Just over a year since performing its first ever show at Gillette Stadium, Coldplay returns to Foxborough on Friday, Aug. 4, as part of the band’s 2017 run of its “A Head Full of Dreams Tour.”
Coldplay drew rave reviews from its Gillette Stadium show last July with The Boston Globe reporting, “Coldplay [filled] Gillette Stadium with earnest energy” and The Boston Herald noting, “Musically, the group was virtually flawless.” The Providence Journal called the performance an “epic show” and The Sun Chronicle said the “band [ignited the] crowd with dazzling light show, music.”
The tour, produced by Live Nation, is in support of the band’s seventh studio album, “A Head Full of Dreams.”
Gillette Stadium officials are reminding fans attending the Aug. 4 concert of important ticketholder information and policies in place at the venue. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. with support from Izzy Bizu and AlunaGeorge. Stadium gates are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m.
In partnership with Uber, Gillette Stadium has a designated drop off and pick up location in Lot 15 adjacent to Bass Pro Shops. Concertgoers can schedule an Uber ride to and from the venue through the Uber mobile app.
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 and backpacks, will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium and will not be held or stored by the venue. These items 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. Fans are encouraged to arrive early at stadium gates to limit wait times.
ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME FOR TRAVEL TO GILLETTE STADIUM
Stadium officials encourage fans to allow themselves plenty of time when traveling near the stadium on event day. 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 typically open four hours before the event. 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) 384-9205.
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.
UPCOMING SHOWS AT GILLETTE STADIUM
Aug. 4 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour 7:00 p.m.*
Aug. 25 & 26 Kenny Chesney 5:00 p.m.