Olly Murs – Friday 14th July 2017 - Concert Guide
The most anticipated concert of the summer in Northampton is right around the corner and we are delighted that you have purchased your tickets to be a part of this unmissable event! Olly Murs is one of the biggest male solo artists in the country right now and, with the amazing Louisa Johnson in support, we are unbelievably excited to be a part of his 2017 UK tour!
Please find your tickets enclosed within this letter. We have also prepared a handy Concert Guide which will give a brief overview of the layout of the event and details with all you need to know to ensure that you have an unforgettable time with us here at the County Ground.
17.00 Gates Open
19.30 Louisa Johnson
20.30 Olly Murs
22.00 Concert Finish
Ground Entrance – General & Premium
For both Premium Enclosure and General Admission tickets, access to the ground will be via the Abington Avenue entrance. Stewards will be on hand to carry out security checks and scan your tickets in to gain access to the ground. Wristbands will be issued to Premium Enclosure ticket holders.
Ground Entrance – Hospitality
For Hospitality guests, exclusive access to the ground will be via the match day turnstiles on the Abington Avenue gate. Stewards will be on hand to carry out security checks and scan your tickets in to gain access to the stadium. Our dedicated hospitality concierge will then show you directly to your suite where you will be checked in.
No professional cameras, video cameras or audio recording devices
No food, drink, bottles, cans or cardboard container drinks
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Umbrellas are not permitted
Dogs are not permitted except guide dogs
Folding chairs, gazebos and tents are NOT permitted, this is a standing concert
Persons who have consumed excessive alcohol will be refused entry
Fireworks, sparklers, lasers, and Chinese lanterns are NOT permitted
Getting to the County Ground
There will be a number of road closures around the County Ground on the day however there will be a designated ‘drop off zone’ located at the end of Abington Avenue. There will be no parking on site at the County Ground.
Car: Take Junction 15 from the M1 Motorway onto the A508 (A45) towards Northampton. Follow the dual carriageway for approximately 3 miles passing the Hilton Hotel, Marriott Hotel and Delapre Golf course on your left-hand side. Keeping in the left-hand lane, take the next exit from the dual carriageway marked A428 Bedford and Town Centre. Move into the middle lane as you approach the roundabout at the bottom of the slip road. Take the second exit following signs for Abington / Kingsthorpe onto the Rushmere Road. Follow Rushmere Road (A5095) across the junction with Billing Road and continue straight on through Abington Park to the traffic lights at the main junction with the Wellingborough Road.
Train: Northampton Train Station is approximately 20-30 minute walk from the County Ground. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the train station and it is a 5 minute journey.
Bus: Northampton’s North Gate Bus Station is approximately a 7-10 minutes journey away and buses to the ground are available every 10 minutes. The best services are either 1 or 16 - both heading towards Weston Favell. The bus stop is located by the Abington Public House.
Taxis: There are many taxi companies in Northampton including:
Bounds Taxis - 01604 626262 Eco Cars - 01604 711711 Mayfair Taxis- 01604 631111
There will be free parking on the Racecourse which is approximately about 15 minutes’ walk away from the ground (NN1 4LG.) VIP and Accessible parking will be in Abington Park (NN3 3HN) which is approximately 400 yards or a 5 minute walk away from the ground entrance. Only once the Racecourse is full will overflow parking be permitted on Abington Park.
Where to stay
For the latest room rates and availability please contact the individual hotel or guest house.
Food and Drink
Please note that no food or drink will be permitted into the venue.
There will be many catering options on-site including Franks burgers, Mem Saab Indian Cuisine, Fish and Chips, Pizza, Gallones Ice Cream, MW Sweets and many more.
Located in the front car park which can be accessed behind the Briggs and Forrester Stand.
Additional bars and concessions will be located behind the Cube Disability Stand.
Millionaires Row/Pitch side
There will be further bars and concessions located on both sides of the arena.
Please help us to keep the environment clean and tidy by using the rubbish bins that will be located throughout the venue. In keeping with Licensing Laws, there will be a Challenge 25 Policy in place for all alcohol sales on the premises.
Temporary toilets will be located in the Food Village area at the front of the ground. Additional toilets will be located behind the Franks Stand. Accessible toilets will also be available in these locations.
Please note that there is no WiFi on site at the County Ground.
First aiders will be in attendance at the ground for the duration of the concert. These are trained and experienced individuals from services such as The British Red Cross. Should you or anyone in your party require first aid, please notify the nearest steward, police officer or event official who will be able to assist you.
If you have lost a child, please contact a steward or member of staff immediately who will be able to help you.
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO ATM’s ON SITE. It is advised that you bring cash with you. Cash machines are available at numerous banks on Wellingborough Road and at the BP station opposite the main gate.
All found property during events at the County Ground will be kept by the club for collection but we take no responsibility for anything left on the premises. Please allow up to 48 hours before checking with NCCC as property found during events over the course of the weekend may not be logged until after the weekend has concluded. Please contact us on 01604 514455 if you have a query regarding lost property.
Smoking is not permitted on the pitch at any time. Those that break this policy will be ejected from the ground. Please use the designated smoking areas which will be signposted around the ground.
What to do in an emergency
There are stewards and event staff on duty at the concert. Locate a member of staff for any emergencies, who will be able to assist or locate the correct assistance.
If you need to contact the Police to report a non-emergency crime or to provide information on a crime while at the concert, please call 101. If a serious or life-threatening crime is being committed, please call 999.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and Northamptonshire Police have a zero-tolerance response to illegal drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). Police officers will be on site and any person found in possession of illegal drugs or NPS will be passed to police for prosecution and possible arrest. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organiser’s consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite will be ejected.
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club warns anyone without a ticket not to buy through ticket touts, vendors or unauthorised website traders. Ticket touting will not be tolerated in any form at the County Ground and anyone found to be engaged in such activity will be dealt with using the full force of the law by the Police and/ or Trading Standards Officers. Tickets are still available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Since the shocking events on the 22nd of May at the Manchester arena the promoter for the Olly Murs concert, the Liz Hobbs Group (LHG), has issued a statement.
“Please note your safety is our first priority at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and will do everything to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable evening with us. LHG take security very seriously. In consultation with local Safety Advisory Groups and key statutory bodies including the three blue light services, strict security measures are agreed and implemented across all our concerts and events.”
All customers attending LHG concerts are subject to a ticket check/scan and search regime on entry. This includes a compulsory bag check, and targeted personal search.
Concert security includes SIA (Security Industry Association) licensed teams, and staff who have completed the Home Office’s ‘Project Griffin’ Counter Terrorism training. This covers issues such as dealing with suspicious packages, suspicious behaviour, bomb threats and hostile reconnaissance.
We therefore ask for co-operation, understanding and patience from all our concert goers as thorough security measures will be applied to all persons accessing the concert sites.
Enjoy the concert!