Ed Sheeran in Cardiff 2022 - How to get tickets, who's the support act, where can I park?

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Ed Sheeran fans are in for a treat as the singer-songwriter is set to play in Cardiff as part of his upcoming tour.

The world famous artist will perform at the Principality Stadium for three nights on Thursday 26 May, Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May, 2022.

The tour is in support of his fifth studio album, = ("equals").

  • How can I get tickets?

Additional tickets for each of his Cardiff concerts went on sale from 10:00 on April 29.

Tour organisers are urging fans to only buy tickets from their approved sellers - ticketmaster.co.uk, seetickets.com, gigantic.com, Axs.com, alttickets.com, Myticket.co.uk and eventtravel.com.

A paperless ticketing system will also be in operation, meaning the payment card used to originally purchase tickets will gain you admission to the show on the day. More details can be found here.

Ed Sheeran will play three gigs in Cardiff at the end of May. Credit: PA
  • Who's the support act?

Singer-songwriter Maisie Peters is a supporting act.

Her debut studio album You Signed Up for This, released under Ed Sheeran's own record label, was released in August 2021.

In an Instagram post shared after the first night of the tour in Dublin, Maisie wrote: "I used to murder lego house in my bedroom when I was 15 and dream of going to see an Ed Sheran show, and now I'm part of it."

  • Will there be road closures?

Yes, full road closures will be in operation in Cardiff city centre between 4:30pm until 12:30am on both Thursday 26th and Friday 27th, and between 2:00pm until 12:30am on Saturday May 28th.

From 7am, access to Scott Road and Park Street will be managed to ensure vehicles do not park in the road closure area.

The following roads will be partly closed as part of the full city centre road closure: Kingsway, Cowbridge Road East, Tudor Street, Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street.

The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle St, High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road.

Station Terrace and Guildford Street from the junction with Newport Road to the junction with Churchill Way will be access for buses only during the times of the road closures. This is to ensure that there is reliable access for buses to the satellite points in Churchill Way.

  • Where can I park?

The road closures mean many of the city centre car parks may be inaccessible. However, there is event parking available at Sophia Gardens and the Civic Centre.

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled parking is also available at various private car parks.

Park & Ride facilities will also be provided and is easily accessible via the M4, leaving at junction 33, and travelling down the link road (A4232).

Buses will be running to and from the city centre every 10 minutes before the concerts begin. Cost: £10 payable on the day – card payments are now available.

  • Trains, buses and taxis

Transport for Wales is running a full timetable and no trains will be affected, but services are expected to be very busy.

Bus services will be diverted while the city centre road closures are in place, whilst National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

St Mary Street taxi rank will be closed at the same time that the road closures are put in place. However, you are still allowed to walk and cycle unrestricted.