Sir Tom Jones to perform for thousands in Chepstow

Tom Jones on stage singing
Sir Tom Jones will perform at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday [Getty Images]

Welsh superstar Sir Tom Jones is to perform before a crowd of about 30,000 in Monmouthshire on Saturday.

His concert at Chepstow Racecourse comes just days after he kicked off a week of live performances at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Denbighshire.

The "truly unforgettable" gig was the 84-year-old's first appearance at the world music festival which has been running for 77 years.

Music fans attending his concert in Chepstow by train could face some disruption, with the Severn rail tunnel closed until 19 July.

Shania Twain performed at the racecourse on Friday evening - her first gig in Wales - hot on the heels of her Glastonbury show.

The iconic country-pop star did not disappoint in the festival's Legends Slot last Sunday, performing some of her biggest hits including That Don't Impress Me Much and Man! I Feel Like a Woman.

Who is Sir Tom's support act?

Sir Tom will be supported by the popstar Gabrielle, whose hits include Dreams and Out of Reach.

Gabrielle previously told the BBC that she was looking forward to performing ahead of Sir Tom and described herself as a "huge fan".

“I’m really excited because I’ve never met him before, but I’ve always been a lover of his music," she told BBC Radio Wales.

"I just love him, he just gets better with age."

Will there be road closures?

Yes – there are several planned road closures affecting both Chepstow and nearby Caldicot, which organisers say is to ensure the safety of both concertgoers and residents.

The main Chepstow to Monmouth A466 road will close between the racecourse and St Arvans from 21:00 BST until 02:00.

Welsh Street will close from 09:00 BST until 02:00, on Saturday, from the junction on Kingsmark Lane to the entry to Piercefield Avenue. There will be residential access only to Piercefield, The Rosary, and The Cloisters.

The road will be fully closed from the entry of Piercefield Avenue up to the Itton Road roundabout.

Crick Road, between Portskewett and Crick, will be closed from 09:00 until 02:00 on both Friday and Saturday, with residential access allowed.

Rail disruption

Concertgoers travelling by train into south Wales will be affected by the Severn Tunnel's 16-day closure until Friday 19 July.

Network Rail has said there will be a limited rail replacement service running between Newport, Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol.

More details can be found here.

What about parking?

There is very limited parking available at the racecourse, which needs to be booked in advance.

There is also a park and ride option, 5 miles (8km) from the racecourse at the David Broome Event Centre in Portskewett, near Caldicot. Tickets for this need to be booked in advance via the event website.

Can I still get tickets?

Yes – tickets are still available and start from around £50.