Eras Tour Liverpool: Time Taylor Swift gigs must finish at Anfield

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The global superstar will perform three sold-out concerts at the home of LFC.

Taylor Swift is bringing her sold-out tour to Anfield stadium this week, with 150,000 excited fans set to attend her highly-awaited gigs.

The global superstar will perform three sold-out concerts at the home of LFC, on June 13, 14 and 15, with the gates opening at 4.00pm. However, strict rules are in place as to how late the Eras Tour can go on into the night.

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With its usual use as a football stadium, specific guidelines have to be followed by Liverpool FC for Anfield to host major events like Taylor Swift and P!nk later this month. This is done through working with Liverpool Council to secure relevant licences.

To host the Down Bad singer’s sell out performances, as well as other shows past and future, the club has obtained an entertainment and alcohol licence from the local authority. This dictates how and when the gigs can progress.

Taylor Swift will play three nights at Anfield next week. Images: Getty ImagesTaylor Swift will play three nights at Anfield next week. Images: Getty Images
Taylor Swift will play three nights at Anfield next week. Images: Getty Images | Getty

Supported by US rock band Paramore, the show is set to start at 6.15pm and is expected to last three and a half hours. Attendees have been warned in advance that if they arrive earlier than the time stated on their tickets, they may be sent away.

LFC have secured an agreement with Liverpool Council for performances like Taylor Swift to continue up to 11.00pm, which covers any potentials delays to the shows. This is permitted no more than six times a year, which will cover this weekend’s three shows and additional performances by P!nk later this month.

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The 11.00pm deadline is owing to the highly residential area in which Anfield is set. As it is surrounded by housing, timings are set by specific teams in the run up to events like concerts to ensure limited disruption for nearby households. Under these rules, LFC has to cooperate with Liverpool Council to promote safe walking routes to major transport hubs after the event finishes, like Lime Street station and bus stops. This also applies for car parking for ticket holders.

Fans are being advised to avoid driving to the stadium on all three dates, due to limited parking availability, and encouraged to make use of public transport services such as Stagecoach’s direct shuttle bus.

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