U2's performance at the Cape Town Stadium this Friday (18 February) is easily the biggest show the city will see this year. We've put together a handy guide for both concertgoers and non-concertgoers alike. This guide contains details of how to get to the stadium and what will happen when you're there. We've also included details on the planned road closures, train and shuttle services and a list of objects not permitted at the stadium.
We have tried as hard as possible to make sure that our details are correct, but we cannot be held liable for errors that appear here or last-minute changes made by organisers.
Show date: Friday, 18 February
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Gates open at 4.30pm
Amadou & Marium go on at 8pm
Springbok Nude Girls are scheduled to play at 8.45pm
U2 will go on 9.30pm
The show is expected to end before midnight.
The traffic management plan to Cape Town Stadium will replicate the one used during the World Cup. With approximately 70 000 fans expected for the concert, be aware that the transport, entry and exit systems will be under pressure. Fans are encouraged to be patient and allow enough transport and entry time so as not to miss the show.
The Fan Walk will be open from around 3.30pm, and capacity crowds are expected. Some of the highlights of the 2.4km stretch include print murals depicting U2's illustrious history, a stage with a screen at St Andrews Square for DJs and various rock bands appearing from a roof on Somerset Rd, emulating the video of the U2 hit Where the Streets Have No Name. Other elements will include sky-beams, cyber stilt-walkers, a marching band and mist-tunnels.
All fans are urged to use the Park-n-Rail and Park-n-Ride facilities. These services are free for fans with a U2 concert ticket.
Travelling by car to the concert is not recommended. No public parking is allocated near the stadium, and illegally parked vehicles will be towed and a traffic fine issued. In addition, all motor vehicle access roads in the vicinity of the stadium will be closed from 6am on Thursday 17 February.
If you are catching a lift with somebody who is not attending the concert, be aware that the only "formal" drop-and-go point for the U2 concert is on DF Malan Drive opposite the Artscape Theatre.
If you feel that you have to drive, parking is available at the following areas:
On-street parking in the CBD. No extra security will be provided, and normal tariffs will apply until 6pm on Friday, when on-street parking becomes free of charge.
The V&A Waterfront has approximately 3500 parking bays available to the general public. Parking charges will apply. Be aware that traffic in the area is expected to be severely congested and several road closures are in effect around the area.
The Park-n-Rail facilities are situated near or at rail stations. While most areas have free parking, some have a nominal fee attached. All venues will have security provided from 2pm until 30 minutes after the last train has left the station, and some venues will have 24-hour security.
Find a list below of the rail stations, the locations of the bus shuttle park-and-rides, parking fees and operational hours – if applicable - on the next page.