It's Taylor Time in Edinburgh

Submitted by edg on Fri, 7 Jun '24 1.58pm
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The day has finally arrived for ticket-bearing Taylor Swift fans, many who have flown halfway around the world to be in Edinburgh now. The 34-year-old star is playing three gigs at Murrayfield Stadium, starting tonight, as part of the UK leg of the Eras tour which continues on to Liverpool, Cardiff, and London.

Around 200,000 people are expected to see Swift perform in Edinburgh. Some fans have been camping outside the rugby stadium in the wind and the wet for the last couple of days, and those who can’t make it have been planning Swiftie parties in public spaces within earshot of the stadium.

Edinburgh has officially gone Taylor mad. Local retailers around Edinburgh have been promoting special deals and wares for the Swiftie hordes. A whole tram emblazoned with Taylor Swift’s name and her latest album The Tortured Poets Department has been trundling around the city streets. Edinburgh zoo has named two new-born, critically endangered, cotton-top tamarins (tiny monkeys) Taylor and Swift.

Gates open for VIP ticket holders at 3pm, with general admission starting at 4pm. The concert kicks off at 6pm. Following support act US rock band Paramore, Swift is expected to be on stage at 8pm. The weather is forecast to be a cool 12° with a low, 5-10% chance of showers.

Swift is expected to play tracks from her career and songs from her new album like the opening track of the album Fortnight, seen here in the Paris leg of the Eras tour.

Curfew is at 11pm.