Countdown begins as fans get set to buy tickets for Beyoncé's Stadium of Light gig - Follow our live ticket blog

Beyonc will perform at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, June 28.

Beyonc will perform at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, June 28.

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Tickets to see one of the biggest names in pop when she kicks off the European leg of her world tour in Sunderland go on sale this morning.

Tickets for Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour concert at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light go on will go on sale to the general public at 9am.

The Wearside date is part of the Formation world tour by Beyonc.

The Wearside date is part of the Formation world tour by Beyonc.

Click here to follow our live blog as thousands of people try to get their hands on their pass to the gig of the year.
The superstar announced her world tour off the back of her Super Bowl half-time show appearance last week, with the Stadium of Light playing host to the star on the opening night of her European leg of the tour on Tuesday, June 28.

Today's sale will follow an exclusive pre-sale for O2 priority customers, which has sold out its allocation.

SAFC’s commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, said: “There is a huge amount of excitement and interest around this concert, which has been reflected in the unprecedented demand for tickets during the pre-sale period.

“With the remaining tickets on sale, we would advise fans to book their tickets as soon as they can as this is set to be the must-see show of 2016.”

Fans are advised to secure their tickets as soon as possible and can purchase in-person from the Stadium of Light ticket office, which will be selling general admission tickets, affording pitch standing /unreserved Tier 1 seating or through the approved ticket agencies.

Reserved seating tickets can only be purchased through approved ticket agents and are not available from the Stadium of Light ticket office.

Fans are also advised that tickets cannot be purchased via SAFC’s telephone hotline or through the club’s website.

Concert hospitality is available to buy now, with all executive boxes alongside the Montgomery Suite and Quinn’s Sports Bar already sold out.

Limited Gold, Diamond and Platinum packages are still available for fans to guarantee their ticket to this must-see show.

Fans began queuing at the stadium from 5pm yesterday, with special provisions put in place to ensure public safety.

Queuing has been housed within the Carling and East stands of the stadium, protecting fans from the elements.

HOW TO BUY

Tickets will go on sale at 9am and will be available from the Stadium of Light ticket office and approved ticket agents.

Stadium of Light sales information:

The Stadium of Light will offer General Admission (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) tickets only to personal callers, priced at £73.50 and a limited number of Gold Circle tickets at £108.50.

All sales are subject to a £4 booking fee per ticket, unless payment is made in cash.

Tickets cannot be purchased from the Stadium of Light box office by telephone or online.

Tickets are available from the stadium’s box office to in-person purchasers only.

Ticket agents:

General admission tickets (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) £73.50. Tier 2 reserved seats £73.50 and £108.50 and Tier 3 reserved seats £43.50/ £63.50/£73.50. All tickets are subject to a booking fee. Golden Circle tickets are priced at £108.50.

Online at www.livenation.com www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 0844 8440444 and www.beyonce.com

Wheelchair and special needs patrons:

Tickets for wheelchair and special needs patrons are available by telephone from SAFC, tel. (0191) 551 5004 or ticket.office@safc.com
Important information:

Young people aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 and no unaccompanied youngsters aged 14 or under will be permitted entry to the venue.

There is a limit of eight tickets per purchaser in place.

HOSPITALITY

Demand for this show is expected to be exceptionally high. Visit www.safcconcerts.com or call 0871 911 1555 or email beyoncehosp@safc.com to find out more information or to make an expression of interest for our exciting new concert hospitality concept.

Existing SAFC hospitality customers should contact the club immediately to reserve their package.

HILTON GARDEN INN

A new 141 bedroom Hilton Garden Inn will open adjacent to the Stadium of Light in April 2016. For more information or to make a room reservation call (0191) 551 5110 or email Catherine.graham@hilton.com, prompt booking advised.