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Westpoint apologises for Elton John traffic chaos

Westpoint has apologised to Elton John fans who couldn't get to tonight's concert on time because of traffic problems around the Exeter venue. Some reported being stuck in jams for up to four hours.

We are extremely sorry for the long delays people have experienced getting here tonight. A mixture of issues have contributed to the traffic. With regards to refund requests, customers will need to contact the box office they purchased the tickets through in the morning.

– Westpoint, Exeter

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Elton John back to perform in Cornwall after 30 years

Sir Elton John will be performing at the Eden Project tonight. Credit: Newspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

The excitement is building as Cornwall prepares to welcome one of the biggest names in rock to its biggest music venue, the Eden Project, tonight.

It will be the first time Sir Elton John has performed in Cornwall in 30 years, and it's no surprise the event's 6,000 tickets were snapped up in minutes when they went on sale last December.

He's at the Eden Project for two nights as part of the attraction's summer session of concerts. Last time it was the Cornwall Coliseum, which has since been demolished.

We'll be at Eden live tonight, bringing you all the excitement from what is set to be one of the highlights of the Eden Sessions' 13-year history.

Sir Elton joins an illustrious list of more than 70 acts who have performed here since they began in 2002.

Eden Project founder Tim Smit speaking to ITV West Country's Ian Axton next to the stage where Elton John is performing tonight. Credit: ITV News

Sorry not the hardest word? Elton apologises to steward

Sir Elton John performing in 2014. Credit: Newspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

Elton John caused a stir in Gloucester last night, after making a female steward at Kingsholm Stadium cry.

The 68-year-old music legend lost his temper after stewards appeared to ban fans from waving, and singled out the woman for a string of foul-mouthed abuse - after which she walked off crying.

I came here to play music, now all you stewards down there, especially the woman in the pony tail, f**king lighten up will you? These people have come to hear music and if they want to put their hands in the air let them. This is not f**king China, so piss off. You've got a f**king uniform on and you think you're Hitler and you're not. You can piss off! I mean really. Don't have any sympathy with her, this is a concert ok?

– Elton John

After outrage from the crowd and another song the singer apologised and brought her on stage to give her a hug and share his piano stool with her.

Opinion has been divided on Twitter about the star's behaviour, with some agreeing with what he did and others praising the concert but criticising the outburst.

Elton John to play Gloucester rugby stadium

Elton John performing in Poland earlier this month Credit: PA

It's been announced that Elton John and his band are to play Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester next year as part of their European tour.

The concert on Sunday 7 June will be the rock star's first ever performance in Gloucester. It will feature classics from his five-decade-long career.

I am very much looking forward to playing my first show in Gloucester. My drummer, Nigel Olsson, and guitarist, Davey Johnstone, have been with me since 1970 and 1972 respectively and we all have such fond memories of our early shows in the area.

The fans there have always shown a great love for my music and my band and I can't wait to bring our show to Kingsholm Stadium. I promise it will be worth the wait and am sure we will all have a fantastic time.

– Elton John

Gloucester Rugby's Chief Executive says the club couldn't be more excited about the gig.

We have held some successful concerts at the stadium in the past but this really enhances our reputation as a venue for top quality acts and will be part of an exciting year for the club, culminating with hosting four fixtures as part of Rugby World Cup 2015 later in the year.

– Stephen Vaughan, Gloucester Rugby's CEO

Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 November at 9am.

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