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.
Doors open – 4pm
Bokassa – 5.20pm
Ghost – 6.20pm
Metallica – 7.50pm
Ends – 10.20pm
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
Harvester of Sorrows
Here Comes Revenge
Moth Into Flame
Sad But True
Fade to Black
Master of Puppets
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Seek and Destroy
Lords of Summer
Nothing Else Matters
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.