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Gate Guide: Summer Series Concerts

Ashton Gate Stadium will welcome Rod Stewart, Take That, Muse and the Spice Girls to Bristol throughout the months of May and June.

Sir Rod Stewart is first to perform at Ashton Gate Stadium, the home of Bristol Bears and Bristol City, on Wednesday, May 22nd and here’s your easy guide for what to expect.


1:00pm - Ashton Road closure

3:00pm - Fan Village open

3:00pm - Rod Stewart Box Office open

3:00pm - Official merchandise on sale in Fan Village

4:00pm - Hospitality open

7:00pm - Concert starts

10:30pm - Bars close

11:00pm - Concert finishes


There are three entry points; 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 incase of adverse weather.

Bag searches will take place upon arrival, with bags no larger than an A4 size and water bottles (500ml or smaller) in a transparent plastic bag being permitted entry. Umbrellas will not be allowed.

There will be several access points to the pitch, when the doors open. These entrances are located throughout the concourse and will be clearly signposted. Wristbands will be checked upon entry of the pitch. Once the concert starts the access points into the concourse will be A8 & A9 until the end of the show.

There are two bars located on the pitch for drinks service.


The Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Pizzeria will be open from 3pm. To book a table in the pizzeria on the day of the concerts please email: 

The Coffee Shop will open at 3pm and will be serving a variety of sweet treats as well as hot drinks and cocktails!

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

  • Thatcher’s Rose Bar
  • The Gin Club & The Cocktail Bar
  • Viva Mexico
  • Feed the Goat by Tastaragga

Ashton Gate Stadium operates a ‘Challenge 25’ so please ensure you bring valid photo ID. Please note that there are no cash machines on site, however most bars will operate contactless payments.

There are many vegetarian and vegan food options in both the Fan Village and inside the Stadium concourse; including vegan curry, vegetarian pasties, vegetarian Mexican options as well as many more.


The Fan Village will open at 3pm, and will see live music played by The Plash Pans as well as many food and drinks outlets.


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.


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