Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
The Honourable Steven Dickson

Coldplay to rock Suncorp Stadium

Minister for Sport and Recreation Steve Dickson has welcomed the announcement that Coldplay will perform at Suncorp Stadium later this year.

Minister Dickson said the concert on November 21 was expected to inject at least $5 million into the Queensland economy.

“Major sporting and entertainment events have a vital role in contributing to the Newman Government’s target of $30 billion a year in tourism by 2020,” Mr Dickson said.

“Suncorp Stadium’s reputation for staging world-class sporting events is well documented. Music promoters also see it as an ideal outdoor concert venue as evidenced by the number and quality of the artists that have played there over the years.”

Coldplay will be the sixth international act in six years to perform at the Stadium and it’s predicted this concert will follow Robbie Williams and U2 in playing to a sell-out crowd.

Mr Dickson announced residents living in the Stadium precinct would be offered the opportu nity to pre-purchase tickets to the concert before they went on sale to the general public on May 25.

“Details of this special pre-sale will be communicated to the local community via a letterbox drop next week,” he said.

Minister Dickson also said the same 10.30pm curfew and noise control measures for previous events would apply for the Coldplay concert and public transport to and from the venue would be free for all ticketholders.

“The Stadium will engage specialist acoustic consultants to assist in the management of noise control,” he said.

“As part of that process, sound engineers will be at the control panel during the concerts and will be in communication with technicians monitoring noise levels at various locations outside the Stadium to ensure they remain compliant with guidelines.

“I’d also encourage everyone who is attending to take advantage of free public transport on the night, keeping local roads clear as much as possible .”