Elton John will play his only North East gig in Sunderland on Sunday (June 19) night.

Around 30,000 fans are expected to attend the concert as part of the star’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at the Stadium of Light.

According to the Stadium of Light, gates will open at approximately 4:30pm with Elton John due to come on stage around 7pm.

There will be no support act for the concert which is expected to run until around 9.45pm.

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Concertgoers are being urged to arrive with plenty of time as queues are expected and those travelling have been warned to expect road closures, limited parking around the stadium and public transport to be busier than usual.

The show will be the last time Elton ever plays in the North East.

Metro operator Nexus is running extra trains before and after the event with passengers urged to use St Peter’s and Stadium of Light stations.


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