- Etihad Campus
- Wednesday 1 June 2022 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
- Impacted area(s)
Manchester city centre, Beswick, Clayton, Gorton, Openshaw, Ashton
The streets of Manchester will be filled with people wearing bucket hats and parkas (a normal day then) as Liam Gallagher performs a special homecoming show at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 1 June.
Doors open at 5pm with support coming from The Streets and Goat Girl.
If you're travelling to watch the concert our key advice is:
- Based off data from previous events at the Etihad, we expect the roads such as - Regent Road, Hyde Road, Ashton Old Road and Mancunian Way - to be busy in the hours before and after the concert. Please consider leaving the car at home or re-routing your journey. D’You Know What I Mean? This way, you’ll avoid the congested areas.
- City centre Metrolink stops and services on the Ashton line will run to a 12-minute frequency and will be busier in the run up to the gig. This means You’ve Gotta Roll With It, Gotta Take Your Time when boarding a service. Don’t Look Back In Anger wishing you would have set off a little earlier for a more comfortable journey
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Metrolink services to the concert
C’mon You Know a fast and frequent tram service runs straight to the stadium’s dedicated tram stop Etihad Campus on the Ashton line. You can purchase a zone 1+2 ticket which will cover your journey there and back from the city centre for £3.50.
The journey from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the stadium takes less than 10 minutes.
After the concert, trams will not serve Holt Town and Velopark until crowds have cleared from the Etihad Campus stop.
We encourage passengers to pay via contactless especially for events, to beat the queue at the ticket machines. If you decide to pay for your ticket this way, please remember that the ticket you are purchasing is for one adult only. It is not possible to touch-in and out for multiple tickets.
If you are travelling with children, a child or family travelcard will need to be purchased from the ticket machine.
On the day of the concert, the 216 is the most frequent service which runs directly to the stadium. Some Might Say it’s an easy way to get to the Etihad. You'll find the service at the north side of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre. You'll find the service at the north side of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre.
Journey times will increase on Mancunian Way (eastbound), Ashton New Road, Ashton Old Road, Hyde Road and Alan Turing Way two hours before the concert.
Based on previous data collected from midweek events, drivers on the Mancunian Way (eastbound & westbound) can expect increases of 15 to 20 minutes on top of your normal journey time.
Heavy congestion was also identified on key routes such as Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street where drivers can expect an additional 10 minutes added to their journey.
If you’re travelling to the concert or driving in the impacted areas area take an alternative route or re-time your journey to before 5pm or after 9pm to avoid the delays.
A strictly-enforced resident parking scheme is in place on the streets around the ground, which is made clear through on-street signage.
Several roads around the stadium may be closed for approximately 20 minutes after the concert to allow pedestrians to leave.
Official car parks
Attendees should be aware that all official car park spaces have to be booked in advance. Please visit the Manchester City website for further information.
Park and Ride
If you do need to drive to the concert, we Definitely Maybe recommend using one of our Park and Ride sites where you can park for free and then complete your journey to the stadium on the tram.
Two Park and Ride sites are conveniently located close to M60 Junction 23.
From these stops the journey time to the stadium is less than 25 minutes.
The Etihad Stadium is easily accessed on foot from all local areas so you may want to consider walking in the sunshiiiiiine and getting those steps in!
There is a safe, well-lit and signposted walking route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the stadium.
Follow the Etihad Campus banners and ‘City Link’ signs to the ground, with the walk taking approximately 25 minutes. Click here for the walking map.
Manchester is well served by rail, so why not beat the traffic and take the train!
The stadium is 10 minutes away on the tram from Piccadilly Station or, For What It's Worth, why not take the short 20-minute stroll from the city centre.
Please remember to plan your journey in advance of the date by checking on the National Rail Website.
You can keep up to date on the latest Rail updates by following @nationalrailenq on Twitter.