Ed Sheeran in Cardiff — What you need to know!

ID? Travel Arrangements? Venue? Time? Set List? Weather? Instagram?!

Read below for all necessary Sheeran-related knowledge

Ed Sheeran has already played in Cork on May 4th, 5th and 6th, Belfast on May 9th, Galway May 12th & 13th and three nights in Dublin and Manchester! He’s a trooper and wont stop until we all get our fix! Now it’s Cardiff’s turn, as Ed takes on the famous Principality Stadium.
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Ed. The second most famous ginger in the world right now!

This week you’ll hear him playing the loving sounds of “Perfect” and the up-tempo beat of “Shape Of You” from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff before moving the show to Amsterdam and the rest of Europe.

A bakery in Cork, Ireland, went as far as making Ed themed cupcakes & Donuts!

Tickets? Any left… Please?

All three of the gigs sold out almost immediately, certainly an impressive feat. The promoter is warning all gig-goers about bogus sellers and touts. Due to strict resale restrictions it has been stated that resold tickets will not be accepted, and those ticket holders will be refused entry. Please see Ed Sheeran’s manager (Stuart Camp) on twitter for any updates or help regarding fake tickets or canceled tickets from Viagogo.

In this instance Evopass are unable to help out fans, which is unfortunate and we apologise for that. In order to allow resale in situations such as this a stringent security mechanism will need to be put in place, which requires us to officially partner with Ed. Presently, that is not the case, but we will be working on this for his next tour!

Starting Times?

Doors open at 5pm, and no early queuing will be permitted. The stage times are as follows:

Now that is a serious line up!

Our top track from the supporting acts has to go to Jamie Lawson’s “Wasn’t expecting that”. Released two years ago, it has since amassed over 19 million hits on YouTube and has an appropriately ‘Sheeran-esque’ sound and story-line to it.

Be sure to let us know if you liked it live as much as we do! You can tweet us @evopass
The most streamed Spotify artist of 2017

Travel?

Directions

Road routes: From the M4, take the A48 to city centre.

Cardiff’s location on the M4 corridor makes it easily accessible by car and is within two hours drive of London and the East Midlands. There is no dedicated spectator car parking at, or near, the stadium or match days but there is plenty of parking available in the City Center itself.

We would advise spectators take advantage of the Park and Rides available on events days located at Pentwyn and Leckwith.

Parking

Park and Ride is available along the routes into Cardiff Central.

We would advise spectators take advantage of the Park and Rides available on event days located at Pentwyn and Leckwith.

Public Transportation
Nearest rail: Cardiff Central.

Cardiff Central is the nearest station to the Stadium and operates mainline services from West Wales, the Midlands, the South Coast and London.

Cardiff Queen Street Station is a 15 minute walk to the east of the Stadium and offers local rail services across Cardiff and from the South Wales Valleys.

A queuing system is generally in operation at Cardiff Central Station after each event so please check the Arriva Trains website before travelling for further information. When arriving from Cardiff Central station passengers should bear left along Wood Street for Gates 5, 6 and 7 or bear right along Wood Street to Westgate Street for Gates 4, 3, 2 continuing around to Gate 1 on Castle Street.

Box Office Numbers

Ticketmaster: (08442) 777888.
For tours of the stadium call: 02920 822228 Calls will cost 7 ppm plus your network access charge.

Box Office Hours

Event day Box Office opening times will be made available on each event sales page one week prior to the event. Details of ticket collectiion and on day sales (subject to availability) we be available at this time.

General Rules

Entry to the stadium will be denied to any person carrying alcohol, any drink containers, recording equipment, photographic equipment, airhorn, or any article (for example, a firework or flag stick) which may be used as a weapon or missile.
Please be aware that smoking is not permitted in any area of the stadium.
No duplicate ticket will be issued in the event of the original ticket being misplaced or lost.
For full terms and conditions, visit www.millenniumstadium.com

The stadium is non smoking

Children Rules

The age limit whereby a spectator needs a ticket to enter the Principality Stadium for a rugby event is 12 months old.

Miscellaneous

Fast food and Licensed bars
No personal food or drink items allowed.

Very short walk from the train station

Security?

Gig goers are advised to not bring a bag unless it absolutely necessary. Anyone without a bag will be fast-tracked through security. If you are bringing a bag it must be smaller than an A4 piece of paper. These bags will be searched, which will slow down the queuing process.

Banned items include: Umbrellas, large-lens professional cameras or any form of video recorder, flag poles, selfie sticks, sticks for banners, any item that may be used as a weapon, bottles, glass vessels, cans, flasks, frisbees, illegal substances, scooters, skateboards or other skates, laser devices, prams or pushchairs, inflatable or folding chairs, suitcases, laptops, illegal merchandise, hampers and cool boxes, air horns, and all animals except service dogs and guide dogs.

ID?

Yes, you’ll need it. To gain entry you need your tickets and booking confirmation, the credit card the tickets were bought with, and a valid form of ID. Anyone without ID will be turned away.

Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Free Tag-a-Kid safety wristbands are available from customer-care points inside and outside the venues, to help reunite lost children with their parents or guardians should they get separated from each other.

All of the above information, including travel and security measures, has been retrieved from official sources.

Weather?

The weather looks okay for all three nights with 16 odd degrees, however, with a chance of rain on Friday and Sunday.

TUNNEESSS?

This is the set list for Sheeran’s gig in Belfast on Wednesday, May 9th. It is not expected to change a lot.

  • Castle on the Hill
  • Eraser (Our personal favourite, get in nice and early to have a good spot for this!)
  • The A Team
  • Don’t/New Man
  • Dive
  • Bloodstream
  • Happier
  • I’m a Mess
  • Feeling Good/I See Fire
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • One/Photograph
  • Perfect
  • Galway Girl
  • Encore: Nancy Mulligan / Sing
  • 2nd Encore: Shape of You; You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

…and of course, Instagram!?

Ed can be found on Instagram @teddysphotos and almost always posts an unbelievable panoramic of the entire crowd! Spot yourself, repost and tag your friends.

However, the secret star of Instagram of late is Ed’s Personal Bodyguard: Kevin. Yes that’s correct, for behind the scenes antics make sure you check out @securitykev. He has amassed 700k followers in the last month from posting pictures of his bromance with Ed! You learn something new everyday, hey!

If you’re posting pictures of the event and found all of the above information regarding the shows useful you can tag us @evopasshq. We look forward to seeing all of your on-fire instas. We’ll try to like as many as we can!

For more information specifically for your event you can always download the official Ed Tour 2018 app. It will be updated for each concert; download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

For those of you lucky enough to have the hottest tickets in town, be sure to make the most of them! Let us know how you get on via our Twitter @Evopass

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