One of the biggest music icons around the world will be heading to the North East next week.

Beyoncé will be bringing her Renaissance tour to Sunderland as part of an eight-date stint in the UK.

She will be kicking off the tour in Cardiff before also performing in Edinburgh and London.

Fans of the Single Ladies hit-maker in the region last saw ‘Queen Bey’ take over the city in June 2016 during the European leg of her Formation world tour.

Ahead of one of the most exciting nights of the year for those lucky enough to get tickets, here is everything you need to know about Beyoncé's show in Sunderland, from stage times, tickets, road closures and more.

When is Beyoncé performing at Sunderland?

The former lead singer of Destiny's Child will be taking to the stage on Tuesday, May 23 at the Stadium of Light.

It will be her third date of her tour in the UK.

What time does Beyoncé at Sunderland Stadium of Light start?

According to City of Sunderland, the start time is currently shown as 4.30pm and it will finish at 11pm. However, it’s important to note timings can be subject to change.

The latest updates can be found on the Stadium of Light website and social media pages.

Are there any tickets left for Beyoncé at Sunderland Stadium of Light?

The Ticketmaster website is currently showing that there are some tickets left for Beyoncé's concert in the city.

There is a variety of prices on offer from £56 and VIP packages are on sale from £362 to £2,390.

Who is the support act for Beyoncé at Sunderland Stadium of Light?

Beyoncé does not have any supporting acts on her tour, as fans will have noticed in her performances since the tour recently began.

Will there be road closures for Beyoncé at Sunderland Stadium of Light?

Traffic restrictions will be in place with roads around the stadium closed to all traffic on the day.

Road maps for the concerts and live updates are available on the traffic monitoring website here.

How can I travel to and from Beyoncé at Sunderland Stadium of Light?

Extra and later Metro trains will be running to get people to and from the concert, reports City of Sunderland.

People going to Beyoncé's concert are being advised to get off at one of the city centre stations - Sunderland or Park Lane if they're planning to head into the city centre first, or at St Peters or Stadium of Light if they're planning to go straight to the stadium.

Metro will run an extended service after the concert with trains departing from Stadium of Light and St Peters stations only. 

All other Sunderland city centre stations will be closed from 10pm, with trains running through stations without stopping.

Trains heading towards the stadium are expected to be busy from the middle of the afternoon on May 23 so people are being advised to plan their travel in advance and allow for extra time in their journey.

If you want to save time when travelling to see the pop star in action, Beyoncé Metro travel tickets can be bought in advance from any Metro ticket machine for £6.20 for an all day, all zone travel.

People boarding at Newcastle city centre stations may be asked to queue outside between 4pm and 8pm so that Metro operator Nexus can manage the large crowds expected safely, regardless of the destination.

Anyone planning to travel to or from the concert by bus should check with local operators Stagecoach and Go-North East for more details.


The best routes into the city for people travelling by car will be signposted with temporary traffic signs.

The event's main Park and Walk site is located at Sunderland Enterprise Park, vehicles are advised to access via the A1231 Wessington Way due to the closure of Keir Hardie Way.

There is no public parking available at the Stadium of Light, so those travelling to the concert by car are being advised to use city centre car parks.