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A crowd of concert-goers waiting for Ed Sheeran to perform at Optus Stadium in the evening.

Photo: Concert-goers wait for Ed Sheeran to perform in concert on the opening night of his Australian tour at Optus Stadium on 2 March 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

More than 70,000 fans are expected to turn out for the English pop sensation's third concert at the venue, delivering his final show in Australia as part of the + - = ÷ x tour (also known as the Mathematics Tour).

Every ticket to the event includes public transport and fans are being urged to use the network to get to the venue.

An additional 700 bus and train services will be put on to get people to and from Optus Stadium, while around 400 extra Public Transport Authority (PTA) staff will be rostered on to support the event including train and bus drivers, and transit guards.

Fans are being advised to avoid driving with road closures in place around the venue. There will be no drop-offs allowed in and around the stadium, as is standard on major event days.

Fans are also encouraged to download their concert tickets to the wallet on their smartphone to ensure entry is as smooth as possible. With high quality support acts, fans are urged to get to the stadium early.

More than 1700 staff will work the event, where some 7000 soft drinks will be served, about 18,000 serves of chips sold and more than 6000 burgers, pies, salads and sushi consumed.

Fans are reminded that ticket scalping is illegal in Western Australia after legislation introduced by the State Government passed State Parliament, delivering on an election commitment. Re-selling of concert and event tickets is now restricted to a maximum 10% mark-up from the original price.

Fans can plan their journey by visiting the Transperth website.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023