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Arrive early for Bon Jovi

by Kate Smith

Stage timings for US rockers' SoL show.

Rock gods Bon Jovi arrive on Wearside this this evening with a bumper crowd of music fans expected to descend upon the Stadium of Light.

The multimillion record sellers bring their ‘Because We Can’ tour to Sunderland, supported by the city’s very own The Futureheads as well as up and coming indie band, Of Kings and Captains, who won the chance to perform on the world tour.

Fans heading to the home of Sunderland AFC for the concert tonight are encouraged to arrive early, with acts taking to the stage from early evening.

One fan made it to the venue extra early and gave SAFC TV a special rendition of 'Living on a Prayer' - see the video below!

Bon Jovi will then perform all their hits such as Living on a Prayer and You Give Love a Bad Name, as well as the latest hits from their current album.

All show-times are approximate however and early arrival is advised.

2pm – Courtyards open – various food and drink outlets, toliets, drinking water, cash point available

4pm – Stadium doors open

6pm – Of Kings and Captains

6.30pm – The Futureheads

8pm – Bon Jovi

11pm - Show finishes (approx timings)

Concert-goers are also reminded that the roads surrounding the Stadium of Light will be closed on the day of the concert and there will be no parking available.