Bruce Springsteen in Sunderland umbrella rules as rain predicted for Stadium of Light gig

Bruce Springsteen, with the E Street Band, on stage at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, during his 2023 tour
Bruce Springsteen, with the E Street Band, on stage at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, during his 2023 tour -Credit:PA

Bruce Springsteen fans heading to his gig in Sunderland might want to prepare themselves for getting rather wet, as a weather warning has been issued for the North East for Wednesday.

Since the music legend kicked off the UK leg of his latest tour at the star of May, the majority of his concerts have been bathed in warm sunshine, with temperatures at his Dublin gig on Sunday night close to 20 degrees, as ticket holders flooding into Croke Park basked in high temperatures.

However, just like when Beyoncé came to the Stadium of Light for her Formation tour in 2016 and fans were greeted by a deluge of rain as they waited for her to come on, the weather looks like taking a turn for the worse in time for Bruce's arrival on Wearside. On Tuesday morning, the Met Office issued a warning for the region, coming into force from the early hours of tomorrow.

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There is set to heavy rain from 00.15am on Wednesday (May 22) until 6am on Thursday morning (May 23).

And with that in mind, the Stadium of Light have clarified the rules of umbrella. The wording on the stadium website is that 'small telescopic umbrellas are permitted' but not large golf style umbrellas.

Telescopic umbrellas are the small ones that typically can be contained in the small bag they are sold in and can easily be stored away if required.

The exact wording of the Met Office warning reads: "An area of rain is expected to develop across eastern and central England and then move north-westwards to affect northern England and north Wales during Wednesday afternoon. The area of rain could then become slow moving, heavy and persistent, especially over north facing hills, before clearing during Thursday morning."

It continues: "There is a lot of uncertainty over exactly where the heaviest rain will occur and this warning is likely to be updated. Many places will see 30-40 mm of rain, while a few areas may receive 60-80 mm. There is also a small chance that a few upland areas could see much higher totals, in the order of 100-150 mm."