Live M4 travel updates: Traffic queueing for 15 miles as half-term starts and Ed Sheeran fans descend on Cardiff

Here are all the latest travel updates from across Wales for Friday, May 27, as Ed Sheeran performs the second night of his concert in Cardiff, half-term begins and airline delays persist.

There are long tailbacks along the M4, extending for more than 15 miles on the westbound carriageway and five miles on the eastbound carriageway, from Cardiff Gate, through Newport and half way along the Severn Bridge. Traffic cameras show heavy congestion as people make there was into Cardiff for Sheeran’s gig tonight at the Principality Stadium, the second of his three night run in the capital, while others leave for half-term holiday plans.

His Welsh gigs will form part of the first leg of his ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’), taking place in stadiums throughout 2022. He has already performed one gig, which you can read about, here and will perform, tonight, Friday, May, 27 and Saturday, May, 28. We’ll be bringing you live updates as Cardiff prepares for the second show today (Friday) as thousands of fans make their way into the city.

Meanwhile, Thursday saw TUI holidaymakers delayed more than 40 hours at Cardiff Airport in chaotic scenes. Frustrated holidaymakers had been waiting more than 40 hours to board a TUI flight from Cardiff Airport to the Greek island of Zakynthos.

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Passengers on flights to Ibiza and Dalaman were also reportedly been delayed by more than 24 hours. The summer half term also kicks off today, with thousands of families expected to travel around the country and further afield.

Follow our live travel updates as the day unfolds:

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