An Evening of Queen: Everything you need to know
The stars of London’s West End will be performing an evening of Queen at the Cooper Associates County Ground tomorrow (Thursday).
Featuring dozens of hits from an astonishing back catalogue, this is an amazing concert evening that no Queen fan should miss!
We are delighted to be hosting Ricardo Afonso as one of the lead vocalists.
Ricardo is considered one of the West End’s finest vocalists, starring in the lead role of Galileo in Queen & Ben Elton’s production of We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, London. Ricardo also fronted the cast for the opening of the handover ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games.
He also featured as the lead vocalist in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals (UK tour) and has starred in several West End Productions and concerts, including Ghost, Top Hat the Musical, The Classic Rock Show and Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.
This event is SOLD OUT and tickets will therefore not be available on the gate.
The timings for this event will be as follows:
- Gates Open: 17:30
- Hospitality Package Food Served from 18:00
- West End Stars Perform: 19:30
- Close: 21:30
WHICH GATE SHOULD I USE?
The St James Street Gate is the only gate that will be operational for this event and therefore ticket holders and those who have booked hospitality packages must enter the ground via this gate.
If you have purchased one of our Hospitality Packages you will be issued with your wrist band when entering either the Somerset Pavilion or the Colin Atkinson Pavilion.
Please note that bag searches will be taking place at the entrance gate.
WHERE DO I SIT?
The breakdown of seating is as follows:
Allocated Seating Ticket Holders: Allocated seat in the Sir Ian Botham Stand.
Ground Entry Ticket Holders: On the pitch between the stage and the Colin Atkinson Pavilion*
Long Room Hospitality Package: Food will be served in the Long Room with seating for the concert on the Long Room Balcony
1875 Club Hospitality Package: Food will be served in the 1875 Club with seating for the concert in front of the County Room
County Room Hospitality Package: Food will be served in the County Room with seating for the concert in front of the County Room
Stragglers Hospitality Package: Food will be served in Stragglers Coffee House with seating for the concert in front of the County Room
Please click here for a map of the Cooper Associates County Ground
*If the weather is dry then Ground Entry Ticket Holders will be permitted to bring chairs to sit on.
GETTING TO THE COOPER ASSOCIATES COUNTY GROUND
The Cooper Associates County Ground is located in the centre of Taunton with fantastic links to road and rail networks.
By Road… At Junction 25, take the A358 Exit to Taunton/ Yeovil. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (south) or 3rd exit (north) onto the A358 heading to Taunton/ A38/ Minehead, continuing straight onto Toneway/ A358. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A3038. At the roundabout take the first exit on to Priory Avenue and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your right.
By Rail… Taunton Train Station is a ten minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the Station, turn left into Station Road, heading towards the Town Centre. Turn left onto Priory Bridge Road and pass the Cooper Associates County Ground on your right. Turn right on to St Augustine Street and then right on to Priory Avenue. Continue down Priory Avenue and the Cooper Associates County Ground will be on your right.
By Bus… Taunton Bus Station is a five minute walk from the Cooper Associates County Ground. As you leave the station, turn left onto Castle Green. Turn left at Fat Face and walk down to Debenhams before turning right into St James Street and the ground will appear on your left.
By Park & Ride… Taunton operate two park and ride services from either the Silk Mills (West – TA1 5AA) or Junction 25 (East – TA3 5LU) sites. Please check their opening hours ahead of using the facilities by clicking here.
There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the Cooper Associates County Ground for this event. These must be pre-booked at a cost of £5 by calling 01823 425301.
FOOD & DRINK
The following food & drink outlets will be available:
PRIORY BRIDGE ROAD CAR PARK: Thatchers Bar, Pimm’s Bar, Gin & Sin, Woody Baloo’s Pizza, Hot Sausage Company, Silvan’s, Bear Claw Meats, Ice Cream Van.
IAN BOTHAM STAND: Ian Botham Bar.
Ticket holders are not permitted to bring their own food or drink into the Cooper Associates County Ground for this event.Back to News