What are the stage times for Beyoncé in Sunderland?

Organisers have released the timetable for the Queen Bee's performance at the Stadium of Light as the countdown begins.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 10:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 12:03 pm
Beyonce on stage in Miami.

Beyoncé will begin the European legs to the Stadium of Light for the European opening night of her Formation World Tour, on Tuesday 28 June.

Key times for the event have now been released:

7am – road closures around stadium site in place

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2pm – External courtyards open

4pm - Stadium doors open for hospitality guests and early entry ticket holders

4.30pm – Main stadium doors open

7pm – Support show on stage

8pm – Beyoncé on stage

10.15pm – Show closes

The show, which is the headline concert scheduled at the stadium this summer, will see a sell-out audience of over 50,000 descend upon Sunderland and the team at the stadium are committed to ensuring that the huge crowd is well looked after.

More than 2,000 staff will be on duty throughout the stadium to facilitate a mammoth operation, which includes an extensive range of food and beverage options available on the day, including Domino’s pizza, street food marquees, and gin bars.

David Moses, general manager, catering and events, at Sunderland AFC, said: “Every concert we host at the Stadium of Light provides a different crowd dynamic and with the arrival of Beyoncé, we have developed a variety of catering options for fans to enjoy on the day.

“This ranges from a street food marquee which will serve up Texan and American grill dishes such as pulled pork nachos and churros and chocolate sauce, to a unique gin bar.

“We have gathered a vast amount of experience over the years in dealing with large scale catering operations and we are relishing welcoming fans from across the UK and further afield for the opening night of Beyoncé’s European tour.”

With stadium courtyards open from 2pm, concert-goers will have plenty of time to enjoy the facilities on offer ahead of what is set to be one of the most spectacular shows ever send on Wearside.