Guide to Newcastle and Sunderland for Sam Fender and P!nk
May was a busy month due to the coronation of King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, as well as celebrations for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest and Beyoncé’s concert.
But now, over a weekend in June, two of the biggest names in music will come to Newcastle and Sunderland.
Who’s Performing in the Northeast in June?
Among those performing in the North East in June is North Shields musician Sam Fender who will perform two sold out concerts at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on 9th and 10th June.
American pop-rock singer P!nk also has two dates at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on June 10th and 11th. Both music icons will perform simultaneously on June 10th.
Metro customers are advised to plan journeys to Newcastle and Sunderland in advance
nexusthe public entity that owns and operates Metro said it has a detailed plan in place to manage demand on the concert dates.
Additional bus and subway services will be offered, but it is important that customers plan in advance to use public transport to get to and from each concert.
Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus, said: “The fact that North East England is hosting four sold out stadium concerts in a single weekend will really highlight our region as the home of international cultural and sporting events.”
“Before and after each concert there will be a lot of traffic on public transport and the streets, especially on Saturday June 10th when Sam Fender and Pink will play together.
“People need to plan ahead if they’re going to one of the concerts — or if they think they might be traveling at that time.”
Lewis continued: “Bus and Tube change every night depending on whether the event is in Newcastle, Sunderland or both, but all the information you need about Bus and Tube can be found at www.nexus. org.uk/concerts.”
“On Saturday night, fans leaving the Sam Fender concert can use a combination of tube and bus services, which will be extended beyond midnight, to take people home to destinations in and around Newcastle.
“Concert ticket sales data tells us that a large proportion of the audience is local and we have tried to accommodate that as much as possible.
“The same night we will be providing late tube trains in Sunderland to bring thousands of visitors to our region back to hotels in Newcastle and to bring locals home via the network.”
Will Newcastle and Sunderland Tube stations be closed to Sam Fender and P!nk?
Lewis explained that in both cities, some subway stations will close shortly before the end of the concerts to allow for the expected large crowds to be safely and comfortably accommodated at the remaining stations.
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This is to ensure that the trains continue to run smoothly and that there are no delays on crowded platforms.
When train stations are closed, customers are directed to the nearest alternative train station or fast and frequent shuttle buses departing from Newcastle city centre, where customer service teams are responsible for crowd control.
He said: “The bus companies provide more than 50 buses and drivers, which means they not only serve tube stations and city centers but also serve places like Cramlington and Low Fell that the tube doesn’t reach. ”
“Customers can travel on both metro and shuttle buses using the same round-trip tickets or day tickets to make things as easy as possible at the end of a promising Saturday night.”
Information on all transportation services for the Summer Stadium concerts can be found on the Nexus website.
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