A SITE team will arrive in Bathurst in a week to begin the mammoth job of setting up for the city's Sir Elton John concert.
Chugg Entertainment says the team will arrive in town next Wednesday, January 15 to start the mark-up and site and stage build for the January 22 show, which is set to draw a crowd of more than 20,000.
Twenty-four semi-trailers are required for the stage and 22 semi-trailers for production, according to Chugg.
"Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is one of the biggest shows touring the world at the moment," event producer Matthew Lazarus-Hall said.
"Over 120 square metres of video screen will sit on and to the side of the stage, and the stage will stretch almost from one side of Carrington Park to the other."
It will take about seven days to "build" the show and then three days for the show to be dismantled and packed up, he said.
A small army will be involved before, during and after the show, according to Chugg: around 30 people will be working on the site in the first three days and then, closer to the show, that number will rise to around 150 people.
Underlining the enormity of the tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road has seven caterers with their own equipment who are on the road to feed the band and crew.
The Bathurst show - which was announced last February - will be bookended by Farewell Yellow Brick Road performances at Mount Cotton in outer Brisbane and Woodend in central Victoria.