Rihanna will perform at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium on Monday June 10, and tens of thousands of people will descend on Cardiff to watch the pop princess kick off the UK leg of her Diamonds tour.
The singer, one of the world’s biggest pop stars and the most ‘liked’ artist on Facebook, with over 70 million likes, will play a mixture of her greatest hits, as well as songs from her latest album ‘Unapologetic’.
Doors open at 4:30pm at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, but Rihanna fans should arrive in plenty of time as traffic and public transport is likely to be under immense strain.
TRAIN TRAVEL TO RIHANNA CARDIFF CONCERT
If you are travelling to Rihanna’s Cardiff concert by train, then please take note of the following information from First Great Western:
Five additional trains will be provided to help Rihanna concert goers return home from Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, but First Great Western are warning customers to allow plenty of time.
With 60,000 tickets already sold, FGW is to add carriages to trains as well as provide two additional services from Cardiff to Swansea and three additional late night trains to Bristol Temple Meads.
With the last train to Bristol at 23.27 fans are being warned to allow plenty of time to catch the train home as a queuing system will be in place at Cardiff station to help customers to board trains in safety.
Those travelling from further afield are also being reminded to check journey times to prevent missed connections. Final connections along routes are as follows:
Weston / Taunton / Exeter: 22.04 from Cardiff (change Bristol Temple Meads)
Swindon / Reading / London: 21.25 from Cardiff (change BTM)
Bath / Westbury: 22.04 from Cardiff (change BTM)
The queueing system at Cardiff Central Station has left some commuters unhappy in the past, for example, during the London 2012 Olympics when football matches were hosted at the Millennium Stadium. So do leave plenty of time to get to your train, and make sure you speak to a steward if you have any doubts as to which queue you should be in.
For further info visit the First Great Western website.
PARKING FOR RIHANNA CARDIFF CONCERT
Parking restrictions are in place for Rihanna’s concert at the Millennium Stadium.
There will be a small road closure of Westgate Street from 4:00pm to 6:00pm ahead of a full road closure of the city centre including Westgate Street, which will be implemented until approximately midnight.
The route to the front of the rail station – Station Approach in Central Square from its junction with Wood Street – will be closed from 6:00pm to 1:00am, with access for buses to the station being maintained when/if the full closure is not implemented.
Travel and parking is likely to be busy on the day of the Cardiff date of the Rihanna Diamonds Tour , so plan ahead to avoid disappointment.
It’s advisable to park just outside of the town centre and to walk to the concert. There are a number of places to park in Cardiff Bay, around a 15-20 minute walk from the centre, or a short taxi ride (approximately £5).
Alternatively, St David’s car park in the town centre has a large capacity for vehicles, and charges a reasonable rate for long stay.
Parking is available in a number of on-road areas just outside the city centre, but during the daytime these may be restricted to residents, or might be subject to a parking fee.
These places are often used by commuters who work in Cardiff, and are likely to be busy prior to 4:30pm when the doors open at the Millennium Stadium. Your best bet is to find a multi-storey car park within walking distance.
What time will Rihanna be on stage at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff?
Doors: 4:30pm; Support act: 6:00pm; Rihanna (estimated): 7:30pm
Please note that stage times are subject to last minute change from Rihanna and from the venue, so to avoid disappointment, arrive at Rihanna’s Millennium Stadium concert in time for when the doors open at 4:30pm.
For any questions on parking in Cardiff, or directions to the Millennium Stadium on foot or by public transport, feel free to tweet me – @RichTheJourno