Red Hot Chili Peppers


Emirates Old Trafford
Wednesday 22 June 2022 from 4:30pm to 10:15pm
Impacted area(s)

Stretford, Old Trafford, A56 Chester Road, Altrincham Metrolink Line

Trams will be busy from 4.30pm until 8pm and again at the end of the concert at around 10.15pm.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers return to the UK for their first tour since 2016.

Doors for the concert open at 4pm, and with close to 50,000 people attending the concert, it's important that you plan ahead to avoid being caught in traffic. Otherwise, you may miss the gig and will only be able to dream of Californication!


Going to sing-along with the Chilis?

Getting to Emirates Old Trafford by tram couldn’t be easier. These Are The Ways to get there!

Trams on the Altrincham line operate to Old Trafford which is directly next to the stadium.

However, with so many people going to the concert, services will be very busy and you may want to walk to another stop before or after the concert. Watchu Thinkin then? By walking to one of the below stops you will avoid the crowds.

  • Firswood. A 10-minute walk away. Board an East Didsbury line or Manchester Airport line service from this stop.
  • Wharfside. A 15-minute walk away.
  • Exchange Quay. A 20-minute walk away. Board a tram on the Eccles line.


Attendees should use contactless for payments, it's the easy way to pay. Just remember to touch-in and touch-out!

Park and Ride

Leave the car then, Get Up And Jump onto the tram to the gig!

Park and Ride facilities are free to use and Metrolink services go within walking distance of Emirates Old Trafford. All services from the below locations take around 15 minutes.

  • Sale Water Park with 300 spaces (leave the M60 at Junction 6). Alight at Trafford Bar.
  • Parkway with 360 spaces (leave the M60 at Junction 9). Alight at Wharfside.

Not going to the concert?

Not going to the concert? If you can travel flexibly, board a Metrolink service before 4.30pm for a quieter trip with more space on board. Click here for the latest data showing when services are busy

Driving (to sing-along with the Chilis)

By The Way, journey times will increase on A56 Chester Road, Trafford Road, Talbot Road, Wharfside Way and surrounding areas before and after the concert.

Fans can also park their cars at Old Trafford Football ground, a ten-minute walk away from Emirates Old Trafford - it will take One Hot Minute to pay on arrival.

Driving (but not going to the concert)

Traffic on the roads around the stadium will be significant, especially after the concert.

If you can travel flexibly, re-time your journey in the area to before 5pm or after 10.15pm to avoid fans arriving and departing from the concert, or re-route to avoid the congestion.


Did I Let You Know? The 255, 256, 263 and x50 bus services run within walking distance of Emirates Old Trafford this way you will arrive Right On Time for your favourite songs!


Old Trafford is easily accesible on foot from local areas - Walkin’ On Down The Road means you will beat the One Way Traffic.

We are encouraging everyone who is within 30 minutes of the stadium to make their journey to the concert on foot.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey.