Sir Elton John is set to perform in two concerts at Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol Bears and Bristol City, on Wednesday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 26th 2022.

Here’s your “Guide To The Gate” of what to expect.


2:30pm          Ashton Road and Marsh Road close to traffic (will re-open at 2am)

3.00pm         Shuttle buses start

4:00pm          Fan Village & Hospitality opens

4:00pm          Elton John Box Office open (if you have any Ticketmaster issues go here)

4:30pm          Stadium Bowl opens 

4:30pm          Official merchandise on sale in Fan Village and in Stadium Bowl

6.40pm.         Fans are requested to be in their seats twenty minutes ahead of the concert starting. Once the concert starts

                      you will only be able to enter the stadium bowl from the back of the pitch at A8 & A9 (South Stand end) 

7:00pm          Concert starts. Please note Ashton Gate has no direct control of the artist’s to-stage timing on

                      the day, however we are advised Sir Elton will begin promptly at 7pm.

8.00pm          Winterstoke Road closes. It is due to re-open at midnight.

9:45pm          Concert Ends

11:00pm        Bars & Stadium Close


There is no parking near the stadium site.

Post-Concert – If you have parking included in your VIP Hospitality, you will be able to exit on to Winterstoke Road from the Wickes Car Park but only once it is safe to do so.

This may take around an hour for walking crowds to disperse, so please do not be in a rush to leave at the conclusion of the concert. Take advantage of your hospitality areas which will remain open for an hour after the concert finishes.

Security stewards will marshal your safe exit from the Wickes Car Park.

There are three entry points to the stadium: Gates 1, 2 & 3.

Please make sure that you refer to your ticket which will outline which entrance you should use.

All tickets will be scanned on entry, with wristbands being distributed to pitch-seated tickets. Please make sure that you wear suitable clothing in case of adverse weather. 

Bag searches will take place upon arrival.

Bags must be smaller than an A4 size and water bottles (500ml or smaller) placed in a transparent plastic container. Umbrellas are not permitted.

There will be several access points to the pitch and stewards will be on hand to help you. These entrances are located throughout the concourses and will be clearly signposted. Wristbands will be checked upon entry to the pitch. Once the concert starts the access points into the concourse will be towards the back of the pitch at A8 & A9 – these will be the only access points, until the end of the show. 

There will be a central Official Merchandise stand located at the back of the pitch (South Stand end).


The Independence Sports Bar will be open from 4:00pm serving drinks only.

The Heineken Lounge, on the first floor of the South Stand, will also be open to Sunday’s concert-goers  (on a first-come, first-served basis) from 4.00pm serving drinks only. Access via Heineken Entrance to the right of the Official Merchandise Store and Six O’Clock Gin Bar (normally Kofi Coffee Shop). 

The Coffee Shop will transform into the Six O’Clock Gin Bar and opens at 4:00pm.  


The Fan Village will open at 4.00pm, and will have a variety of food and drink offerings including:

  • Bristol Beer Factory
  • Thatchers Bar
  • Duck wraps
  • Burgers
  • Pulled Pork
  • Fish & Chips
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Six O’Clock Gin Bar
  • Official Merchandise Stands

Inside Ashton Gate Stadium’s concourses, we have a range of bars and food outlets including:

  • Thatcher’s Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Feed the Goat by Tastaragga
  • Jolly Hog (hotdogs/pulled pork)

There are vegetarian and vegan food options in both the Fan Village and inside the Stadium concourse.  Ashton Gate Stadium operates a ‘Challenge 25’ so please ensure you bring valid photo ID.

Please note we are a cashless stadium and there are no cash machines on site.


There is no parking near the stadium. The fastest way to and from the Stadium is Event Special Shuttle Bus services which include free parking (except Route 3). Pre-booking is essential for all services which are highly likely to sell-out before the event. Fans are urged to get to Ashton Gate Stadium early. Full travel information is available below.


For more information take a look at our FAQs, they can be downloaded by clicking below.