IT'S NOT unusual for concert goers to stand when watching live-music, and the same will be asked for fans attending Sir Tom Jones's performance in Rhyl.

Sir Tom Jones will descend on Rhyl Events Arena for his highly anticipated outdoor concert on Wednesday, September 1.

This is in celebration of the Welsh legend releasing his 41st studio album ‘Surrounded by Time’.

With the gates opening at 5pm, an expected sell-out crowd of 7,000 concert goers and support act Megan McKenna, fans are in for a magical night.

However, many readers have been in touch about seating and what is in place for fans with accessible needs.

A spokesperson for Orchard Live, Concert promoter, said: “The Tom Jones event at Rhyl Events Arena on September 1 has always been advertised and sold as a fully standing concert and therefore unfortunately we are unable to allow folding chairs or picnic furniture into the arena.

"We do have an accessible viewing area with temporary seating for customers with accessible needs, but tickets sold out very quickly for this area, as space was limited.

"The number of tickets made available for the accessible area was decided by several factors, including the number of people attending and a health and safety risk assessment of this standing concert.

"As outlined in the terms and conditions for this event, sadly we cannot allow furniture or additional seating into this event.”

Here is a run-down of the essential things you need to know ahead of the event:

Covid Safety

If concert-goers develop any symptoms of Covid-19, test positive or are advised via the NHS to self-isolate, do not attend the event.

Guests will need to present ONE of the following two items:

  • Proof of double vaccination, with the second received a minimum of 14days before the event
  • A negative lateral flow test – Registered with the NHS within 48 hours of the event.

Order a test here: and register the result here:


The concert takes place at: Rhyl Events Arena, East Parade, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 3AF

Getting there by car

Car parks nearby:

Central Car Park (Underground) LL18 1HD

Morley Road LL18 3HG

East Parade LL18 3SG

West Kinmel Street, LL18 1DA

White Rose Shopping Centre, LL18 1EW

Getting there by taxi

Taxis can drop-off on the promenade close to the Events Arena. Taxi ranks are situated at the Town Hall (on Water Street) and at the Railway Station.

Getting there by bus

Arriva Buses Wales run regular services locally and to nearby towns and villages – for route maps and timetables please visit or download the free app.

Getting there by train

Rhyl Station is served by Transport for Wales trains and Avanti West Coast trains, with direct services from many mainline stations. Once you arrive in Rhyl, the Events Arena is just a short 10-minute walk away from the station.


The event arena is suitable for wheelchair users with stewards around to assist and accessible toilets.


The show must go on whatever the weather so concert goers are encouraged to dress appropriately for the wonderful Welsh weather!


A variety of food and drink will be available within the arena. Concert-goers are not permitted to bring any food and drink to the event. Attendees are permitted to bring in a sealed bottle of water.


Standard and accessible toilet facilities are located throughout the event arena.

A spokesperson from Denbighshire Leisure Ltd said: "We are delighted to bring back live music to North Wales, with none other than Sir Tom Jones, and are encouraging concert goers to be safe and to enjoy themselves."

For more information visit the Rhyl Pavilion website or telephone 01745 330000.