Girls Aloud in Newcastle - start and finish times for Utilita Arena shows

The wait is very nearly over, it's almost time for Girls Aloud to arrive in Newcastle for three nights in a row at the Utilita Arena.

After tickets went flying out at the end of last year, as soon as the reunion dates were confirmed, Cheryl, Nicola, Kimberley and Nadine kicked off their mammoth UK and Ireland tour in Dublin earlier this month to rave reviews and have since performed in the likes of Belfast, Manchester and Cardiff.

And from May 31-June 2, the Brit winners are making Utilita Arena their home as they take over the famous Tyneside venue for a trio of back to back concerts. Given that it will be the first time the group and local icon Cheryl have performed in Newcastle in over a decade, anticipation is high for the gigs, with the Girls Aloud support acts for each of them still a bit of a mystery, although it has been confirmed that a DJ will open the show every night.

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The Girls Aloud setlist is all killer, no filler with all the hits in there, including number 1s The Promise, Sound of the Underground and I'll stand By You in there, with two of those seeing poignant tributes to late band member Sarah Harding. If you're going or on dropping off r picking up duty for the shows, here are the key timings you need to be aware of:

Girls Aloud in Newcastle - start and finish times for Utilita Arena

Box office: 5pm

Doors open: 6pm

DJ : 7.30pm

Girls Aloud: 8.45pm

Show end: 10:30pm approx