that Ed Sheehan will be visiting Wales in 2018 when he spoke exclusively to Nation’s Carl Hughes on the Big Welsh Wake Up.
Tickets went on sale over a year ago and as soon as one date sold out, he added an extra date to his UK tour – making him the first artist to play more than 2 nights at the Principality Stadium, something both Coldplay and One Direction have failed to do.
When is Ed coming to Wales?
You will be able to catch Ed Sheeran at Principality Stadium on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018.
Can I still get tickets?
Tickets for Ed Sheehan in Cardiff is SOLD OUT. Fans are warned they will to be allowed entry should they buy tickets from reselling sites including Viagogo
What time do gates open?
Gates to the Principality Stadium will open at 5.00pm
What time will Ed be on and who is supporting him?
The main man isn’t expected on stage until around 8.45pm, however Ed will be supported by both Jamie Lawson and Anne-Marie in Cardiff.
Jamie Lawson will be on stage from around 6.30pm and Anne-Marie will warm up the crowd from 7.30pm
What time will it all be over?
Ed Sheeran is expected to come off stage around 10.30pm each night!
What can I take in to the stadium with me?
Concert goers are encouraged to arrive early and bring as little as possible, ensuring there are no items from the prohibited items list.
This includes: fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics, all horns including air horns, musical instruments, smoke canisters, laser pointers, bottles, glasses, cans, cooking devices, banners, poles, ‘selfie’ sticks, knives, blades and other articles or containers – including any which could or might be used as a weapon – or any other item which in the reasonable opinion of the WRU Group, its servants or agents, could be used as a weapon or cause nuisance to others, are prohibited within the stadium.
Will the stadium roof be open or closed?
The stadium roof is scheduled to be closed for this event. Please ensure that you bring appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.
What roads will be closed?
On each day, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed from 7am. The council say it is to prepare the Gate 5 entrance and protect fans.
The following roads will be closed from 5:30pm – 11:30pm on each day of the concerts.
* Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street.
* Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.
* Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
* Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
* Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street
* Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
* Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
* The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle St, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road
What about trains?
Great Western Railway is advising their customers that services to and from South Wales will be affected due to railway upgrade work between Bristol and Newport.
As a result, GWR services to and from Cardiff will run to an amended timetable.
There will be no trains to London Paddington
Rail replacement buses will run from Cardiff Central direct to Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.
Arriva Trains Wales is advising customers that Cardiff Central station is expected to be extremely busy on all four days.
After the concerts, fans should use Cardiff Central where a queue system will be in place. Cardiff Queen Street station will be exit only from 10pm so customers will not be able to use Cardiff Queen Street after the concert.