Sydney is gearing up for Taylor Swift. Here’s what you need to know

Taylor Swift has touched down in Sydney amid stormy weather before her concerts at Accor Stadium.

But rain, hail or shine, the show is set to go on.

She arrived after playing three shows to more than 280,000 fans at Melbourne’s MCG.

Sydney Swifties can expect four mammoth shows spanning over three hours and just like Melbourne, there are some dos and dont’s people should keep in mind.

There’s also a chance her partner Travis Kelce will be there.

Where is Taylor Swift performing in Sydney?

Swift’s Sydney shows will be at Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park on February 23, 24, 25 and 26.

It’s not clear what time Swift will take the stage, but it should be about 7.30pm.

  • Box office opens at noon
  • Gates open at 4.30pm
  • Sabrina Carpenter takes the stage at 6.20pm.

Getting there

People are being urged to take public transport for the show.

Blink-182 is playing at Qudos Bank Arena, which is also in Olympic Park, on February 23 and 24, meaning there will likely be more than 100,000 music fans in the precinct.

Transport NSW said hundreds of additional trains and buses will run to Olympic Park each night.

Travel fares are included in the ticket and people will need to show theirs to staff when boarding.

Parking is available, but it must be pre-booked.

Parking is sold out on Friday and Saturday and is selling fast for the other two nights.

Swifties are being urged to catch public transport.

What about the weather?

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting rain for Friday and Saturday and clear skies on Sunday and Monday.

In addition to the rain on Friday, it could be as hot as 34 degrees. The others days will be in the mid-20s.

Accor Stadium has said the show will go on, rain, hail or shine.

The only reason the show would be cancelled or postponed is if there is severe weather that could impede safety.

What to bring

Good news, Swifties, you are able to bring friendship bracelets to trade at the venue.

However, they can only be brought into the stadium in the single allowed bag, not in a separate bag, or on carabiners, D-rings, shower curtain rings or anything similar.

The one allowed bag each person can bring has to be smaller than A4 size, and can only have a maximum of two compartments.

Accor Stadium suggests ticket holders bring:

  • Mobile phone with your concert tickets
  • Jacket or poncho (umbrellas not permitted)
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol) and hat
  • A sealed, clear soft plastic water bottle that is no bigger than 600ml.

There will be water stations inside the venue and no other bottles, like metal and hard plastic ones, will be allowed.

Those with floor seats will not be allowed drink bottles and will be given cups.

Small personal cameras are allowed, so long as they don’t have detachable lenses.

A list of prohibited items can be found here.

Tips from a Swiftie

TND‘s own Zara Falkiner-Rose was lucky enough to score tickets to the first Melbourne show and has a few tips for those going to The Eras Tour Sydney.

  • Public transport might be a bit of a “nightmare”, so allow for extra time
  • Allow extra time for security at the venue
  • Internet will be spotty, so know how you’re getting home and where to meet your friends after the show
  • Wear comfortable shoes (you’ll likely be dancing the whole time)
  • Wear sunscreen and bring some sunglasses, as the first half of the show is during daylight
  • Grab some water before you take your seats, it will save your throat from all the singing and screaming.
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