Pop royalty P!nk is heading to Sunderland later this week as part of her Summer Carnival 2023 tour.

She will also be performing in Bolton and Birmingham alongside her North East tour date in June.

For those who were lucky enough to grab tickets to see the So What hitmaker in action at the Stadium of Light, this is everything you need to know from door times, travel, tickets and more.

When is P!nk performing at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland?

The rock star will be performing at the Stadium of Light across two nights, including June 10 and June 11.

What times does P!nk at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland start?

The doors to the stadium are expected to open at around 4.30pm. The official stage times for P!nk are yet to be confirmed but you can visit the Sunderland F.C website for the latest information.

It’s important to note that timings could be subject to change.

Are there any tickets left for P!nk at the Stadium of Light?

At the time of writing, Ticketmaster is currently showing low ticket availability for P!nk’s concert on June 10, starting at £59 per person.

There is also low availability for tickets on June 11, with prices starting from £80.

VIP packages are still available to purchase for both P!nk shows at the Stadium of Light as well as places within the 'gold circle' of the venue.

Who are the support acts for P!nk at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland?

The Script, GAYLE and KidCutUp were announced as P!nk’s supporting acts for her Summer Carnival 2023 UK tour earlier this year.

Where to park for P!nk at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

There will be no parking at the stadium and the surrounding area will be closed to traffic from 7am on the day of the concerts. Alternative parking can be found on the Sunderland City Council website.

Travel advice for fans heading to P!nk at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Sam Fender will also be performing next weekend (June 9 and 10) at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, as the North Shield’s star and P!nk are scheduled to perform at the same time on June 10.

Due to this, people have been advised to plan ahead for journeys to Newcastle and Sunderland.

The full travel advice by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro can be found here.

How to travel to the Stadium of Light by Metro for P!nk on June 10

If you don't have a Pay As You Go card, you can save time on the day of the concert by buying a P!nk travel ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine - they’re on sale from June 3 – June 10.

The ticket costs £6.20 and it will be valid for all day, all zone Metro travel for one adult on June 10.

The Northern Echo: P!nk will be performing over two nights in SunderlandP!nk will be performing over two nights in Sunderland (Image: Matt Crossick/PA)

If you're travelling with children, remember up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare paying adult.

Before the concert extra Metro trains will be running to help get everyone to the Stadium of Light. 

Trains towards Sunderland will be exceptionally busy after 4.00pm, so whatever your destination, anyone boarding at Newcastle city centre stations may be asked to queue outside between 4pm and 8pm - this is so large crowds can be managed safely. 

Metro trains will be running later to help get concert goers home, including a later train to South Shields from Pelaw.  

If you're travelling by Metro, join the queue at St Peter's or at Stadium of Light station immediately after the concert to be sure of getting your train home.

Station closures on June 10

Access to Sunderland station and Park Lane will be limited after 10pm to assist with crowd control.

Metro trains will run through both stations without stopping during the closures. 

Some Newcastle city centre stations will also be closed or be exit only:

  • St James – closed from 8.00pm
  • Monument platform 1 (towards Heworth) will be closed from 10pm
  • Monument platform 2 (towards South Gosforth) will be closed from 10pm
  • Monument platform 3 (towards Wallsend) will remain open for travel towards Whitley Bay via Wallsend.
  • Monument platform 4 (to St James) – exit only from 8pm
  • Manors– Closed from 10pm
  • Jesmond – Closed from 10pm
  • Haymarket– exit only from 10pm (no entry into the station)
  • Central Station – exit only from 10pm (no entry into the station)

Bus services on June 10

The usual network of bus services will be running. In addition to the usual network of bus services, Nexus has arranged for three separate concert shuttle bus services to operate from Newcastle city centre to help get you home.

These bus services will operate up to every 10 minutes from 10pm until late.

All valid Metro tickets will be accepted for travel on the concert shuttle bus services: 

  • Bus SF1 stops on Blackett Street (stop number 08nc108) - Stopping only at Gosforth High Street/Brandling Arms, Regent Centre Interchange, Fawdon Mormon Church and Kingston Park Metro
  • Bus SF2 stops on St Mary’s Place (stop number 08nc76) - Stopping only at South Gosforth roundabout, Longbenton shops, Benton cemetery, Forest Hall shops, Palmersville Metro and Cramlington Manor Walks
  • Bus SF3 stops on Market Street (stop number 08nc68) - Stopping only at Gateshead Interchange, Low Fell The Cannon and Chester-le-Street Red Lion.
  • Bus service 306 stops at stand L at Haymarket bus station - This bus will serve all regular stops between Haymarket and North Shields. A 10-minute frequency will be in operation after the concert. Valid Metro tickets will be accepted on this service after 11pm

For those travelling to see P!nk on June 11, the same station closures remain in place.

For further help planning your journey use the Live Travel Map which can be found online.