Swindon residents will have to wait to find out which music stars will be gracing the County Ground for its first concert in a decade.

The possibility of the club playing host to live music again at the County Ground for the first time in 11 years was raised when plans for it were announced in September. 

As part of those plans, members of the public were asked for their thoughts in a survey which has to date received thousands of results. 

Those answers are now being considered before any next steps are made, the club has confirmed, so it could be a while before any further developments are made public.  

A spokesperson for Swindon Town football club said: "We have now processed over 2,500 surveys and we are currently looking at the structure of a potential event.

"When we have that structure in place with proposed artists then we will approach the council."

The survey is still running and you can find it here. It asks questions about what kind of music would be preferred and what concert format is best suited.

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No date has yet been set for whatever concert there may be, but it is expected to be sometime in 2024. 

The Adver asked readers who they might like to see performing in the town and some of the names mentioned were Beyonce, Harry Styles and Bon Jovi, while others called for local stars like Billie Piper and XTC. 

At the time, Swindon Town Football Club, Commercial Manager, James Watts said: “We are bringing a concert back to The County Ground as it is a great way for the club to raise additional revenue and use the facility in a different way from only hosting football matches.”
"We are putting a lot of time and effort into getting this correct so having the most feedback possible from our fanbase and the people of Swindon and the surrounding areas is huge in moving this project forward.”

The stadium has not hosted a concert since 2013, when Atomic Kitten, Peter Andre, Blue, and Five were all on the bill, but it was interrupted after a generator failed.

Prior to that, it has been used to host a number of big names with megastars like Elton John in 2005 and Bryan Adams in 2006 among the people who have graced the Robins' homeground with a live performance.