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Family Fun Days

23, 24, 25 & 26 August 2019

Chantry Park


Ed Sheeran at Chantry Park

It’s the musical must-see event of the year – megastar Ed Sheeran is playing four concerts in Ipswich’s Chantry Park.

Suffolk’s own superstar is bringing his homecoming shows to Ipswich on 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th August.

Fans can use only the official ticket sites listed at – there will be a paperless ticket system to avoid selling on. The approved sites are;;;;;

All ticket arrangements have been made by the promoter.

The park layout for the concert, including where to find the entrances, first aid points, toilets, refreshments and official merchandise can be viewed and downloaded here. 


Got a question about the concerts? Take a look at some of our most common frequently asked questions:

If you have a ticket query please refer back to your ticket agent.

If you have a query regarding travel, please refer to the information below.

Travel Information

As many as 160,000 people are expected to visit Chantry Park to see Ed Sheeran over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

To keep concert goers safe and enable residents and businesses to function as normally as possible there will be some changes to roads and accessibility between noon on Friday 23rd August and 1am on Tuesday 27th.

The main roads around Chantry Park that will be affected are London Road and Hadleigh Road.

The park is open for everyone during the four days. This map shows how residents and dog walkers can get in and out of the park.

London Road

London Road will remain open for most of the weekend, with a contraflow system in place to ensure traffic can go in both directions and pedestrians are able to travel safely to and from the concerts.

Between 9.30pm and 1am each night, London Road will be closed in both directions between Ranelagh Road and the Holiday Inn.

Hadleigh Road

Hadleigh Road will be closed between the A1071 and Dickens Road from noon on Friday 23rd August until 1am on Tuesday 27th August.

To find out more about the road closures, please visit the Suffolk County Council website.

Residential roads

Residential roads near the park will be open as normal, any resident living within the road closure will be issued with a pass to make sure they can access their home. A map outlining the roads where residents will be sent passes can be seen here. We expect passes to arrive no later than Wednesday 14th August – if yours has not arrived by this date please contact us using our online form.

Emergency vehicles will also have access to the area. Parking enforcement will be in operation throughout the period to try to ensure that roads are kept clear and vehicles obstructing the highway are removed.

Getting to the concerts

If you are attending one of the concerts, or bringing people to them, please plan your journey using the information below.  

Travelling by Car
Event Park & Ride – Trinity Park:

A Park & Ride service provided by First Travel Solutions will be available from Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH.

Anybody travelling east via A14 or via A12 should exit at Seven Hills Roundabout (Junction 58) and follow signage to Trinity Park.

For more information on getting there, please visit

Advance tickets cost £12 per person, inclusive of parking and bus travel to and from Chantry Park.

Tickets on the day cost £15 per person, inclusive of parking and bus travel to and from Chantry Park.

We strongly recommend that you book in advance to guarantee your place.

Tickets for the Event Park & Ride service are available to book via the First Bus app. Download the app via the App Store or Google Play.

Instructions: On the bottom of the first screen select ‘Mtickets’, then select the ‘Buy’ tab at the top of the screen. Next you will be asked to select a region choose ‘Norfolk/Suffolk’. Then select the ‘Ed Sheeran’ option. Now choose your ticket,  fill in all the relevant information and continue to payment. A walkthrough video is available to view here

Got a question about the Park & Ride from Trinity Park? Click here. 

Car Parks:

We expect long stay car parks in the town to be busy and encourage concert goers to use rail, bus and Park & Ride services.

The following long stay pay and display car parks are expecting concert goers:

• Portman Road
• West End Road
• Norwich Road
• Princes Street
• Duke Street
• Cardinal Park

A full list of Ipswich car parks can be found at

Additional car parking has been arranged at a number of locations including:

  • Chantry Academy
  • Willis Towers Watson (Available from 6pm on Friday and  2pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
  • The Wharf

 T&Cs apply. Available for advance booking only. Book a space at

On-site Blue Badge Parking:

Blue badge parking at Chantry Park has now been fully allocated.

Drop Off and Pick Up – Sainsburys – Hadleigh Road:

A drop off and pick up point for cars and taxis will be in operation at Sainsburys, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich, IP2 0BX from 2pm each day.

Sainsburys will be open to customers as normal and their standard parking restrictions will apply. Parking enforcement will be in operation.

This is not for concert parking and is only to be used as a drop off and pick up location for cars and taxis.

Please note that after each concert London Road and Hadleigh Road will be closed until 1am. The exit from Sainsburys will be via Ranelagh Road, Yarmouth Road, West End Road and Handford Road.

Travelling on Foot
Walking Routes:

The event arena within Chanty Park is within an hour’s walk of the town centre. We recommend you allow:

• 45 minutes to walk from the Railway Station
• 1 hour to walk from Tower Ramparts Bus Station
• 1 hour to walk from Old Cattle Market Bus Station
• 1 hour 15 minutes to walk from Duke Street Car Park near the Waterfront

There will be plenty of signage around the town to direct you to the Park.

Travelling by Bicycle

We are asking people to leave bicycles at the Sainsburys car park, where there are cycle racks.  There will be security in the area, but you will need to bring your own bike lock.

Travelling by Public Transport

If you are travelling to Ipswich via train you can view all Greater Anglia service information at

As a result of the concerts, Greater Anglia has provided additional services from Ipswich to Norwich and from Ipswich to Colchester/London Liverpool Street, please check their website for details.

Links to the route timetables and additional service information for each day can be found below:

Visit the Greater Anglia website before travelling to view real time train running information and service alterations. You can find out how your train is running before you leave home or work by signing up to Journeycheck Alerts:

Ipswich Buses Shuttle:

A frequent shuttle bus service between Ipswich Railway Station (Stand R2), Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Tower Ramparts Bus Station (Stand FF) and Chantry Park will be operating on each day. You can view the timetable here.

The service will cost £3 per person – this price covers both outward and return journeys.

Getting there

Outbound journeys between Ipswich Railway Station, Old Cattle Market Bus Station and Tower Ramparts Bus Station to Chantry Park will be operating from 2pm each day, with buses leaving approximately every 10 minutes.

Getting back

Return journeys from Chantry Park to Ipswich Railway Station, Old Cattle Market Bus Station and Tower Ramparts Bus Station will operate from 10pm, with buses leaving at regular intervals.

For enquiries regarding travel, please contact us using the online form.