Spice Girls at Bristol's Ashton Gate: start time, travel, weather and banned items

The Spice Girls bring their Spice World 2019 tour to Bristol Credit: PA Images

90s pop royalty the Spice Girls will be taking to the stage at Ashton Gate on Monday [June 10], as they continue their long-awaited comeback tour.

Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisolm and Melanie Brown will be reigniting girl power at the home of Bristol City and the Bristol Bears as part of their Spice World tour.

Pop star Jess Glynn will be supporting the band on what will be a special night for fans, with thousands from across the West Country expected to attend.

Tickets have been in high demand but are not yet sold out - so there's still time to get your hands on them before the show on Monday.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get there, where to park, what to take and when it is likely to finish.

What's the weather going to be like?

If you're heading to the venue, be prepared for a soaking.

Rain is expected throughout the afternoon, getting progressively heavier as the evening goes on.

It is worth noting that umbrellas are not allowed into the venue - a full list of banned items can be found at the bottom of the page.

Take a look below for the expected conditions at 7pm when the concert will be well underway.

Bristol is expecting heavy downpours this evening, so wrap up if you're headed to Ashton Gate Credit: ITV News

How do I get to Ashton Gate?

Parking restrictions and road closures mean that shuttle buses are the best way to the concert. Services will run from four sites with free parking around Bristol:

  • Portway P&R

  • Brislington P&R

  • Bristol Temple Meads (no free parking)

  • The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Guests are advised to pre-book these services on the Ashton Gate website. Shuttles will run frequently between 3pm - 7.15pm and for one hour after the event. Public buses are also available, including:

  • M1

  • 24

  • X1, X3a, X8

  • 75 & 76

  • 90

The Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh personalities taken on by the band have become iconic Credit: PA Images

By car:

Ashton Road will be closed from 1pm-2am, while Winterstoke Road will be closed from 9pm-12am.

There is no public parking around Ashton Gate for cars or motorbikes and all blue badge spaces have now sold out.

By taxi:

Anyone taking a taxi is advised to travel via the following locations:

  • Pre-event: Wickes, Winterstoke Road

  • Post-event: Sainsbury’s Car Park, Winterstoke Road

What time does the concert start?


1:00pm - Ashton Road closure

3:00pm - Fan Village open

3:00pm - Official merchandise on sale in Fan Village

5:00pm - Hospitality open

5:00pm - Gates into stadium bowl open

6:00pm - Concert starts

10:30pm - Bars close

11:00pm - Concert finishes

The venue has three entry points: Gates 1, 2 and 3. Guests are advised to check their tickets to see which entrance they should use.

Can I buy food and drink at the venue?

Yes, food and drink will be served at a number of outlets within the ground, including:

  • The Thatcher’s Rose Bar

  • The Gin Club & The Cocktail Bar

  • Viva Mexico

  • Feed the Goat by Tastaragga

Concert-goers are advised there are no cash machines on-site but most vendors will accept card payment.

Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.

The band announced the reunion tour, minus Posh, in 2018 Credit: PA Images

What items can will I NOT be allowed to take in with me?

Bags bigger than an A4 size will not be allowed and guests can only bring in a 500ml bottle of water.

The following items are also forbidden:

  • Glass, cans or flasks

  • Flammable liquids

  • Laser pens and pointers

  • Laptops, iPads and professional cameras

  • Food and drink

  • Umbrellas, signs, flags and inflatables

  • Selfie sticks

  • Air horns and whistles

  • Weapons, fireworks or sprays

Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and Ashton Gate operates a Challenge 25 policy on all sales of alcohol.