Priced at just £5 per person a Priority Plus ticket will guarantee earlier access into the event to pick the best spot, along with access to a dedicated bar area and toilets.
Priority Plus ticket holders will be allowed access to Bents Park first at approximately noon which will be in advance of those queuing for free entry. This will provide ticket holders with the opportunity to choose prime positions within the park to view the afternoon's concert.
For those wishing to arrive later in the afternoon closer to the time of the concert commencing the ticket will still guarantee access. Please be aware however that if you arrive later your viewing position within the park may be towards the rear of the crowd.
How much does the ticket cost and where can I purchase one from?
In person at the Shop @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF. Open Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm, Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm
Please note a postage fee is payable for tickets purchased via Ticketmaster.
Only a limited amount of Priority Plus tickets are available for each concert. They are only available to purchase in advance up until 7 days before the concert.
You cannot purchase a ticket on the day of a concert.
Disabled customers who wish to purchase a Priority Plus ticket should do so from the Shop @ The Word, telephone 0191 424 7788. Those purchasing a ticket will be allocated an additional free Priority Plus ticket if required for a carer.
Is there a charge for children?
Under 5s are allowed free access with a fee paying adult. Those aged 5 and over must pay the £5 charge if requiring priority access.
Are there any special access arrangements for ticket holders?
If you intend to arrive to gain access at noon you should go to Gate 6 which is located on Bents Park Road (please see site plan below). This gate will be distinguished with a yellow flag. Stewards will be on duty and will be able to direct you to this gate if you are uncertain of its location.
If you have a ticket and arrive later you will be able to enter the park via any gate once all gates are opened approx 12.45pm.
In the unlikely event that the concert is cancelled, a full refund will be offered to those that have purchased tickets. Those requesting a refund will need to contact the outlet where the ticket was purchased from i.e. either Ticketmaster or the Visitor Information Centre at The Word.
Please note refunds will not be offered in any other circumstances other than cancellation of the event.