Going To Adele? You Need To Read This!
Helloooo! It's Adele!
And considering she is only in town for two days, you don't want to be late to her incredible concert.
The Gabba will be abuzz on Saturday and Sunday night with 60k people expected to attend the event.
While the venue has been stocking up on 20k glasses of champagne, 40k glasses of wine and 200kg of cheese and crackers, it's the transport issue of getting to and from the event that is likely to cause most headaches.
Thankfully, Translink is have come to the rescue - doubling the number of buses normally needed for a Gaba event.
That's 400 buses dedicated exclusively to the Adele concert.
Meanwhile extra trains have also been scheduled for Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
That doesn't mean it won't still be traffic chaos.
They are advising people to arrive up to three hours early - with gates opening at 5:30pm for a 7:30pm start.
Transport for those heading to the concert is FREE from midday, making it even easier.
What: Adele LIVE
When: Saturday 4th March, 2017 & Sunday 5th March 2017
Gates open: 5:30pm
Show Starts: 7:30pm
Approx run time: 3hrs
WHERE TO CATCH A BUS FROM:
Dedicated buses will depart from the following locations travelling to the Woolloongabba Busway ZStation which is located beside the venue
Eight Mile Plains
CLOSEST TRAIN STATION TO THE GABBA:
The below advice is from Translink:
"If you are travelling to the concert by train, please go to Roma Street station and catch a shuttle bus direct to the venue.
Shuttle buses will operate from outside Roma Street station (Transit Centre) direct to The Gabba.
The shuttles will return to Roma Street after the concert.
Please note: There are limited scheduled train services operating after 11pm on Sunday evening."
HOW TO PLAY YOUR JOURNEY:
You can plan your individual journey via Translink's Journey Planner function.
RANDOM OMG FACTS ABOUT THE EVENT:
23,897 white chairs have been brought into the Gabba to accommodate the huge 60k crowd
18,000 square metres of turf protection have been laid down on the Gabba surface
180 portable toilets have also been added to the venue's current facilities
All crew working on the stage setup have been forced to hand in their mobile phones so no leaks are released
60,000 wine glasses have been brought in
And even more exciting is the 200kg of cheese!
The stage itself is approximately 27 metres high - higher than the canopy of the stadium roof!
96 production and staging semi-trailers have travelled from Perth on a 55 hour commute
2,500 staff members are involved in the setup and smooth running on the night - across catering, roadies, security, customer service and so on.
ALSO the show will go on regardless of rain, hail or shine. So be prepared!