Ariana Grande in Sheffield: Every item you're banned from taking into the Fly DSA Arena

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Ariana Grande will bring her Sweetener World Tour to Sheffield tonight with thousands of fans packing into the Fly DSA Arena.

The sell-out show will feature warm-up acts including Social House and Ella Mai before Ariana Grande takes to the stage at 9.20pm.

Excitement is sky high to see the US superstar perform after she was named Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’.

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Grande also scooped a pair of Grammy Award nominations in ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ for her Sweetener record and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ for ‘God Is A Woman’.

Ariana Grande attends Billboard's Women In Music 2018 (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for FIJI Water)Ariana Grande attends Billboard's Women In Music 2018 (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
Ariana Grande attends Billboard's Women In Music 2018 (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

Fans can access the site for the car park and queuing from 3pm with doors opening at 6.30pm but Fly DSA has reminded customers of what they’re banned from bringing.


Each fan can bring one clear bag or a re-sealable clear freezer/ziplock bag.

All of the bags must be 100 per cent clear and made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC.

The bags must not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”.

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Clear freezer/Ziplock bags must be a one gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag (or smaller).The arena said that an exception will be made for medically necessary items after thorough proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

All belongings must be individually placed in your clear bags and items cannot be placed in additional bags within.


Fans are banned from the ‘unauthorised use of cameras, mobile phones, iPads, videos or any form of recording equipment.

The venue will not allow professional type cameras and ones with detachable lenses, with the exception of officially accredited photographers covering the event.

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Video cameras and audio recording equipment are very rarely allowed, but often the show promoter will allow in small cameras or phones to be used.

If photography is allowed at an event stewards can still ask you to stop if your actions are disturbing or effecting the view and enjoyment of the show of those around you.

Signs, banners and selfie sticks

The Arena discourage people from bringing large posters, flags and banners to events as they will invariably restrict the view of people sitting around you.

At the risk of getting your posters confiscated and upsetting other audience members, the Arena request you didn't bring them to the Arena.

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For these reasons large flags & banners with large poles along with selfie sticks are not allowed into the venue.

Flags & banners on sticks a maximum length of 30cm will be permitted when used responsibly and if not effecting the view of those around them.


Balloons are not permitted because if released they end up in the roof of the building which can cause issues with lighting and are very difficult to remove from the eaves of the building that is over 20 meters high.

Party Poppers

There is a blanket ban on "Party Poppers" as some fireworks are designed to look like these and it is not possible to differentiate between them.

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