Tonight’s the night ... or at least that’s what thousands of Rod Stewart fans will be singing on Saturday when they arrive in town.
The sell-out concert by the rock legend will attract the biggest-ever attendance at the Falkirk Stadium when it kicks off at 6.30 p.m.
Around 18,000 fans will descend on the stadium for the gig by the chart-topping singer who, at 69 and still touring, is proving he is ‘Forever Young’.
The concert is one of five he is staging in the UK this month and, as well as being the only one in Scotland, it’s the final date on his tour.
Lucky Falkirk Herald reader Rhonna MacDonald is assured of one of the best seats in the house after winning last week’s competition for the hospitality package, which includes the VIP lounge, four-course meal, after concert buffet and disco.
Rhonna (55), of Old Redding Road, Laurieston, lives almost close enough to the stadium to hear the rock legend belting out his hits, but had already bought tickets.
Delighted at her success, the admin worker at Falkirk Community Hospital said: “That’s brilliant, although I can’t quite believe it. Someone’s going to get a surprise present of the tickets I already had.”
A long-time Rod Stewart fan, Rhonna, who will be accompanied by husband Duncan, a Falkirk FC season ticket holder, said she has been eagerly looking forward to the concert for months.
“We saw Elton John two years ago and Ronan Keating last summer. I think it is fantastic that the football club are attracting all these big names and it’s great for the area.”
Supporting Rod will be DixieMix, a six piece jazz band, and a “surprise” guest.
Andy Thomson, director of organisers Falkirk FC (Events), thanked everyone who had helped with arrangements for the concert, including football club and stadium staff, Falkirk Council and all the emergency services.
He said: “This has been a pleasure to organise as all those we have dealt with have been very supportive.
“Now we are looking forward to a great night that hopefully people will remember for years to come.”