More than 11,000 fans are set to descend on the Seat Unique Riverside this Wednesday as Canadian crooner Michael Bublé visits the North East.

The music star is visiting the Chester-Le-Street venue on his ‘An Evening with Michael Bublé’ UK tour and will play the County Durham Cricket Club ground for one night only.

Concertgoers are being encouraged to make their way to the venue with plenty of time to spare as queues are expected.

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.

Read more: Michael Bublé in Durham: Canadian singer to play Chester-Le-Street

Here’s the advice from the Seat Unique Riverside on what visitors can and can’t bring into the venue.


Fans have been told that each attendee is only allowed to bring one bag into the stadium, and they must adhere to specific rules.

Any bags larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19 cm will not be allowed into the venue.

Food and drink

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

Unopened bottles of water smaller than 500ml will be allowed into the venue.

The Northern Echo: The Canadian crooner is visiting the North East for one night only. Picture: NQ STAFFThe Canadian crooner is visiting the North East for one night only. Picture: NQ STAFF


Concertgoers have been told not to take umbrellas and parasols into the venue as these will not be allowed, due to them blocking the view of other attendees.

Read more: Michael Bublé in Durham: Weather forecast for Wednesday gig

Organisers have reminded fans to come prepared with sun cream and hats if the weather is good and waterproof coats and shoes if the weather is bad.


All concert tickets are standing only, with fans being told not to bring any seats or chairs, including inflatable seating, into the venue.

Blankets will be allowed but fans may be asked to pack these away when the performance begins.

Read more: Michael Bublé in Durham: Public transport and parking costs

Flares and fireworks

All pyrotechnics are banned from the stadium and will not be allowed in. Gas canisters and claxons or other items capable of making loud noise are also banned.


Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also follow our dedicated County Durham Facebook page for all the latest in the area by clicking here.

For all the top news updates from right across the region straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on or contact 01325 505054