The Rolling Stones highly anticipated Anfield Stadium show is finally here.
The legendary band’s performance is part of a celebratory tour to mark their 60th anniversary in the music industry, with the band first being formed in 1962. Original members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood get after the death the company of drummer Steve Jordan. by Charlie Watts last summer.
On the Rolling Stones SIXTY tour, the rock icons will visit a number of well-known European destinations, including Munich, Milan, Amsterdam, London and Liverpool. The band’s performance in Liverpool takes place tonight and will be the band’s first performance in the city since 1971.
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They are joined by Liverpool’s very own Echo & The Bunnymen, formed in 1978. The Killing Moon hitmakers will take the stage at 7.30pm, with The Rolling Stones following later. They’re ready to surprise lucky cardholders with renditions of hits like You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Paint It Black, Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter and more.
The Rolling Stones perform tonight at Anfield Stadium; Thursday 9 June, a location without cash, both internally and externally. Here’s everything you need to know before the gig:
There are a number of items that are prohibited at the event. The full list of prohibited items is as follows:
- bum bags
- cinch bags
- computer bags, camera bags or other bags that are larger than the allowed size
- coolers of any size, soft or hard
- audio or recording equipment such as iPads, tablets, computers, etc.
- glass, including aftershave and perfume bottles
- weapons, or anything that could be considered a weapon
- laser pointers
- jewelry with studs
- long chains on purses/purses
- professional cameras or cameras with detachable lenses
- selfie sticks
- drugs/illegal substances/legal highs/laughing gas/psychoactive substances etc
- anything considered inappropriate or offensive, including clothing
Guests are also requested not to bring any bags to the concert. For all performances, guests are only allowed to carry bags that are no larger than 30cm x 15cm x 30cm (10in x 10in). Anfield Stadium also operates cashless.
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The outlook for today, Thursday, June 9, is currently dry according to the Met Office. After a sunny start, it will become cloudy towards the end of the morning. By 1pm there is a 50% chance of rain until 5pm, when it drops to just 105.
When the gates open at 4pm, the temperature will be around 16 degrees, rising to 17 degrees all evening before dropping to 15 degrees by 11pm. The pollen count is also expected to be very high. The sunset is at 9:38 PM.
Going to Anfield Stadium
Anfield Stadium is based at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, L40TH. There are a number of ways to get to the stadium, but it’s best to plan your route in advance. The use of public transport is recommended. If you’re traveling by bus, there are express services that take passengers to and from Anfield and Liverpool city center in around 15 minutes.
The 917 express shuttle bus runs from Commutation Row in the city center every show day from 3:30 PM. You can find more information by clicking here. From the city center there is bus station 26 from Liverpool ONE; 17 from Queen Square bus station or the 917 from Commutation Row straight to the ground. The 68/168, which runs between Bootle and Aigburth, and the 14 and 19 (from Queen Square) stop a short walk from the ground.
The concert bus runs from Sandhills Station, on the Merseyrail Northern Line, to Anfield for all concerts at Anfield. On the show day, the Concertbus will run from 4.30 pm. You can find more information by clicking here.
If arriving by train from outside Liverpool, Lime Street station is 2 miles from Anfield. Every show day from 1:30 PM, LFC has a dedicated fan support team at the station to direct fans to the most convenient transportation services, including buses. Taxis are also available from Lime Street.
If you are traveling by train within the Liverpool area, Merseyrail offers regular services at 67 stations in Merseyside. Passengers can get scheduled services to Liverpool from Ellesmere Port, Chester, West Kirby and New Brighton on the Wirral Line and Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby and Hunts Cross on the Northern Line.
Cardholders can also take advantage of park-and-ride. Several Merseyrail stations have parking spaces – which are described here.
There will be a number of road closures during the event. Walton Breck Road is closed from noon to noon (midnight).
Anfield Road is a dead end due to LFC’s expansion of the stadium on Anfield Road. There will be bus diversions for local residents – all the latest information for residents can be found here on LFC’s local residents hub.
Parking at Anfield Stadium
There is no parking at the stadium. If you are traveling by car, it is recommended to use car parks in the city center. An express shuttle bus (the 917) is available from Commutation Row to the stadium and runs 30 minutes before the stadium gates open.
There is a limited number of disabled parking spaces available at Stanley Car Park and must be reserved in advance. Parking can be pre-booked by contacting the LFC Disability Team at email@example.com. There are disabled drop-off and pick-up areas on Arkles Lane and Gilman Street, serving both sides of the stadium.
There are a number of residential streets surrounding the stadium. LFC strongly discourages cardholders from parking on residential streets, as parking enforcement will apply during concerts and major events. Any wrongly parked car will be fined.
The Rolling Stones set list
The set list for the Stones’ performance at Anfield has yet to be confirmed, although it will likely be the same as their recent performance in Munich, Germany, which took place on June 5. The set list was as follows:
- Charlie Watts Tribute
- Street Fighting Man
- 19th nervous breakdown
- Rocks Off
- Rolling dice
- No more time
- Ruby Tuesday (by request/web vote)
- You can’t always get what you want
- Living in a ghost town
- Honky Tonk Women (followed by band introductions)
- Connection (Keith Richards on vocals)
- Slipping Away (Keith Richards on lead vocals)
- Miss you
- Midnight Rambler
- turn me on
- Paint it black
- Sympathetic to the devil
- Jumpin’ Jack Flash
- give me shelter
- (I can’t get no) Satisfaction
- Exodus (song by Bob Marley & The Wailers)
The opening act for The Rolling Stones is Liverpool’s own Echo & The Bunnymen. The band was formed in 1978 in the city.
The original lineup consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bassist Les Pattinson. By 1980, Pete de Freitas had joined as the band’s drummer.
Doors open at 4pm, but the bands won’t take the stage until later in the evening. Echo & The Bunnymen will perform at 7.30 pm.
The Rolling Stones will be on stage at 8:45 PM.
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