There will be a lot of people the next few days on the Heysel plateau. Each of the four Coldplay concerts scheduled for Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday will draw some 55,000 people a day. Never before has the King Baudouin stadium welcomed so many people in such a short time for concerts. Enough to fear traffic flow problems as experienced by Ed Sheeran fans during the Briton’s first concert last month at the same place.
To avoid gnawing at your steering wheel, all the protagonists of the concert (the organizers, the City of Brussels, etc.) recommend the use of public transport or bicycles. As usual when major events are organized at the stadium, Stib has reinforced its offer to and from Heysel. In addition to line 6 of the metro, line 2 will be extended until then from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with a frequency of one metro every 5 minutes. Lines 1 and 5 will also be reinforced in the direction of the city center from 11 p.m. until the end of the service. To convince you to leave your car in the garage or in a parking lot, the Stib will broadcast Coldplay music in all its stations, just to get you in shape for the concert. And even a message from Chris Martin specially recorded for the occasion.
Tram (3, 7 and 9) and bus 83 are also in the starting blocks to transport the fans. Don’t forget the Event Pass code provided with your concert ticket. It allows you to benefit from a free return ticket to be taken at the terminals. This is obviously only valid on the day of the concert.
If you really cannot do without your car to get to the King Baudouin stadium, Brussel Expo recommends buying your ticket for parking C in advance at the price of ten euros via the website https://parking.tickets .brussels-expo.com/. This should make it possible to smooth the traffic entering the car park. A welcome initiative since we are expecting a lot of people by car. Indeed, if the tour of Coldplay stops four nights in Brussels, there was no date in the Netherlands or in the Scandinavian countries. So many fans who may have chosen Belgium to quench their thirst for hearing Coldplay.