Rod Stewart will play an open-air gig in a purpose-built stadium at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre tonight.
Social media lit up when the rock legend announced the only Scottish date of his Rod Stewart Live In Concert Tour.
We’ve got answers to all the important questions right here.
When was Rod Stewart last gig in Aberdeen?
Rod last played in Aberdeen, performing to a sell out crowd at Pittodrie – you can read our original review here.
Where else is Rod Stewart performing?
His Aberdeen gig will be his only date in Scotland. Rod will also be performing in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Suffolk, Bolton and Wolverhampton.
What time does the event kick off?
Gates open at 5pm and the entertainment is due to kick off at 7pm. We will receive more information and official timings closer to the show date.
What is he likely to perform?
We are anticipating to hear some of Sir Rod’s golden oldies such as Maggie May, Sailing and You Were it Well and also hits from his new album Blood Red Roses.
What’s going to be the best way to get to and from the gig?
How do I get there and home?
Bus/rail: First Aberdeen runs a Gig ‘n’ Go service to and from the AECC. The Gig ‘n’ Go service picks up customers opposite Primark on Union Street from 4pm and travels to the AECC – making stops along the way at McCombie’s Court, Castlegate, King Street at Morrison’s and King Street at St Machar roundabout.
The available tickets are:
- Gig ‘n’ Go Single – £3 – a single ticket from Aberdeen City Centre to AECC
- Gig ‘n’ Go Day – £5 – a day ticket valid for travel on Gig ‘n’ Go bus, valid until end of normal services (around 1am)
Return Gig ‘n’ Go tickets are also available to purchase from the First Travel Centre at 47 Union Street, Aberdeen.
Gig ‘n’ Go tickets are valid and can also be purchased on First services 1,2 and 20, all of which operate to the AECC area.
The AECC is a 15 minute taxi journey from Aberdeen Train and Bus Stations.
Will there be any road closures ahead of the event for those taking their own cars?
Some roads will be closed at various stages during the Rod Stewart concert. There will be more information once plans are approved.
What about parking at the AECC?
The AECC has about 2,000 parking spaces available for the Rod Stewart outdoor show.
Details regarding pricing and availability are still to be confirmed.
What about security?
Bags will be searched on entry to the event. Backpacks, large bags (including shopping bags over 40cm x 35cm x 19cm) and handbags that can be worn like backpacks are not permitted. Only bring essential items and keep belongings to a minimum.
Will alcohol and food be available?
There will be catering vans operating outside of the arena, as well as a bar area and various food/drink stalls inside the venue throughout the evening. Drinks cannot be brought along to the event.
Are there any age limits?
Under 5s won’t be allowed on site. Anyone under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.