Meridian Centre steps up security ahead of Elton John concert

The Meridian Centre is taking extra steps to make sure everyone attending the Elton John concert has a safe and fun time seeing the musical icon.

Everyone coming to the concert will be going through strict security checkpoints including wanding according to Director of Marketing Kay Meilleur.

Meilleur advises everyone attending the event to leave big bags/purses at home.

"Feel free to bring a small clutch, but anything over 12 inches is not going to be allowed in the building at all."

Concert goers should arrive well before the show starts next Wednesday to pass through security on time.

The show starts at 8pm sharp.