Wonderland transformation begins at Carrow Road ahead of Take That’s Norwich dates

Carrow Road, Norwich
. Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

Carrow Road, Norwich . Picture by Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Matthew Usher/Focus Images Ltd

The Wonderland transformation has begun as the building blocks are now being put in place at Carrow Road ready for Take That's Norwich concerts next week.

The opening night of Take That's Wonderland tour at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
Photo: Martin

The opening night of Take That's Wonderland tour at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Photo: Martin Dunning. - Credit: Martin Dunning

Pop superstars Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald are heading to Norwich on June 15 and 16 where they will perform to about 60,000 people over the two nights.

Since the tour opened on May 5 at Birmingham's Genting Arena it has been wowing crowds across the country, with Take That treating fans to a mix of songs from their new Wonderland album and Take That classics.

Take That's Wonderland transports audiences into a colourful dreamlike world full of amazing special effects and carnival fun, and alongside the magic on stage there is lots of preparation work that goes on behind the scenes.

The band still have dates to play in London's The O2 and and Swansea Liberty Stadium before they travel to Norwich, and ahead of the trio taking to the stage at Carrow Road a team of people are now busily preparing the stadium.

Take That are performing at Carrow Road on June 15 and 16. Photo: supplied by DawBell.

Take That are performing at Carrow Road on June 15 and 16. Photo: supplied by DawBell. - Credit: supplied by DawBell


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On Wednesday work began on putting a special covering in place on the pitch ready for the tour's set - including a circular stage designed to look like the band's logo - being installed next Thursday.

After the show finishes in Swansea on Wednesday, thirty trucks carrying the 60 tons of set will drive through the night to Norwich where an army of people will spend the whole of Thursday daytime constructing the staging.

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About 147 tour personnel move around with the show and they are joined by an extra 125 local crew for the load-in/load-out days.

Meanwhile facts and figures for the front of house side of the Norwich dates of the Take That tour include:

Norwich City Football Club's Carrow Road stadium. Picture: Mike Page

Norwich City Football Club's Carrow Road stadium. Picture: Mike Page - Credit: Mike Page

• 2km of barriers to be put in place, the equivalent of 678 barriers

• 53 metres of bars and food kiosks in 'The Village' outside the South Stand for all ticket holders 12pm-5pm and for pitch ticket holders only after 5pm on both days of the show.

• 20 pitch hawkers for food and drink.

• 660 toilets, including 31 disabled toilets.

Take That are coming to Norwich as part of their 2017 tour. Photo: supplied by DawBell PR.

Take That are coming to Norwich as part of their 2017 tour. Photo: supplied by DawBell PR. - Credit: supplied by DawBell PR

The June 16 concert is sold out but there are still tickets available for the June 15 Carrow Road concert. For more information, including how to book tickets for the June 15 show, visit www.takethat.com/live/

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