Travellers are being reminded to plan for extra journey time this evening as the city centre fills up with thousands of music fans.
Rita Ora is set to hit the stage later this evening and sun-kissed music lovers are already filling out pubs and restaurants close to Slessor Gardens.
— Dundee City Council (@DundeeCouncil) July 28, 2018
Roads surrounding the city’s newest venue have been closed to allow for safe pedestrian access to the gig, causing delays with bus services and general congestion.
Services using Dundee City Centre are now starting to experience delays of up to 10 minutes due to road closures and congestion for Rita Ora concert. This is expected to increase throughout the afternoon.
— Stagecoach East Scot (@StagecoachEScot) July 28, 2018
And some revellers were left a little hungry after the Overgate was evacuated shortly after 5pm due to a fire alarm.
Customers at food establishments including Frankie and Benny’s had to leave their meals and head outside after the alarms were triggered.
One shopper said: “The place was pretty busy and a lot of folk were getting a bit of food before the Rita Ora concert so it was a bit of a pain.
“Everybody had to leave which was a bit annoying but I guess it’s just one of those things – it’s just bad timing given the town was so busy for the concert.”
Drivers are being reminded a number of road closures will be put in place from Saturday afternoon, with Earl Grey Place, South Crichton Street, South Castle Street, Dock Street (from Union Street to Commercial Street) and Thomson Avenue all closing to traffic from 3pm.