ScotRail Provides Additional Seats for Madonna Concert

ScotRail, Scotland’s railway network authority, has announced that it is offering around 11,000 extra seats for fans travelling to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a concert by Madonna, to be held on July 21, 2012.

The company has announced that around 50 trains will be offering additional carriages while serving Murrayfield, linking Dunblane, Dundee, Fife, and Glasgow, with Edinburgh.

The concert is the singing superstar’s first in Scotland, and the rail authorities have asked passengers to return immediately to Haymarket Terrace, after the concert, where ScotRail employees will direct them to the queue systems for available trains.

The train operator also advised that no alcohol will be allowed on its services after 9pm, with the exception of the overnight Caledonian Sleeper trains, often dubbed as ‘hotels on wheels’.

Steve Montgomery, the company managing director, said, ‘We look forward to welcoming thousands of music fans on board for Saturday’s concert.

We want everyone to have a great evening out, and our plans ensure that we can accommodate as many customers as possible in a safe and pleasant environment.’

British Transport Police chief superintendent and area commander for the Scotland area, Ellie Bird, said, ‘Concert-goers should be aware that enhanced alcohol restrictions, announced by ScotRail recently, will be in place after the event finishes.

Our officers will be working with the rail industry to make sure people get to and from the concert safely. Please enjoy yourself, but it is important that you remember to behave appropriately, respect the rail staff working on the night and other passengers who may not be attending the gig.’


Madonna Concert Offers at Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Radisson Blu Hotels and Resorts, a part of Belgium-based The Rezidor Hotel Group, is offering special vacation packages for visitors to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in the UAE, for the concerts to be performed by pop music superstar, Madonna.

Madonna will be performing in front of a crowd of 22,000 on June 3 and 4, 2012, at the Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The concert is part of a World Tour to promote Madonna’s new album, MDNA. Those visiting Abu Dhabi for the concerts have the option of staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, and taking advantage of the special vacation packages offered by the hotel for concert accommodation.

Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi has 397 rooms and suites; dining venues including the Filini Italian Bar and Restaurant, the Assymetri all-day- dining restaurant, and Shams Pool Bar. The hotel’s leisure facilities include a swimming pool, a children’s pool and play area, a spa, a fitness facility, and a tennis court.

For a package price of AED2,988, the hotel is offering two-nights accommodation for two people; two general admission tickets to the concert; and daily breakfast, as part of its Madonna Concert Package, valid for the concert period. The hotel is also offering budget packages for the concert, for stays during June 3 or 4, 2012, for prices commencing from AED785 per person per night, based on triple occupancy.

The hotel is located close to the airport, a 20-minute drive away from Abu Dhabi city centre, and an hour’s drive from Dubai.