After a hugely successful show at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, Lady Gaga will be bringing her Born This Way Ball to the Cape Town Stadium tonight. For all the Little Monsters, we've put together a handy guide to help you make the most of your concert experience... And for the rest of Cape Town, we've included a list of road closures to make sure you don't get stuck!
Gates open: 5pm
Lady Starlight: 6.30pm to 7pm
The Darkness: 7.15pm to 8pm
Lady Gaga: 8.30pm to 10.40pm
Collect your tickets before the show - no tickets are available for collection from the stadium.
Planning to dress up for the show? Check out our Lady Gaga gallery for inspiration! Otherwise: Dress comfortably, bring a jersey, and leave the ten-inch stilettos to Gaga!
- Mobile phone with fully charged battery
- Adequate cash to purchase food and drink at the venue (no ATMs or card machines on site)
- Photo ID if you intend to purchase alcohol.
- Food or drink – including soft drinks – refreshments are available in the venue
- Skateboards, scooters, roller blades or bicycles
- Flags or banners that could obstruct the view of other concertgoers
- Objects that could hinder/distract the performers and concertgoers: ie. Laser pointers, flashlights, whistles, horns, loud hailers or musical instruments
- Professional cameras (ie. Cameras with long lenses), digital recording and broadcast devices
- Braais, camping chairs, cooler boxes
No parking at – or around – the stadium will be made available to the general public.
Instead, concertgoers can:
- Use public transport to the Civic Centre bus station to catch the free event shuttle to the stadium
- Park in the City Bowl and use the event shuttle
- Park at the V&A Waterfront and walk to the stadium
However, be aware that traffic into and out of the Waterfront on concert days is usually heavily congested – so factor this into your concert-day plans!
You can also catch a train to the Cape Town terminal and walk to the Stadium from there. The Fan Walk along Somerset Road in Green Point will be open, but please note that part of the route will be open to traffic.
Additionally, there are three event shuttles are available to valid ticket-holders:
- Stadium Shuttle - between Civic Centre and Stadium.
First bus leaves the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard at 5pm. Thereafter a bus will leave every 15 minutes or when full.
The service will continue during the event, and the last bus from the Stadium will leave at 12.15am.
- Hout Bay Shuttle – between Kronendal Primary School and Stadium.
First bus leaves Kronendal at 5pm. Thereafter a bus will leave every 15 minutes or when full.
Last bus to the Stadium leaves at 8pm.
First return bus departs from York Road at 11.15pm and the last leaves at 12.15am.
- UCT Shuttle – between UCT and Civic Centre
First bus from the UCT Upper Campus to the Civic Centre bus station in Hertzog Boulevard leaves at 5pm. Thereafter a bus will leave every 15 minutes or when full.
Last bus to the Civic Centre leaves at 8pm.
First return bus leaves from the Civic Centre at 11.30pm, and the last leaves at 12.30am.
Limited special Metrorail, MyCiTi and event shuttle services will be available after the concert, from 11.30pm to midnight or 12.15am, depending on the line. For a full list of these services – which will be free on presentation of a valid concert stub – you can check out the City of Cape Town's Lady Gaga transport plan.
Further enquiries may be directed to the Transport Information Centre, contactable on 0800 65 64 63.
AT THE CONCERT
Gates are expected to open at 5pm, and all fans will be subjected to security checks before entering the venue. This may include having your bags searched and your body patted down to check for concealed weapons and other illicit material and items prohibited in the stadium. Please note, that depending on the time and number of people, these checks may take some time. Big Concerts advises fans to enter the Stadium before 7pm to make sure they do not miss any of the show.
Once you have entered the Stadium precinct, you may not leave again. However, there are ample toilet facilities on site and food and drink is available for purchase at the Stadium. Note that the drinks' counters – which sell no hard liquor – in particular are always extremely busy. Make sure you have cash and ID in hand to speed up the process. The bar is open from when the gates are opened, and will close an hour before the end of the performance – unless otherwise instructed by safety officials.
And speaking of safety… No stage-diving, moshing, climbing or crowd-surfing is permitted at the venue. Fans are encouraged to adopt "appropriate standards of behaviour" – and fans that are particularly rowdy or acting dangerously can be refused admission to or be removed from the venue.
There are medical personnel on standby at the event in case of injury. If you or a fellow concertgoer is injured, follow the signage or ask an usher for directions.
If you find lost property, please hand it in to one of the security managers at the main pedestrian entrance. All lost items can be identified and collected from the Big Concerts office after the show.
Waterkant: Lower Burg Street and Buitengragt. Full closure, 4pm to 11.59pm
Fritz Sonnenberg Road: Metropolitan Golf Club to McDonalds entrance. Full closure, 6am to 11.59pm.
Fritz Sonnenberg Road: McDonalds entrance to Granger Bay Boulevard. Full closure, 2pm to 11.59pm.
Fritz Sonnenberg Road: Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard. Full closure, 6am to 11.59pm
Granger Bay Boulevard: Beach Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard. Full closure, 2pm to 11.59pm
Fort Wynyard Road: Portswood Road and Granger Bay Boulevard. Full closure, 2pm to 11.59pm
Vlei Road: Green Point Cricket Club entrance and Fritz Sonnenberg Road. Full closure, 6am to 11.59pm
Vlei Road: Helen Suzman Boulevard and Fritz Sonnenberg Road. Full closure, 2pm to 11.59pm
Stephan Way: Hamiltons Rugby Club and Fritz Sonnenberg Road. Full closure, 2pm to 11.59pm
Beach Road: Portswood Road and Haul Road. Full closure, 10pm to 11.30pm
Portswood Road: Helen Suzman Boulevard and Beach Road. Northeast bound only, 10pm to 11.30pm
Somerset Road: Ebenezer Road and Chiappini Street. Southeast bound (citybound) only. 4pm to 11.59pm
Somerset Road: Buitengragt and Chiappini Street. Full closure, 4pm to 11.59pm
Main Road: Ebenezer Road and York Road. Bi-directional traffic, 4pm to 11.59pm
Main Road: York Road and Ebenezer Road. Southeast bound only, 4pm to 11.59pm
Ebenezer Road: Prestwich Street and Somerset Road. Local access only - no through traffic. 4pm to 11.59pm
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*While we have tried to make sure that all information is accurate, we cannot be held liable for errors here or last minute changes by organisers. It is in your best interests to cross-check with information provided by the City of Cape Town and Big Concerts.