Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Wythenshawe Park: travel advice including metrolink and road closures

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The hometown gig for the ex-Oasis star takes place later this month

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are coming home this month for an outdoor gig which is sure to be memorable. The band is performing at Manchester's Wythenshawe Park on August 26. 

The gig is NGHFB’s only Manchester show of the year, with an indoor arena tour planned for later in 2023. The band will be joined in the park by special guests Primal Scream and Future Islands. 

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Thousands will attend the gig, with people heading to the park via rail, road and bus. Recommendations on travel advice have been published by Transport for Greater Manchester. 


The nearest stop to the park is the Wythenshawe park tram stop. This is around a 10 minute walk along Altrincham Road to the park entrance. To support fans travelling to Wythenshawe Park, there will be Victoria to Airport and Deansgate-Castlefield to Airport services every 15 minutes. This means that there will be an Airport service to/from the city centre every 7.5 minutes (both directions) - both before and after the concert. 

After the gig, both Wythenshawe Park and Baguley tram stops will be closed after 9pm. Gig goers are advised to use Moor Road which will be signposted from inside the park.

Shuttle Bus

Two shuttle bus routes will operate on the night of the gig. Tickets will be available for purchase on buses for £3.50. Buses will depart at least once every five minutes. Buses are expected to take 30 minutes round trip. 

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All of the important information about both routes has been published by Transport for Greater Manchester: 

Before the concert

  • Sale to Wythenshawe Park - The service will pick fans up on Ashfield Road (opposite Sainsburys), then also stop on Broad Road (Sale Metrolink, Stop H), before continuing onto Moor Road Metrolink (Stop F) via Northenden Road, Sale Road and Wythenshawe Road. The first service to the concert will be at approximately 4pm, with the last service up to the park at approximately 8pm.

  • Manchester city centre to Wythenshawe Park - This service will pick fans up from Travis Street (on the A6 outside the Manchester Piccadilly Hotel) and travel via London Road, Mancunian Way, Princess Road and Wythenshawe Road to Moor Road Metrolink (Stop F). The first service to the concert will be at approximately 4pm, with the last service up to the park at approximately 8.05pm.

After the concert

  • Wythenshawe Park to Sale and Manchester city centre - The return service will pick fans up after the concert at Moor Road Metrolink (Stop F), then call at Cross Street, Sale before heading into the city centre, where the bus will terminate at Fairfield Street (Stop C). The first service will depart Moor Road at approximately 10pm, with the final service departing from the concert at approximately 1am.

Commercial buses

photo from Matt Crockett (c)photo from Matt Crockett (c)
photo from Matt Crockett (c)

Unite the Union have said that drivers from First Bus and Stagecoach will be on strike on the day of the gig. Some services won’t run as a result, but the services below will operate: 

  • 19 to Wythenshawe Road (Operating between Altrincham and Stockport)

  • 41 to Palatine Road (Operating between Sale and Middleton)

  • 43 to Palatine Road (Operating between Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport)

  • 370 to Wythenshawe Road (Operating between Altrincham and Stockport)

Road closures

Several roads around the park will be closed to allow people to safely arrive and depart. The following roads will not be open: 

  • Moor Road will be closed from its junction with Wythenshawe Road to the Junction with Altrincham Road in both directions between the hours of 9.30pm and approx. 1am.

  • Moorcroft Road

  • Altrincham Road

  • Wythenshawe Road

  • Orton Road

  • Sale Road

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