Sam Fender preview: Geordie singer is set to play his largest ever show at London's Finsbury Park. Here's all you need to know including times, weather and travel to the venue
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After years of playing across Newcastle and North Tyneside on the local scene, this Friday marks a monumental step for North Shields local Sam Fender as he plays his largest ever headline set at Finsbury Park.
The show, which was announced back in December, will happen on Friday July 15 and will see Fender supported by a plethora of top acts from across the UK and Ireland as part of a stellar lineup in the capital.
Finsbury Park has already been in use this summer, with the area hosting Wireless Festival over July 9 and 10.
This is one of many high points this summer for the singer who now has two number one albums under his belt. He has already played Glastonbury’s famous Pyramid Stage this summer as well as making festival appearances in Madrid and supporting both The Killers and The Rolling Stones.
Following the Finsbury Park show, Fender has three more confirmed appearances this summer.
Are tickets still available for Sam Fender at Finsbury Park?
Officially, tickets for the afternoon of music have sold out, although some are available through official secondhand marketplaces such as Twickets and Ticketmaster’s own site. Tickets may continue to become available until gates open on the day, so keep an eye out if you’re still trying to get in!
Who is supporting Sam Fender at Finsbury Park?
World class talent will be playing throughout the afternoon, with some friends of Fender’s set to take the stage. Among the live acts across the day, Fontaines DC are arguably the pick of the punch. The Irish indie rock group released their third album, Skinty Fia, to critical acclaim earlier in the year.
Also on the bill is Declan McKenna, who has two albums under his belt and Beabadoobee, who’s second album will be released on the day of the show. Elsewhere, Goat Girl, who supported Fender during his last two visits to Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, will also be performing.
Nilüfer Yanya, Rachel Chinouriri, Stone, Heidi Curtis and Kay Greyson have all also been confirmed as special guests throughout the afternoon.
What is the concert capacity of Finsbury Park?
The capacity of the venue can change depending on the performer, but Sam Fender will be performing in front of a crowd of 40,000 on Friday.
How do I get to Finsbury Park?
The park is well serviced by the Piccadilly and Victoria Underground lines. These are easily accessible from Kings Cross Station.
Manor House and Finsbury Park stops are directly outside while Finsbury Park station can also be reached on the London Overground.
What are the times for Sam Fender at Finsbury Park?
Gates for the show will open at 1:30pm while music is scheduled to begin at 3:30pm. Fender’s set will end at 10:30 according to information given to local residents.
What will the setlist be at Sam Fender’s Finsbury Park show?
Based on his previous headline sets this summer, fans can expect something similar to the following from Fender:
Will We Talk
Better Of Me
Howdon Aldi Death Queue
Get You Down
Spit Of You
The Dying Light