Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is gearing up to take the stage at Glasgow’s Hampden Park for two of the city’s biggest shows this year.
The multi-platinum selling artist will take to the national football stadium on Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17 as part of his + – = ÷ x (pronounced Mathematics) tour.
Both shows are collectively expected to attract over 100,000 fans to the stadium.
Supporting act Dylan will take the stage at 6pm for a half-hour set, followed by Maisie Peters at 7pm – all before Sheeran steps out at 8.15pm and brings the house down for two hours and 15 minutes.
The tour marks the first time he has performed in stadiums since the record-breaking Divide tour in 2017, and will see him play shows across the UK, Ireland, Central Europe and Scandinavia.
He is expected to perform an array of tracks off his upcoming album, ‘=’, like Overpass Graffiti, Bad Habits and Shivers, as well as older hits from throughout his illustrious career.
The show is scheduled to start at 6pm, with gates opening at 4pm – however, fans were warned earlier this week by ScotRail to plan ahead and arrive early.
The train operator said it expected trains to be much busier than normal with people traveling to the concert on both days, and was adding extra carriages to trains from Glasgow Central to Mount Florida and Kings Park, the closest stations to Hampden Park.
It also warned concert-goers that there were no trains scheduled to depart Mount Florida back to Glasgow Central after the shows, due to temporary timetables currently in place. The last train from Mount Florida to Glasgow Central will call at 8.46pm on both Thursday and Friday.
It also advised of a “very limited number” of services departing Glasgow city centre after 11pm.
Hampden Park advised attendees to use public transport where possible to get to the stadium, due to a lack of parking around the venue.
Fans can also make use of multiple bus routes that run directly to the stadium from Glasgow city centre. These buses are numbers 5, 6, 7, 7A, 34, 90 and 31.