P!NK is back!
The global pop icon has announced seven huge UK outdoor shows as part of a 2023 European tour, including two nights at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland!
P!NK will bring her immensely powerful voice and high octane live show back to UK shores for the first time since 2019's phenomenal sold out Beautiful Trauma World Tour.
Her Summer Carnival 2023 will start with two nights at the University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton before she returns to Wearside for the first time since 2010 and plays two nights at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
Look out for magical characters around the city centre in the afternoon, performing circus acts and aerial acrobatics and some great music to get you ready for a night to remember!
Make use of all the extra outdoor seating available at Sunniside Quarter bars and enjoy the performers around Sunniside too:
|Saturday 10th June - 3pm-7pm||Sunday 11th June - 3pm-7pm|
|Baad Mutha Funkas||Baad Mutha Funkas|
|DJ Booth||Team Bee G|
|Team Bee G||Seagulls|
TRAVELLING BY METRO AND BUS:
People are being advised to plan in advance how they will get to and from the concert and allow extra time for their journey.
Extra and later Metro trains will be running to get people to and from the concert.
On their way to the concert, anyone planning to go straight to the stadium should get off at at Stadium of Light or St Peters. Anyone planning to go into the city centre first should get off at either Sunderland or Park Lane.
Trains heading towards Sunderland are expected to be exceptionally busy from 4pm onwards on both concert days. Metro operator Nexus is advising anyone boarding at Newcastle city centre stations that they may be asked to queue outside between 4.00pm and 8.00pm, to allow them manage the large crowds expected safely. And it is urging anyone not heading to the concert avoid travelling at these times if possible.
Metro will run an extended service after the concert with trains departing from Stadium of Light and St Peters stations only. People should join queues at either station immediately after the concert to be sure of getting their train home. Both queues move at the same speed.
Metro trains will be running later to help get concert goers home, including a later train to South Shields from Pelaw.
Sunderland city centre stations, Park Lane Metro Station and Sunderland Station, will be closed to Metro passengers from 10pm to assist with crowd control.
Metro trains will run through both stations without stopping during the closures.
Anyone without a Pay As You Go card can save time on concert day by buying a P!NK travel ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine. They're on sale from 3 June - 10 June. The ticket costs £6.20 and is valid for all day, all zone Metro travel for one adult on 10 June 2023.
For help planning your journey visit www.nexus.org.uk/concerts
For the latest Metro travel information check: www.twitter.com/My_Metro
Anyone planning to travel to or from the concerts by bus should check with local operators Stagecoach and Go-North East for details:
Stagecoach - www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey
North East - www.gonortheast.co.uk/plan-your-journey
Traveline bus and Metro info - www.traveline.info
TRAVELLING BY CAR
The best routes into the city for motorists will be well signposted with temporary traffic signs, with drivers advised to switch off sat navs and follow signs.
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 site: www.one.network
For the drop off area at Dame Dorothy Street, a short walk away from the Stadium of Light, vehicles travelling into Sunderland should take the A1018, A183 or A690 exits from the A19.
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 or in nearby residential streets. People planning to travel to the concert by car are being advised to use city centre car parks: www.sunderland.gov.uk/parking
Pre-bookable parking will also be available at the new Riverside Sunderland Multi Storey Car Park in Farringdon Row, SR4 6BE for a flat £7 fee for 24 hours. Book via: www.sunderlandparking.co.uk
This is for pre-bookable parking only. The car park will not be available for pay on the day parking.
All disabled parking at the Stadium of Light has been pre-allocated. The closest drop off point is Dame Dorothy Street.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
The designated drop-off and pick-up point for car passengers is Dame Dorothy Street's west-bound carriageway. This will be signposted on the day for drivers entering the city centre.