Edinburgh marshals to patrol park near Taylor Swift gigs as locals warned 'stay away'

Edinburgh Council workers will patrol a park near Taylor Swift's three Murrayfield Stadium gigs - amid fears thousands of people without tickets will pack into the area.

Marshals will be in attendance at Roseburn Park from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9 to look out for the health and wellbeing of people in the area.

It comes as council chiefs warned people only to travel to the area if they have a ticket. They assured Murrayfield residents will be able to use the park but want to discourage those from across the city and further afield to stay away.

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Edinburgh Live understands Edinburgh Council will provide the marshals for 'safety and welfare' - not security and encourage the potential crowds not to attend.

Roseburn Park proved a popular spot last year when Beyoncé and Harry Styles played at the iconic venue. Many locals had planned to meet at Roseburn Park after failing to secure tickets for the shows.

One fan who missed out was Harli, 18, from Edinburgh. She said: “I just couldn’t afford the tickets, it would be almost £1,000 for me and two friends so we are hoping to sit in the park and listen with a picnic. We don’t want to cause any trouble.”

Culture and Communities Convener, Councillor Val Walker said: "As we get ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of Swifties to our vibrant city, we are eager for everyone to have an enjoyable experience, not only at the show, but on their way before and after.

"While we relish hosting the biggest and best events and want everyone attending to truly enjoy themselves, it’s important that we’re conscious of our residents.

"We ask that visitors are considerate and respectful of them whilst enjoying our fantastic capital city. These concerts are just the start of an amazing summer of events and culture here in Edinburgh.”

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Fans overseas who missed out on tickets have been known to congregate in parks, car parks and streets near venues to listen to the concert and live the Eras experience. This is known as “Taylor-gating” with thousands of videos shared on social media site TikTok with hashtags #taylorgating and #wheretotaylorgate.

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