All you need to know ahead of Take That Norwich concert
From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know as Take That make a triumphant return to Norwich.
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald are coming to Carrow Road on Thursday May 30, following two unforgettable nights at the stadium in summer 2017.
The 52-date tour kicked off at Sheffield Arena on April 12 and follows their new album Odyssey which celebrates their greatest hits.
What can I expect at Take That?
Expect a massive party, packed with crazy costumes and amazing light displays, as the trio come to Carrow Road.
The concert will feature all their chart-topping hits across three decades after the release of the Odyssey compilation album in November last year.
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The band have recreated the album artwork as a life-size 30 tonne, 35 metre diameter sphere which takes centre stage throughout the show.
Whereas last time around the stage was constructed in the middle of the pitch, this year it will be at the Barclay end with standing and seating tickets available.
Norwich soul and rock choir Invidia Voices will also be joining Take That on stage at their Carrow Road date after the band discovered them on YouTube.
What are the timings at the gig?
The gates will open at 5.30pm, support Act Rick Astley, best known for hit single Never Gonna Give You Up, will be on at 7.30pm and Take That take to the stage at 8.30pm.
What is the setlist?
If you don't have the patience to wait until the main event then you're in luck.
- Greatest Day
- It Only Takes a Minute
- These Days
- Could It Be Magic
- Everything Changes
- Out of Our Heads
- A Million Love Songs
- Love Ain't Here Anymore
- Cry (Sigma cover)
- Said It All
- How Deep Is Your Love?
- The Flood
- Back for Good
- Get Ready for It
- Never Forget
- Relight My Fire
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Food is not permitted, as there are concessions within the event.
You may bring one bottle of drink per person (in a plastic bottle no larger than 500ml) and please note that alcohol is not permitted.
There will be a wide range of food and alcoholic and soft drinks available to buy.
A cash machine will be in place near the South Stand, and there are cash machines available at Morrison's and the train station, which are both a short walk away.
Can I bring a bag to the event?
If it is necessary to bring a bag, ensure it is as small as possible. Nothing larger than size A4 will be permitted.
All bags are subject to a search so please avoid bringing what you can as this will speed up your entry to the concert.
Please note there is no left luggage facility.
What items are prohibited at the event?
Laptops/tablets, umbrellas, canned drinks/glass bottles, fireworks/flares, plastic containers over 500ml, air horns/aerosols, laser pens, professional cameras/camcorders, flags/banners with poles, food not bought at stadium outlets, any bags bigger than A4 size, solid containers/flasks.
Will there be extra trains and buses?
Greater Anglia has confirmed extra trains will be running on the night of the Take That concert in Norwich:
Additional trains, with extra carriages, will run and the last train times have been revised to coincide with the end of the concert.
The last planned services are:
- 10.50pm Norwich to Lowestoft (re-timed from 10.40pm) calling at Brundall, Cantley, Reedham, Haddiscoe, Somerleyton, Oulton Broad South and Lowestoft.
- 10.52pm Norwich to Cambridge (re-timed from 10.40pm) calling at Wymondham, Attleborough, Thetford, Brandon, Ely, Cambridge North and Cambridge.
- 11.05pm Norwich to Sheringham (re-timed from 10.45pm) calling all stations.
- 11.10pm Norwich to Great Yarmouth (re-timed from 11pm) calling at Brundall, Lingwood, Acle and Great Yarmouth.
- 11.05pm Norwich to Ipswich calling at Diss, Stowmarket and Ipswich.
Greater Anglia is warning passengers that there are still likely to be large queues and very busy trains, because of the expected numbers of people travelling.
To avoid queueing to buy tickets, passengers are advised to get them in advance online or via the Greater Anglia app to reduce their waiting times at the station.
First Bus has confirmed extra buses will be running a late night service and standard ticket prices will apply:
Sprowston: Pink Line service 11 will depart Castle Meadow stand CD at 11.18pm.
Hethersett, Wymondham and Attleborough: Turquoise Line service 13B will depart St Stephens Street stand BP at 11.10pm.
Old Catton: Orange Line services 22/22A will depart Castle Meadow stand CF at 11pm and 11.30pm.
West Earlham and Bowthorpe: Orange Line services 22A will depart Castle Meadow stand CT at 11.20pm.
Heartsease, Thorpe St Andrew and Dussindale: Red Line service 23 will depart Riverside Road (near rail station) at 10.53pm.
Dereham Road and Costessey: Red Line service 23A will depart Castle Meadow stand CT at 11pm.
City centre, Unthank Road and UEA: Blue Line service 25 will depart from Thorpe Road (outside rail station) at 11.05pm and 11.45pm.
City centre, Earlham Road and UEA: Blue Line service 26 will depart from Thorpe Road (outside Rail Station) at 10.50pm and 11.20pm.
Drayton High Road and Thorpe Marriott: Yellow Line service 28 will depart from Castle Meadow stand CB at 11.13pm.
Aylsham Road, Hellesdon and Horsford: Purple Line service 36 will depart Castle Meadow stand CD at 11.13pm.
Konectbus are also operating a late night service:
Airport, Harford and Thickthorn Park & Ride will operate later to cater for this event.
Buses will operate frequently between 11pm and 12am from Norwich Bus Station which is a 20 minute walk from Carrow Road stadium.
People heading into the city centre will be able to alight on Castle Meadow as usual and walk to Carrow Road stadium. Special fares will be in operation on route 501 (Airport & Thickthorn) and route 502 (Harford) for passengers wishing to use the later evening journeys.
The return fares will be: Adult £5, 16-19 £4, Child 3 and Group (max. 5 people) £15.
Fares can either be bought on the bus with cash or on the East Anglia Buses app. There will be employees on hand at Norwich Bus Station between 10pm and 12am to assist and answer queries.
Are tickets still available?
Take That tickets are still available to buy on See Tickets and Ticketmaster and you can purchase hospitality packages on the Norwich City website. For fans wanting to relive the Greatest Day after the concert, Take That's Greatest Hits Live Tour from Principality Stadium, Cardiff will broadcast live into 600 cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Saturday June 8 at 8pm and tickets are available at takethat.com/livecinema