Beyonce in Sunderland: Fans will be ‘Crazy in Love’ tonight

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All the single ladies will be out tonight, many might even be “crazy in Love” by the end of Beyonce’s Sunderland show.

Well over 50,000 music fans will descend on Sunderland’s Stadium of Light tomorrow, as Beyoncé takes to the stage for the prestigious opening night of the European leg of her Formation world tour.

Concert-goers are reminded to plan their journey to and from the stadium carefully and arrive well in advance of the show, as entry points will be extremely busy.

The stadium have said there will be queues and fans should aim to get to the stadium as early as possible and ensure that they are dressed appropriately for all weather conditions – this is Sunderland remember!

Fans will be able to queue this morning if they wish to do so.

External stadium courtyard areas will open at 2pm on the day, with the main stadium gates open from 4.30pm.

The support is due on stage at approximately 7pm, with the main act due on at approximately 8pm.

Concert-goers are reminded however that show times are approximate and may be subject to change on the day.

Entry points around the stadium are clearly signposted and correspond to individual tickets.

Fans should carefully read the details on their ticket and stadium map, which was sent to them with their tickets, and access the stadium via the relevant entry point.

Roads immediately surrounding the stadium will be closed to all traffic on the day to ensure the safety of the large numbers of pedestrians and there are no vehicle pick up or drop off areas on, or near to the site.

Those attending the show should plan their journey in advance, taking advantage of enhanced Metro and bus services to avoid delays in getting to the stadium.

Extensive car parking is available in Sunderland city centre and routes into the city will be well signposted. There is no public parking at the Stadium of Light.

Items of food or drink are not permitted to be brought into the venue.

Catering outlets are available, both within the external courtyards and the stadium concourses and a wide range of food and beverage options are on offer including Domino’s pizza, street food marquees, and gin bars.

Those attending the show are also reminded that the ‘Challenge 25’ protocol will be in place and anyone wishing to purchase alcohol, who appears to be under the age of 25, will be asked to provide proof of age.

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