Gillette Stadium management is reminding fans attending Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 30, of important ticket holder information and policies in place at the venue. Saturday’s concert is scheduled to begin at a new time of 7:00 p.m. (originally scheduled for 8:00 p.m.). Stadium gates will open at 6:00 p.m.
CLEAR BAG POLICY IN EFFECT
Fans attending the show are reminded that bags larger than a small wristlet or handheld wallet will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium, per the venue’s clear bag policy, which is in effect at all ticketed events. If carrying a bag into the stadium is necessary, there are two options: a clear plastic bag the size of a 1 gallon Ziploc bag or a small wristlet or handheld wallet not exceeding 8” x 5” x 2” (approximately the size of a hand).
Please note that bags larger than the permitted size, including purses, shoulder bags, diaper bags and backpacks, will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium on event day. Further, bags exceeding the permitted size will not be held or stored by the venue and must be returned to a vehicle before entering the stadium. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com/bagpolicy.
Prohibited items at Gillette Stadium include, but are not limited to: selfie sticks, GoPro cameras, camera bags, umbrellas, coolers, fanny packs, outside food and beverage, balloons or beach balls, noisemakers, signs larger than 11 x 17 and any other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate by stadium management. For more information on prohibited items, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com/security-protocol.
METAL DETECTORS AT ALL GATES
Metal detectors are located at all stadium gate entrances. Please remove phones, cameras, and all other large metallic items from your pockets prior to reaching the screening locations to expedite the screening process. Unlike procedures fans may be familiar with at the airport, stadium security will not be asking fans to remove loose change or keys from their pockets and they won’t need to remove their shoes or belts.
ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR TRAVEL TO GILLETTE STADIUM
Stadium officials encourage fans to allow themselves plenty of time when traveling near the stadium. Traffic restrictions will be in place on local roads before and after the show. Fans must use I-95, I-495 or Route 140 to access Route 1 and Gillette Stadium.
Stadium parking lots open at 3:30 p.m. Parking is $40 for cars and motorcycles and $150 for buses, RVs and limos. For more parking information, visit http://gillettestadium.com/patriots-parking.
Gillette Stadium has guest service booths located on the 100- and 300-level concourses at midfield/50-yard line for all stadium events.
GILLETTE STADIUM HOTLINE
If you need immediate assistance during the event, please contact the stadium hotline at (508) 543-8200.
If you require anonymous assistance during the event for behavioral or conduct related matters, please send security operations a text message at (508) 928-3838 or text the word, CONDUCT to 78247 followed by all the relevant details.
While Saturday’s show will mark Coldplay’s first ever performance at Gillette Stadium, the band’s front man, Chris Martin, made his Gillette Stadium debut last September as a surprise guest during Ed Sheeran’s world tour stop in Foxborough. Martin joined the British singer-songwriter on stage to perform Sheeran’s hit single, “Thinking Out Loud” and Coldplay’s hit single, “Yellow.”
The band’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour will feature openers Alessia Cara and Foxes and is nationally promoted by Live Nation. It is also the band’s first world tour since the 2011-2012 Mylo Xyloto Tour, which was seen by more than 3 million people on five continents.
Coldplay’s stop in Foxborough continues Gillette Stadium’s Summer Concert Series, which marks the venue’s busiest concert season to date with nine shows booked this summer. Many of the year’s best performers are taking the stadium stage in 2016, including Beyonce, Luke Bryan, Guns N’ Roses, Kenny Chesney and Bruce Springsteen.
2016 GILLETTE STADIUM UPCOMING SUMMER CONCERTS
DATE EVENT TIME
Aug. 26 & 27 Kenny Chesney Spread The Love Tour 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 Bruce Springsteen The River Tour 7:30 p.m.
Coldplay is a British rock band formed in 1998. The band released its smash hit, “Yellow,” and their debut album, “Parachutes,” in 2000. “A Head Full of Dreams” is the band’s seventh album and the follow-up to 2014’s GRAMMY®-nominated “Ghost Stories.” Since its December 2015 release, “A Head Full of Dreams” has reached No. 1 on iTunes in more than 90 countries and sold more than 3 million copies. It has also helped Coldplay to their current position as Spotify’s most-streamed band in the world.
This past February, Coldplay headlined the “Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show” in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit www.Coldplay.com.