Metallica at Etihad Stadium in Manchester – stage times, support act and how to get there

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American heavy metal icons Metallica return to Manchester this week for one of only two UK gigs on their ongoing world tour.

The Enter Sandman legends will play to thousands of fans at the Etihad Stadium at Eastlands on Tuesday evening as part of their Worldwired world tour.

And music fans will want to get there early as there will be lots of entertainment on stage – and a relatively early start time for the main act too.

Here’s all the info you need if you’re heading along, including how to get to the Etihad Stadium, the home of Premier League champions Manchester City.

Stage times

Doors open – 4pm

Bokassa – 5.20pm

Ghost – 6.20pm

Metallica – 7.50pm

Ends – 10.20pm

Credit: Ross Halfin


Fans can expect a mix of old classics and new material from across their acclaimed 11-album career which spans three decades.

Based on their most recent concert, on the ongoing Worldwired tour, this is the kind of setlist fans can expect.


The Memory Remains

Disposable Heroes

Harvester of Sorrows

The Unforgiven

Here Comes Revenge

Moth Into Flame

Sad But True

Fade to Black

St Anger


Master of Puppets

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Creeping Death

Seek and Destroy


Lords of Summer

Nothing Else Matters

Enter Sandman

How to get to the Etihad Stadium


There is a dedicated tram stop adjacent to the stadium, Etihad Campus, located in City Square.

Metrolink runs from the city centre including Manchester Piccadilly station to Etihad Campus stop and on towards Ashton. The journey time from Piccadilly is less than 10-minutes. On event days, trams run to and from the stadium stop every six minutes.  But be warned, on the way out there may be quite a wait!


There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 25 minutes to walk to the Etihad Stadium from the city centre.


There are bus stops adjacent to the stadium. At the end of the event buses will be lined up on Ashton New Road next to the South Stand which head to Manchester city centre.


There is limited parking available around the ground – but be aware that after events road closures are put in place (usually for around half an hour) to allow pedestrian access from the grounds.

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