Main pic: Paul Harrop [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
2003 – 2016
In 2002, Hull City football club bade farewell to Boothferry Park, their home of over 50 years. They moved to the all new Kingston Communications Stadium, a Council-built ground to be shared with the Hull FC rugby league team. In 2003 the Stadium Management Company (the entity set up to oversee the running of the stadium) announced that they were to stage a series of concerts in the ground. Elton John was the first of those concerts, in July 2003. A series of concerts took place over the next four years, though it is reported that none of them made any significant financial profit and in 2007 it was announced that there would be no more concerts held at the KC. There was one more concert held in 2011 and then no further events until the arrival of Rod Stewart (supported by daughter Ruby’s band The Sisterhood) in June 2016.
The KC Stadium changed its name to the KCOM Stadium in 2016. The stadium sits in the grounds of West Park, which has itself hosted the Hull Pride LGBT Festival.
Complete list of KC/KCOM Stadium concerts:
|Jul 2003||Elton John|
|Jun 2004||Bryan Adams (+ Proud Mary + Sketcher)|
|May 2005||Neil Diamond|
|Jul 2005||REM (+ The Zutons + Idlewild)|
|Jun 2006||Bon Jovi (+ Kubb + Reminiscence)|
|Jul 2006||Simply Red|
|Jul 2007||The Who (+ The Ordinary Boys + Jackson Analogue)|
|10 Jun 2011||JLS (+ Olly Murs)|
|14 Jun 2016||Rod Stewart (+ The Sisterhood)|