Rolling Stones set for Cardiff return 55 years after Wales debut

The Rolling Stones performing Symbol copyright PA

The Rolling Stones go back to Cardiff on Friday, 55 years after their first gig in Wales, and one FIFTY NINE-yr-antique rocker is among those who can not wait.

Self-confessed “rock chick” Julie Evans-Griffiths “would not omit” her 9th Stones gig as she fears it could be her final likelihood.

“It could be the final time they tour,” she mentioned “but then I said that the final 5 occasions I Have noticed them!”

The Stones supported Everly Brothers on their first Cardiff seek advice from in 1963.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and co had a 10-minute slot beginning that concert, which also included Little Richard and Bo Diddley, on the Capitol Theatre on 6 October.

Image copyright Jul Image caption Julie Evans-Griffiths has been to nine Stones gigs considering the fact that her first in 1976 – her favorite music is Gimme Shelter

The Mother-of-one has observed them in Paris, Amsterdam and Bristol – however one unforgettable experience came about in Ny.

“I Bought tickets to 1 in their legendary concert events in Madison Sq. Gardens approximately 15-20 years ago now,” said Ms Evans-Griffiths, from Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

“I Was so excited, I got correctly dressed up and could not wait – they’re considered one of the best reside bands ever.

“I grew to become up to the gig, handed my tickets to the security man and that i had the shock of my life whilst he ripped up the tickets up in front of my face.

“He stated ‘I’m sorry, they are fakes ma’am’ and i just burst out crying. I Was so taking a look forward to it.”

Ms Evans-Griffiths will be hoping to get a few delight on Friday whilst her and 13 buddies head to Cardiff in a mini-bus in an early sixtieth party.

“I Have observed them in Cardiff in 1990 on the antique Hands Park and 2006 at the Millennium – it is like Christmas Eve for me, i can’t wait and we’re going to make a day of it.”

Image copyright Getty Pictures Symbol caption The Stones’ first gig in Cardiff for SIXTEEN years was in front of a 49,000 crowd on the Millennium Stadium in 2006 Image caption The Rolling Stones performed at the antique Cardiff Arms Park during their City Jungle Tour of 1990 Image caption The Stones performed eight gigs at Cardiff’s Capitol Theatre between 1963 and 1963 and at Sophia Gardens in 1964 Symbol copyright Principality Stadium/Arriva Trains Wales

What you want to know

It can be the Stones’ 8th consult with to Cardiff and first because their Bigger Bang tour of 2006.

Elbow start the live performance at 18:50 BST prior to the Stones get started their greatest hits set at 20:20.

Road closures get started as early as 07:00, the Principality Stadium gates open at 17:00 and roads in the centre will in part close from 17:30.

Security to the concert shall be tight – only bags A5-measurement or smaller are allowed in the stadium whilst laptops and umbrellas are banned.

The Stones are due to finish at 22:30 at the same time as roads in imperative Cardiff will reopen at 23:30.

Cardiff buses shall be diverted out of city centre bus stops while Arriva Trains Wales has warned passengers train services within the Cardiff area might be busy all day and “further capability will be delivered where possible”.

Image copyright The Rolling Stones Symbol caption Stones drummer Charlie Watts oversees tribute paintings for each town the Stones seek advice from

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