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Crew get to work building stage at Ipswich’s Portman Road stadium ahead of Sir Elton John gig

PUBLISHED: 16:48 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:52 16 June 2017

Work to build Elton John's stage get under way at Portman Road. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Work to build Elton John's stage get under way at Portman Road. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

It may have been a long, long time, but Sir Elton John will touch down in Ipswich tomorrow night for a sun drenched performance at Portman Road.

Elton John performing at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester. Picture: GREGG BROWNElton John performing at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The legendary singer, who has penned a myriad of hit singles, including Rocket Man, Your Song, Benny & the Jets and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me will bring his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour to thousands of fans in Suffolk’s county town.

It has been 13 years since he last performed in Ipswich.

Portman Road gets ready for the Elton John concert on Saturday 17th June.
Picture:SARAH LUCY BROWNPortman Road gets ready for the Elton John concert on Saturday 17th June. Picture:SARAH LUCY BROWN

• Try our quiz to test your knowledge of Sir Elton John.

Doors open at 5pm and fans have been warned extra security measures will be in place in light of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

Portman Road gets ready for the Elton John concert on Saturday 17th June.
Picture:SARAH LUCY BROWNPortman Road gets ready for the Elton John concert on Saturday 17th June. Picture:SARAH LUCY BROWN

There will be bag searches and a visible officer presence in and around the football ground, including armed police.

Concert-goers have been urged not to take large bags, and only take a small bag along if necessary.

For all the reaction and photos after the gig, visit the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

• Ever wondered how many glasses of water Sir Elton drinks during a concert? Check out 21 things you might not know about the superstar

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