Elton John's Wollongong fans here's what to bring to the concert

Sir Elton John plays to a Canberra audience in 2007. Picture: Karleen Williams
Sir Elton John plays to a Canberra audience in 2007. Picture: Karleen Williams

Sunday marks a great day in Wollongong history. Since Elton John’s music career began in 1969, he has played more than 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries but on September 24 he will play in the Illawarra for the first time.

More than 20,000 fans will pack WIN Stadium for the open-air spring concert, but what should you bring?

FLASHBACK: Pop singer Elton John performs in Birmingham in 1997. Picture: AP

FLASHBACK: Pop singer Elton John performs in Birmingham in 1997. Picture: AP

COMFORTABLE SHOES – You’ll be dancing all night to songs like “Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting”, “Bennie and the Jets” and “Crocodile Rock” so stilettos may not be the best idea.

AEROGARD – Or some other bug spray or fly swat to shew away the onslaught of Louie the Fly and his cousin Mozzie.

LIGHT JACKET / CARDIGAN – The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast warm temperatures but the venue is right next to the ocean while Elton John won’t be on stage until 6:30pm – when the sun goes down. If you tend to feel the cold, grab a jacket in case the evening sea breeze gets to you.

ID – You’ll need this for ticket collect if you’re grabbing them from the box office, or if you want to have a celebratory drink to cheers Elton.

EFTPOS Card – No need for cash as food and beverage outlets at the venue, WIN Stadium, will have EFTPOS facilities. ATMs will also be available at Gates A,C and D.

CAMERA – Small personal cameras and camera phones are okay. Professional cameras with detachable lenses and all video recording devices are not permitted and likely to be confiscated.

CONCERT TICKETS – You’ll be kicking yourself if you forget these!

What NOT to bring:

  • Fireworks
  • Glass or cans
  • Alcoholic beverages brought from outside the venue
  • Confetti
  • Roller skates or skateboards
  • Horns, trumpets or sirens
  • Umbrella
  • Prams or strollers
  • Oversized banners and flags deemed to cause public nuisance
  • Knives or weapons
  • Commercial cameras and recording equipment including tripods
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