• GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ED SHEERAN SET FOR THREE MASSIVE SHOWS AT ANZ STADIUM

07 Mar 2018

  • Fans will flock to ANZ Stadium for Ed Sheeran’s ÷ World Tour concerts on Thursday 15 March, Friday 16 March and Saturday 17 March;
  • There will be multiple events in Sydney Olympic Park over the three days, with as many as 100,000 fans anticipated in the precinct each evening;
  • Fans are strongly encouraged to use public transport to Olympic Park, with return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses included in all Ed Sheeran tickets;
  • All music fans are advised to arrive early to allow for the security screening process when entering the Stadium and to only drive to the Sydney Olympic Park precinct if they have pre-booked parking.

Julian Keith

ONE of the most hotly anticipated tours in recent memory will have fans flowing through the turnstiles of ANZ Stadium when Ed Sheeran plays three mammoth concerts from 15-17 March.

In an astonishing achievement, the Australian and New Zealand leg of the ÷ Tour has sold over 1 million tickets, surpassing the previous record of 950,000 sales set by Dire Straits during their 1986 tour.

Ed's trio of record-setting shows sets up a historic week of entertainment in Sydney with a number of events being staged at Sydney Olympic Park.

The multiple events, combined with some road closures in place for the upcoming Sydney Royal Easter Show, fans are being encouraged to start planning their trip well in advance so as to enjoy this once-in-a-generation concert experience.

Fans can plan their trip on the Transport for NSW event page here

The good news is that the Sydney Olympic Park precinct was built for blockbuster crowds and events, and the precinct will be pumping with international-themed pop-up food stalls; cafes, bars and restaurants open both before and after the event; and red-carpet welcomes and photo walls.

In the countdown to this special week in Sydney entertainment history, here is everything you need to know for Ed Sheeran’s ÷ World Tour shows and the bumper week of events at Sydney Olympic Park:

DON'T MISS A BEAT . . . SHOW TIMINGS FOR ALL NIGHTS:

  • Gates Open: 4:30pm
  • Ryan McMullan: 6:30pm
  • Missy Higgins: 7:30pm
  • Ed Sheeran: 8:45pm

Head here and pick your show to see all the latest details on the show you're planning to attend.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO THE CONCERT?

With over a quarter of a million people expected to visit Sydney Olympic Park from 15-17 March it's going to be a massive few days.

The good news for Ed Sheeran fans is that tickets to all three shows at ANZ Stadium include return travel on all public transport; including Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, Ferry services and Light Rail services. For the right to travel, concert goers should present their ticket or proof of purchase to a member of transport staff. 

For all the latest transport info, and to plan your trip, visit the Transport for NSW event page here.

Car parks in Sydney Olympic Park will fill on the night, so if you must drive it's vital you pre-book your parking here.

For the best night possible, fans are strongly encouraged to plan their trip well in advance of the day, arrive early and leave plenty of additional travel time. 

SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK IS THE PLACE TO BE IN MARCH!

Sydney Olympic Park will be cranking on 15-17 March with around 100,000 people in the Park for multiple events each day, including concerts at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena featuring Country & Western singer Luke Bryan (Fri 16 March) and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars (Sat 17 March).

With a number of restaurants, cafes, bars and pop-up food stalls open in the Park pre and post-concert you can make a whole night of it. Head here for the full list of permanent eateries available in Sydney Olympic Park.

Keep an eye out for a host of concert-themed activations in Sydney Olympic Park for you and your mates to enjoy on the night! 

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY AT ANZ STADIUM

Public safety is our No.1 priority at ANZ Stadium.

The Stadium works closely with NSW Police and other authorities to identify risks at all events.

A high NSW Police and Security presence will be in place for the concert, both inside ANZ Stadium and throughout the Sydney Olympic Park precinct before, during and after the event.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and leave additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium. This process will include mandatory bag searches and personal checks.

Only small bags (no larger than 30cm x 40cm) are permitted into ANZ Stadium for events, and all bags will be checked by security. No backpacks will be permitted into the venue for this event. Fans should arrive without bags if possible.

See something/Say something: Please report any unusual or suspicious behaviour or unattended items to Customer Service staff, Police or Security.

Thank you for helping us provide a safe environment for this great event.

UNAUTHORISED TICKET SELLERS

Remember Ticketek is the ONLY authorised ticketing agent for this event. To ensure you don’t end up with invalid tickets, DO NOT buy them through any unauthorised re-sellers such as Viagogo, Ticketmaster Resale, Tickets, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia, Ticket Merchant, Ticket Blaster, Ticket Bis, Queenoftickets, etc.

ANZ Stadium has no obligation to honour tickets bought from any agent other than Ticketek.

We don’t want anyone to miss out on what is sure to be an awesome night, so spread the word and enjoy the concert!