Cape Town Stadium will again be rocked on 7 November 2012 when American rap-rock band Linkin Park takes to the stage for one night only as part of their Living Things World Tour. Linkin Park’s fusion of rap and rock with signature belt-out-loud vocals and instruments has captured millions of fans around the world with chart toppers such as “Crawling”, “In the End” and “Papercut”. To date, Linkin Park has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy Awards. The band was also ranked at No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart by Billboard.
Cape Town Stadium has hosted major concerts and events including U2 and Coldplay, and Manchester United. Lady Gaga and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are also set to respectively light up the stadium in December and February next year.
To accommodate the over 45 000 expected concert-goers, the City of Cape Town will implement a similar transport plan (including park-and-ride facilities) and road closures to the recent concerts.
Fans with tickets to the Linkin Park concert will be able to use a number of free public transport services provided by the City to get to and from Cape Town Stadium. Attendees are encouraged to collect their tickets from Computicket outlets before the day of the concert.
Concert-goers are encouraged to use public transport and make use of the stadium shuttle or fan walk from the CBD to the stadium. This will ease the anticipated high traffic volumes and ensure that fans arrive on time and are able to get home in the shortest possible time after the event.
Below is highlighted information for those planning on using the City’s services to get to the stadium. For the detailed transport plan plus information on road closures, public transport, the MyCiTi Bus services, park and ride facilities as well as how certain public transport services will be affected by road closures, click here.
The MyCiTi service between Civic Centre and Table View bus stations will operate before and after the concert. The standard hours of operation and fares will apply for the Civic Centre to Table View, Waterfront and Gardens routes prior to the concert. After the concert, fans will be able to use the service free of charge on presentation of a valid concert ticket stub. Additional express buses will transport fans between the Civic Centre and Table View bus stations. These buses will not be stopping at any of the stations on this route after the concert. The last bus will depart from the Civic Centre bus station at 00:00 and the last feeder services will depart from the Table View bus station at 01:40.
These are situated at or near rail stations and a nominal fee may be applicable at some of these facilities. Park-and-ride will be available from and to Fish Hoek, Bellville, and Strand with last trains after the event. No special train services or free rides for ticket holders will be provided before the event. Please contact the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 for more information.
Below is listed the road closures which will take effect on 7 November. Public transport services operating in the Green Point and CBD areas may be subject to localised deviations from 14:00 on 7 November 2012.
- Waterkant between Lower Burg Street and Buitengragt (Full closure in both directions 16:00 – 23:59)
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road between Metropolitan Golf Club to McDonalds entrance (Full closure in both directions 06:00 – 23:59)
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road between McDonalds entrance to Granger Bay Boulevard (Full closure in both directions 14:00 – 23:59)
- Fritz Sonnenberg Road between Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard (Full closure inboth directions 06:00 – 23:59)
- Granger Bay Boulevard between Beach Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard (Full closure; Beach Road to Helen Suzman Boulevard 14:00 – 23:59)
- Granger Bay Boulevard between Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road (Full closure; Helen Suzman Boulevard to Beach Road 14:00 – 23:59)
- Fort Wynyard Road between Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard (Full closure in both directions 14:00 – 23:59)
- Vlei Road between Green Point Cricket Club entrance and Fritz Sonnenberg Road (Full closure in both directions 06:00 – 23:59)
- Vlei Road between Helen Suzman Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg Road (Full closure in both directions 14:00 – 23:59)
- Stephan Way between Hamiltons Rugby Club and Fritz Sonnenberg Road (Full closure in both directions 14:00 – 23:59)
- Beach Road between Portswood Road and Haul Road (Full closure in both directions 22:00 – 23:30)
- Portswood Road between Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road (Northeast bound only 22:00 – 23:30)
- Somerset Road between Ebenezer Road and Chiappini Street (Southeast bound (citybound) only 16:00 – 23:59)
- Somerset Road between Buitengragt and Chiappini Street (Full closure in both directions 16:00 – 23:59)
- Main Road between Ebenezer Road and York Road (Bi-directional traffic 16:00 - 23:59)
- Main Road between York Road and Ebenezer Road (Southeast bound only 16:00 - 23:59)
- Ebenezer Road between Prestwich Street and Somerset Road (Local access only - no through traffic 16:00 – 23:59)
For comprehensive and up-to-date transport information contact the City's 24/7 Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63, toll-free from a landline or public pay phone, or visit www.capetown.gov.za.