THE 'DIL APNA PANJABI' TOUR -Harbhajan Mann UK Tour 2008 Wembley Arena 3/5/2008

THE ‘DIL APNA PANJABI’ TOUR – Harbhajan Mann UK Tour 2008 Wembley Arena 3/5/2008

Wembley Arena – the UK's flagship live music venue first opened in 1934 as the Empire Pool and Sports Arena hosting the 1948
Olympics and numerous sporting and musical events.

73 years and a £35 million refurbishment later, the venue is synonymous with live music, welcoming scores of sell out shows and one off UK tour dates from major recording artists each year.
Wembley Arena has played host to some of the greatest music acts of all time, but is also well known as a sports and entertainment venue. Playing host to ice skating shows such as Disney on Ice, Holiday on Ice and Dancing on Ice, family events such as CBeebies and Thomas the Tank Engine and even becoming a luxury equestrian centre for the pampered horses of the Spanish Riding School.  Audley Harrison and Amir Khan have both boxed at the venue recently and Masters Snooker retains its historic links with Wembley following its move from the Conference Centre last year.
The Arena continues to play host to the greatest global recording artists, most popular sporting personalities and most enchanting children's shows and is looking forward to celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009!
'…venues, it seems, do get better with age.' – The Times
'The Arena looks great – it looks fantastic – and comfy seats too!!' – Music Week
Please feel free to call or email us on
020 8782 5500
customerservices.wembley@livenation.co.uk

Car, tube, train or bus – it really is very easy!

Travelling by car…

The Wembley complex is located just off the A406 North Circular Road within easy reach of central London and the rest of the country, with major motorways connecting nearby.

If you're coming: From the North
M1/A1 › A406 › A404

From the East
M11 › M25 (J23) › A1 › A41 › A406 › A404

From the South
M25 (J8) › A217 › A240 › A24 › A3 › A306 › A205 › A406 › A404

From the West
M4 › A312 › A40 › A406 › A404

PLEASE NOTE: Roads around the venue can get congested so please leave plenty of time to get to your event. The Wembley Market takes place every Sunday which causes further congestion in the area surrounding the Arena.

Car parks…

Wembley Arena's two official on-site car parks offer the closest, most secure parking available on a pay on entry basis. (Red and Green – see attached site map). You can pre-book parking for Wembley Arena events on-line up to the last working day (Monday to Friday) prior to the event. Pre-booking will guarantee you a parking space on the Wembley Complex. Visit www.csparking.com

PLEASE NOTE:
There are a number of unauthorised car park operators offering parking spaces at reduced prices within the Industrial Estate on the approach to the Wembley Complex. We would strongly advise you not to use them for the following reasons: They are not always sanctioned by the land-owners.
They are not correctly insured to operate commercial car parks so you and your vehicle are not covered on their site if they are at fault.
The car parks are left unattended during and after the event.
There have been numerous reports of car crime in these unofficial car parks.
They are poorly lit for pedestrians as are the approach roads.
Help to reduce crime and protect your vehicle by parking in official car parks only. Please refer to the map for details and access points. Travelling by train…

Underground…

Wembley Park (Zone 4), Metropolitan & Jubilee Line
Exit the station, taking the steps down onto Olympic Way, cross Engineers Way and the Arena is on your right. (10 minutes) Wembley Central (Zone 4), Bakerloo Line
Turn right at the station exit onto Wembley High Road and follow for approximately 200 yards. At the Wembley Triangle turn left into Wembley Hill Road. For the Arena continue straight on turning right into Engineers Way. Follow this road until you reach the main Arena entrance in the Square. (20 minutes) Mainline Rail Services – Wembley Stadium Station
(Chiltern Services from Marylebone Station – 9 minutes).

Turn right at the exit onto Wembley Hill. For the Arena continue straight on, turning right into Engineers Way. Follow this road until you reach the main Arena entrance in the Square. (10 minutes)

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to ongoing track replacement works at all three Wembley stations there may be disruption to tube and rail services. For up-to-date details on travelling to Wembley Arena contact London Transport on 020 7222 1234; National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 (24 Hrs).

Travelling by bus…

The following buses all pass close to Wembley Arena at regular intervals:
79, 83, 92, 182 & 224.

Where can I collect my tickets before the show?
From the Arena Box Office on Arena Square.
For your added security, tickets will only be handed to the card holder, on production of:
  • The credit card the tickets were purchased with
  • The reference number
  • Photo identification (either a passport or a driving license) that matches the name on the credit card.

Wembley Arena has published its top tips for wise ticket buying – see the Useful Info section for more details.

Can I bring my camera?
Most of the time all cameras are NOT allowed into the auditorium at the request of the artist, when they are permitted only small cameras will be allowed into the Arena. Professional cameras and video/audio equipment are strictly prohibited AT ALL TIMES. Live video/audio recordings made without the permission of the artist/promoter are prohibited. 
Why can't I take my can or glass bottle into the venue?
Cans and glass bottles are not allowed into the venue for health and safety reasons.
Why am I asked to remove my bottle top?
Because a bottle with the top on will roll instead of crush and in the event of an evacuation could cause people to trip or slip up.
Can I smoke?
Wembley Arena is a smoke free venue; there is NO smoking anywhere within the building
Are there cash machine facilities?
ATM facilities are provided in the Arena.
Are there any age restrictions?
Unaccompanied children under the age of 14 will not be admitted. Please ensure that all under 14 year olds are accompanied by a responsible adult. All children must have a ticket. For a Parent & Carers Guide to Concerts please click here
Is there anywhere for me to wait while the event is on?
A holding area is sometimes provided in the entrance foyer of the Arena. For further information please contact
customerservices.wembley@livenation.co.ukcustomerservices.wembley@livenation.co.ukcustomerservices.wembley@livenation.co.ukcustomerservices.wembley@livenation.co.ukcustomerservices.wembley@livenation.co.uk
Is there a cloakroom?
There are 2 cloakrooms in the Arena.
Filming permission
On occasion events at Wembley Arena are filmed. By entering the venue you give your consent to being filmed as a member of the audience for possible inclusion in the programme.
Standing areas
If we believe there to be a risk to any individual in the standing area we will provide, where possible, a ticket for a seating area as an alternative. 
Can I crowd surf?
Crowd surfing is not permitted. Crowd surfers will be removed from the standing area. Persistent offenders may be ejected from the venue.
What if I get lost?
We recommend that you pre-arrange a meeting point either in the Arena or the Square. Use the handy maps
I have an enquiry regarding my ticket.
If you have any questions about your ticket please contact the original place of purchase.

MCFLY SWITCHES ON WEMBEY ARENA CHRISTMAS TREE
Chart topping pop-rock band, McFly celebrated the last night of their Greatest Hits tour by lighting up Wembley Arena's first Christmas Tree before their show in the venue on Thursday 6 December.

BILL BAILEY WEMBLEY ARENA KING OF COMEDY
Funnyman Bill Bailey was crowned Wembley Arena’s comedy king on Thursday 29 November night. Bailey’s twenty date Tinselworm tour kicked off in Glasgow at the start of November, and culminated in two sold out shows at Wembley to over 20,000 people. He was presented with his award when he came off stage after the first show. Appropriately enough – given that he’s a team captain on TV’s music show Never Mind the Buzzcocks – Bailey joins an illustrious list of the very few comedy giants able to sell out the rock and roll venue

MORE FAMOUS HANDS UNVEILED IN THE SQUARE OF FAME

Bryan Adams and Lionel Richie have become that latest artists to add their hand prints to Wembley Arena's Square of Fame. Bryan Adams recently celebrated his 25th gig at the famous venue while Lionel Richie topped off 4 sell out shows in 2007 by having his hands immortalised in bronze. Adams and Richie join other superstars including Madonna, Dolly Parton, Rick Parfit and Francis Rossi of Status Quo, George Michael and Cliff Richard.

TELETUBBIES SAY 'EH-OH WEMBLEY!'
The Teletubbies paid a visit to Wembley Arena last week in advance of their forthcoming appearance in the CBeebies Live! Wonderland shows scheduled for the weekend before Christmas. It's ten years since Tinky Winky, La La, Dipsy and Po hit the TV screen, and this will be their first ever live arena shows.
CBeebies Live! Wonderland plays five shows on December 22 and 23 2007.

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WEMBLEY ARENA ROCKS THIS AUTUMN

A top line up of major rock acts is set to headline Wembley Arena in the run up to Christmas, with established favourites and new bands lining up to play the venue. Marilyn Manson, Hard-Fi, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Kings of Leon and Babyshambles will be making their Wembley Arena debuts, whilst Meat Loaf, Stereophonics, Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Heaven + Hell (Black Sabbath – the Dio Years), and Status Quo return to the Arena to crank up the volume once more.


AWARD WINNING WEMBLEY ARENA
The refurbished Wembley Arena was recognised with a prestigious live music industry award last night. The UK's flagship venue topped the Best International Arena category at the 18th Concert Industry Awards hosted in Los Angeles last Thursday night.
Voted for by readers of Pollstar Magazine, the Arena beat off competition from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Palau Sant Jordi – Barcelona, Manchester Evening News Arena and The Point in Dublin.
Speaking of the award, General Manager Peter Tudor said, 'This award reflects not just the investment made in turning the building into the stunning arena it now is, but also the efforts of the whole team in consistently offering excellent service to all of our customers both front of house and backstage – it's great that the industry has recognised these efforts.'
Wembley Arena has won the award three times before in 1999, 2000 and again in 2004 shortly before the venue closed for 15 months for a £35 million refurbishment that was completed in April 2006. The award caps off a record breaking 10 months since its reopening that has seen record numbers of shows and gig goers through the hallowed Wembley doors.
KYLIE HONOURED FOR HER WEMBLEY COMEBACK
The Australian pop princess has been presented with an award by Wembley Arena, after selling out her 7 comeback shows – including her New Year's Eve Party – at the UK's flagship venue.
Tickets for the January dates of Kylie's Showgirl Homecoming Tour sold out within minutes when they went on sale in July, while her New Years Eve Party sold out just as quickly after going on sale just 3 weeks in advance of the performance date.
The 7 show run is the first time she has headlined in the UK since her cancer diagnosis in 2005 and her first dates at Wembley Arena since her sell out Fever tour in 2002.
'We wanted to recognise Kylie's spectacular return to Wembley Arena' said Peter Tudor, Wembley Arena's General Manager. 'Kylie, her team and 79,000 fans have given us a phenomenal start to the New Year.'
The Wembley site has a fascinating history.

Once rolling parkland, the Wembley complex has been the site of historic events for almost a century.
In 1924, the British Empire Exhibition opened here, with exhibition buildings dedicated to the countries and the professions of the Empire. Billed as a Family Day Out, the Empire Exhibition featured lakes and parks alongside buildings dedicated to Arts, Industries and Engineering. The new Wembley Stadium stood across the road from the Palaces of India, Canada and Australia.
Although hugely successful as a visitor attraction, the exhibition was not profitable and the land was soon divided among different owners. Some of the buildings fell into disrepair, whilst others found new uses once the exhibition itself had closed.
In 1934, the new Empire Pool was constructed at Wembley in the space of just six months. This large public swimming facility boasted two pools and a wave machine, and was used for a host of public events from the 1934 Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games), to Boxing, Ice Hockey, the 1948 Olympics, and music events.
Over time, these music events were to develop into the lifeblood of the Empire Pool, especially when the era of Rock n Roll took hold. With a temporary cover across the swimming pool and a stage at one end, the venue became famous for hosting the big names of the day, including Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
In 1978 the Empire Pool became Wembley Arena, the most famous indoor concert hall in the world, with a 12,000-seat capacity.
Over the years, anyone who is anyone has played Wembley Arena: Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Kylie, Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo, George Michael, Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Eagles, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Cher, David Bowie – the list is endless.
Following a spectacular £35m refurbishment the Arena reopened in April 2006, and the superstars have flooded back to play the 'new' Wembley Arena. The completion of the refurbishment marks the start of a new era for this world famous venue and makes Wembley Arena the UK's must play venue.
The new improved Wembley Arena has made all areas of the building accessible with new lifts, more entrances, more toilets, access to the restaurant and more space for wheelchair users.
 
For information on our facilities contact the specialist sales line on 020 8902 4141,
Mon – Sat 10.30am – 4.30pm (open later during events)
Wheelchair access
The Arena is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Access is via any of the front/foyer entrance doors as well as both the South West and North West entrances. New lifts provide access to the restaurant and there are lower counters on selected merchandise and refreshment concessions. In addition to this there are wheelchair accessible bays within the auditorium and toilet facilities throughout the Arena.
Disabled Toilets
Toilets for disabled visitors are located in the middle of both concourses and are fitted with standard RADAR locks. Patrons who hold their own keys will be able to access the toilets using these. For those that don't have a key they are available from the Information points on both concourses, located next to the disabled toilets.
Assistance dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome, although (dependent on sound levels) they are not allowed to remain in the auditorium during performances and alternate provision will be made. Please call 020 8782 5500 for further information.
Hearing assistance
A hearing assistance system is installed within the auditorium. Hearing loops are also installed at the Arena Box Office, Customer Service Desks and selected merchandise/refreshment concessions. Please call 020 8782 5500 for further information.
Parking
Wheelchair users with a blue Disabled Badge can pre-purchase concessionary car park passes from the Wembley Box Office on 020 8902 4141 or on arrival on a pay-on-entry basis.
Advice & assistance is available from the customer services desks on both Arena concourses. Comments or suggestions can be made by phone on 020 8782 5500 or to customerservices.wembley@livenation.co.uk
TOP TIPS FOR WISE TICKET BUYING
  • Always call the venue Box Office first.
  • Only ever buy from the outlets listed in the show advertising.
  • Make sure you know the face value of the ticket and how much you are paying in booking fees.
  • Always find out the location of the seats.
  • Make sure you know when the tickets will be delivered to you.
  • Never buy from an agent who tells you the tickets will be available to collect outside the box office.

THE PARENTS AND CARERS GUIDE TO CONCERTS
CHECK YOUR TICKETS – it might sound obvious, but make sure you've got the right venue and the right date and don't forget your tickets. It's helpful to know which entrance you need to use and what time the concert starts – if you have any questions, check with the venue.
PLAN YOUR JOURNEY – Many concerts start close to rush hour, so the traffic may be heavy around the venue and car parks. Leave enough time to find the venue, park the car, enter the venue – which might involve  queuing – and find your seats before the concert starts.
HELP – if your children have any problems or difficulties during the event, they should tell a seating steward – they will be happy to help.
DRINKS – Concerts are exciting and it can be hot work cheering and dancing for your favourite pop star for 3 hours! Please note that venues may not allow bottle or cans to be brought in for safety reasons.
MEETING POINT – If your children are old enough to go to concerts on their own or with friends, drop them off in a safe place and ensure they know where to meet you after the show and how to contact you if the concert ends earlier than expected. (the venue may have designated areas for drop-off and collection – please check)
Whether you are looking for lighter snacks from our refreshment stands or something more substantial to celebrate a special occasion, Wembley Arena caters for everyone. There are bars and food outlets throughout the Arena – see venue plan
The food units situated on both concourses serve quality food from a variety of fast food and snack menus including burgers, fried chicken and hot dogs. They remain open throughout the event from doors opening. Our new 200 seater restaurant is open during most events – from 1 hour before the main doors open – serving traditional and contemporary food – either from our a la carte menu or our bar menu.
PLEASE NOTE- Either the a la carte menu or bar menu is available – not both – depending on the show. Please ask about menu options when booking.
The restaurant does get busy so we recommend that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please contact 020 8782 5609 to make a reservation.
WEMBLEY ARENA TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS

Wembley Arena (the 'Venue Manager') sells Tickets to events as agent on behalf of the event's promoter (the 'Event Promoter').  Tickets ('Tickets') sold by Wembley Arena on and subject to the terms and conditions of the Event Promoter and The Venue (a full set of which are available at www.wembleyarena.co.uk and in writing from 020 8902 4141). 

YOUR TICKETS
  1. Please check your Tickets on receipt.
  2. The venue is not liable for any Tickets that are lost or stolen.  Standing tickets cannot be replaced under any circumstances.
  3. Removing the ticket stub invalidates the Ticket.
  4. Tickets are non-transferable. Reselling a Ticket for profit/commercial gain without the express permission of the artist's management or promoter will make it void, and the holder may be refused entry to or removed from the Venue.  
  5. Tickets cannot be exchanged after purchase.
  6. Refunds will not be given unless the event is cancelled or in certain other circumstances described, under 'The Performance' below.  
  7. All children must have a ticket.  Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Standing areas are not suitable for children under 16.  Events may be age restricted and it is the responsibility of the Ticket holder to check before purchasing.
  8. The Ticket holder has a right only to a seat of value corresponding to that stated on the Ticket holder's Ticket and management reserves the right to provide alternative seats to those specified on the ticket.

ADMISSION
  1. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to Wembley Arena and have this Ticket available for inspection throughout the event. If you buy tickets from unauthorised sources, the tickets may not be valid and admission to the event may not be permitted.
  2. Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
  3. You may be refused entry or ejected if, in the reasonable opinion of Wembley Arena Manager, the presence of the ticket-holder in the Venue might be a risk to the safety of the audience and/or the holder, and/or affect the enjoyment of the audience, and/or the running of the concert (for example: if you are (or appear to be) drunk, under age (where relevant), abusive, threatening, behaving anti-socially, carrying offensive weapons or illegal substances, decline to be searched or are in breach of any of these terms & conditions).
  4. To ensure audience safety, we may conduct security searches from time to time and reserve the right to confiscate any item which may cause danger or disruption to other members of the audience/the event.
  5. No cans or glass bottles are allowed in Wembley Arena.  Bottle tops may be removed.  Alcohol may not be brought into the Venue.
  6. There is no readmission to Wembley Arena once you have left the building.
  7. The consumption of intoxicating liquors is permitted only in authorised places and in accordance with the Licensing Act 1964 and the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol, etc) Act 1985 and other statutory or regulatory requirements.
  8. The following activities are strictly prohibited:-
    1. Entry onto the performing area and backstage or any other prohibited areas.
    2. Unauthorised visual or audio recording inside Wembley Arena.
    3. Standing on seats or in any gangways and climbing any barriers or other structure.
    4. Throwing of any object onto the performing area.
    5. Crowd surfing and moshing.
    6. Excessive noise or the use of abusive language.
    7. Unauthorised offer for sale or distribution of any newspapers, magazines, merchandise or other items.
    8. Possession of any article, which is or may be used as a weapon or missile.  The Venue Manager reserves the right to confiscate such articles, which may not be returned.
    9. Damage to or interfering with any property of Wembley Arena or Event Promoter.

THE PERFORMANCE
Cancellation right/right to make alterations
  1. The Event Promoter reserves the right to make alterations to the advertised event, where the alterations are not material (see para 5 below).
  2. The Event Promoter also reserves the right to:-
    • make material alterations (see para 5 below) to the advertised event; and
    • cancel or re-schedule the event, but will only do so for reasons beyond its reasonable control.  (This might include, for example, performer's illness or a major power failure.) 
Refund policy
  1. If an event is cancelled, you will be entitled to a refund from the Event Promoter of the face value of the Ticket. 
  2. If the advertised event is re-scheduled or subject to a material alteration after the date you brought the Ticket, the Event Promoter will publish notice of this (see para 8 below) and operate a refund scheme under which, if you choose not to attend the event, you may return your unused Ticket for a refund of the face value of the Ticket.  Applications for a refund should be made at the original point of purchase.
  3. A 'material' alteration is a change which (through the non-appearance of acts) makes the event materially different to the event that purchasers of tickets (taken generally) could reasonably expect.  This is judged by reference to the nature and billing of each event but, for example:
    •  Where, other than supporting acts, there is only one billed act, the non-appearance of the billed headline act will be material; but
    • The non-appearance of a billed supporting act will not be material, even if it is not replaced.
      Please note that acts billed as festivals or themed events are judged, for this purpose, by reference to the overall theme rather than individual acts scheduled to appear in them.  (This includes all events where the event name does not include reference to any specific act).  In these cases, no scheduled acts may be considered as headline acts, whatever their relative fame or prominence in the billing.
  4. You will not be entitled to a refund in the event of any non-material changes to the event, or if you do attend the event, nor is there any more general right to a refund for unwanted tickets.
Obtaining a refund
  1. For information on the procedure for obtaining a refund, please contact the point of sale from which you purchased your Tickets.  Certain conditions to obtaining a refund apply as follows: (i) the Event Promoter will only refund Tickets purchased from authorized agents; (ii) refunds will only be made on production of the whole unused Ticket; and (iii) refunds will only be made on Tickets that have not been presented to gain entrance into the event.
  2. If the advertised event is re-scheduled or subject to a material alteration, refund requests      will only be accepted if made as soon as possible after notification of the change and, in any event, prior to 1 week before the revised event. 
  3. If the advertised event is re-scheduled or subject to a material alteration at short notice (within 1 week of the revised event), or is cancelled, refund requests will only be accepted within 28 days after the original scheduled date of the performance.

    Notification of cancelled/altered events

  4.  It is the Ticket Holder's responsibility to ascertain whether an event has been cancelled, rescheduled, or become subject to material change. 
    1. Information on such matters will be made available on behalf of the Event Promoter as soon as reasonably possible on Wembley Arena's website at www.wembleyarena.co.uk.  However customers are advised that the website cannot always be updated immediately, and that circumstances giving rise to cancellation or material alterations can sometimes arise immediately prior to an event.
    2. You may also call 020 8902 4141 for the most recent information available to Wembley Arena on the day of the event.

PRIVACY
  1. Customer details are managed in accordance with the Wembley Arena's Data Protection Policy, a copy of which is available if you call 020 8902 4141 or at www.wembleyarena.co.uk.  
  2. CCTV and film cameras may be present at the Venue.  Attending an event signifies ticket holders' consent to the filming and sound recording of themselves as members of the audience without payment or copyright.

GENERAL
  1. The use of unauthorised cameras, video and sound recording equipment is prohibited.  Such items may be confiscated. 
  2. The entire venue is strictly No Smoking.
  3. Dogs (except Assistance Dogs) are not permitted in the auditorium.
  4. Official merchandise is only available from Wembley outlets at Wembley Arena.
  5. In seated areas other members of the audience may stand up during the event.
  6. If you experience a problem please contact a steward so that we can resolve the issue at the event.
  7. Nothing in these terms and conditions (including the next paragraph) is intended to exclude or to limit in any way any liability which the Event Promoter and/or Wembley Arena  may have:
    • in negligence, for any loss of or damage to personal property brought into Wembley Arena; or
    • for death of or personal injury to any person caused by their negligence or other wrongful act or omission.
  8. Under no circumstances will the Event Promoter or Wembley Arena be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense, which was not reasonably foreseeable at the time the Ticket was purchased or which was not directly attributable to any act or omission of the Event Promoter or Wembley Arena. Neither the Event Promoter nor Wembley Arena will be liable for any loss of enjoyment or any wasted expenditure in excess of the Ticket price.
  9. Each of the provisions of these terms and conditions is distinct and severable from the others and if at any time one or more of such provisions is or becomes invalid, unlawful or unenforceable (whether wholly or to any extent), the validity, lawfulness and enforceability of the remaining provisions (or the same provision to any other extent) shall not in any way be affected or impaired.
  10. Loud music can damage hearing.
  11. Please consider our neighbours and leave Wembley Arena quietly.