TWO years after they were meant to be rocking Middlesbrough, The Killers are finally playing at Riverside Stadium next week.

The Las Vegas-based band, fronted by Brandon Flowers, is on its Imploding the Mirage tour.

The concert was originally due to take place in June 2020.

The Manic Street Preachers is the support act on the night.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the concert on Wednesday, June 1.

When do the gates open?

The fan village, where people can get in the mood for the show with food, music and entertainment, is set to open its gates at 2.30pm and the stadium bowl at 5.30pm.

Ticket holders are warned they cannot leave and be readmitted, due to safety and security reasons.

Hospitality areas are scheduled to open at 5.30pm.

What food is available?

In the fan village there will be a wide range of food and beverages available to buy from 2.30pm.

Food stalls will include traditional fish and chips, burgers and pizzas.

Alcohol will be available to buy for adults. People will be required to provide photo identification to prove they are over the age of 18.

Within the stadium, all the concourses have food and beverage outlets which will be open through the event.

Anyone with a standing ticket, will be able to buy from various outlets around the edge of the pitch as well as from the concourse units.

The village will have cash and card options available for payment, though card is the preferred method.

All drinks, regardless of content, will be served in plastic glasses.

How do I get to Riverside Stadium?

Car (look for the Riverside Stadium signs):

  • From the North: please use A1, A689, A19, then A66 towards Middlesbrough
  • From the South: please use A19, then A66 towards Middlesbrough
  • From the East: please use A171 or A174, then A66 towards Middlesbrough
  • From the West: please use the A66 towards Middlesbrough


People are recommended to use Middlesbrough Council town centre car parks on the night. Parking is free after 6pm.

There will not be any parking on the stadium site itself, although provision for blue badge holders to obtain a parking permit as close to the stadium as possible.

A designated drop off point in the vicinity of the stadium will be clearly marked. In the interests of public safety, all roads immediately surrounding the stadium will be closed to vehicles from around midday on the day of the concert, to ensure pedestrians can arrive, enjoy and leave the event safely.

There will also be a designated pick-up point, though roads immediately outside the closure zone are likely to be very congested.

Train: The nearest railway station is Middlesbrough. There are regular direct connections to/from Darlington and York. The railway station is a 15-20 minute walk from the stadium.

Bus: The nearest central bus station is Middlesbrough. Arriva buses as well as National Express and Megabus coaches use this bus station. There are currently no direct bus services to the stadium from the bus station which is a 20-25-minute walk away.

What can I bring with me?

If it is necessary to bring a bag, ensure it is as small as possible. Nothing larger than size A4 will be permitted, and bags will be searched.

Suitable clothing and footwear in case of bad weather. Umbrellas will not be permitted inside the venue.

Individual hand sanitizer will be allowed.

Bags will be searched and anything larger than A4 size will not be permitted. Other banned items include alcohol, except in hand sanitizer, glass, cans, plastic bottles or thermos flasks of any kind, flammable liquids and aerosols (including perfume, hairspray, etc), laser pens/pointers, laptops, iPads or similar electronic tablets, professional cameras/video equipment, food and drink, unless for medicinal purposes, umbrellas, signs, banners, flags, inflatables, selfie sticks, air horns, whistles or other noise making devices, knives or weapons, fireworks, smoke bombs, confetti, glitter bombs or sprays.

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