More than 30,000 Elton John fans are set to descend on the Stadium of Light this weekend.

The music icon is visiting the North East for the final time as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and is playing Sunderland’s Stadium of Light for one night only on Sunday (June 19).

Concert-goers are being encouraged to make their way to the venue with plenty of time to spare as road closures and queues to get in are expected to cause delays despite extra Metro services running.

Fans have been told to limit what they take to the stadium as security is expected to be tight to ensure everyone is kept safe.

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Here’s the advice from the Stadium of Light on what visitors can and can’t bring into the venue.


Fans have been told not to bring any bag into the stadium unless it adheres specific rules.

All items and bags carried by attendees will be inspected upon entry and bags cannot be larger than a sheet of A4 paper.

Food and drink

The stadium has told concertgoers they are not permitted to bring their own food and drink into the stadium as it says there will be an extensive range of food and drink available to purchase both in the courtyard and stadium itself.

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Concert-goers have been reminded by Stadium of Light bosses that it is a smoke-free venue.

Flares and fireworks

All pyrotechnics are banned from the stadium and will not be allowed in.


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