Take That: Fan village opening times and exactly when Olly Murs and the trio will take to the stage

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, and Mark Owen
Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, and Mark Owen -Credit:Alan D West/ALANDWESTPHOTO/Dave​ Hogan/Hogan Media Ltd/Shutterstock

There's less than two weeks to go until Take That returns to Teesside for what is sure to be a fantastic concert.

Excitement is building as Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen prepare to bring their This Life tour to the Riverside Stadium on May 24. The iconic band - who have left fans "lost for words" at highly-praised gigs in Sheffield and Leeds - are set to take fans through a tour of their greatest hits, as well as some tunes from their new album This Life.

Those heading to the concert will have many questions about the event - one of them being when the trio will take to the stage. Here are all the important timings you need to know for the gig, all the way from the doors opening to the moment when Take That will make their first appearance in front of over 30,000 screaming fans.

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There will be two fan villages, the west fan village, near the stadium's main entrance, and the east fan village, at the rear of the ground. Fan villages will open from 3.30pm on May 24, giving you plenty of time to grab a drink (hopefully in the sun) before heading inside the stadium to watch Take That.

There will be a wide range of food and beverages available to buy in the fan villages, with food stalls including traditional fish and chips, burgers, and pizzas, alongside more specialized catering offers. Alcohol will be available to buy for adults aged 18+, however, you may be asked to provide ID.

You can find out more info on the fan villages in our bumper guide here.

Here are the other all-important timings:

  • Fan village opens: 3.30pm

  • Stadium Bowl and pitch area open: 5pm

  • Riverside Stadium hospitality areas open: 5pm

  • Opening act Olly Murs takes to the stage: 7.25pm

  • Take That concert begins: 8.35pm

Take That opened their This Life tour at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.
Take That opened their This Life tour at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield. -Credit:Dave Hogan/Hogan Media Ltd/Shutterstock

What is the setlist?

While it's always hard to officially confirm what songs the band will play, you can take a look at this previous setlist from the band's gig in Leeds on April 18 to get a feel for what to expect:

  1. Keep Your Head Up

  2. Windows

  3. Giants

  4. Days I Hate Myself

  5. Everything Changes

  6. Sure

  7. Shine

  8. A Million Love Songs

  9. I Found Heaven

  10. Pray

  11. Forever Love (Gary Barlow song)

  12. Clementine (Mark Owen song)

  13. Speak Without Words (Howard Donald song)

  14. Patience

  15. The Flood

  16. Get Ready for It

  17. March of the Hopeful

  18. The Champion

  19. This Life

  20. Greatest Day

  21. These Days

  22. Time and Time Again

  23. Relight My Fire

  24. One More Word

  25. Hold Up a Light

  26. Back for Good

  27. You and Me

  28. Never Forget

  29. Rule the World

You can also find out more information and see frequently asked questions on the Middlesbrough FC website here.

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