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Foo Fighters at Manchester’s Old Trafford: timings, tickets and everything you need to know

Foo Fighters at Manchester’s Old Trafford: timings, tickets and everything you need to know

It’s been a while since the Foo Fighters were in our neck of the woods. The Seattle band last graced our stages with a headline tour six years ago, so it’s safe to say that their return has been pretty highly anticipated. They’re touring in support of 2023 album But Here We Are.

This time they’ve really upped the ante. Instead of three UK dates (two of which were in London) we’re getting seven massive stadium concerts across Scotland, England, and Wales. They don’t call Dave Grohl the nicest man in music for nothing.

The first two Foo Fighters shows on this UK tour are in Manchester at Old Trafford (the cricket ground, not the football one). Here’s everything you could possibly need to know to make sure you have an excellent time. 

When are Foo Fighters playing Old Trafford?

The band will dazzle Manchester crowds for two nights on Thursday (June 13) and Saturday (June 15).

After that the band will head to Glasgow, London, and Cardiff, before finishing off their UK dates in Birmingham on June 27. 

What time do doors open?

Doors open at 4pm. What with the unpredictability of concert security it’s always best to get to the venue a little earlier than you feel you need to, although there’s little need to arrive at 4pm on the dot, especially if you have a seat.

The first support act starts at 5.25pm. 

What time will Foo Fighters come on stage?

The boys’ set is expected to begin at 7.30pm, and curfew for the arena is 10.30pm. 

What’s the seating plan?

If you’re wondering whether or not you’ll be able to get up close and personal with Dave Grohl’s guitar, check out the seating plan here to see whereabouts you’ll be in relation to the stage.

Who’s supporting the Foo Fighters?

Such an iconic band naturally has two support acts to really build the hype. First, at 5.25pm is Loose Articles, a homegrown punk group. They’ll be followed by Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg, whose set will begin at 6.15pm. 

Has the setlist been released?  

This is the Fighters first show in the UK, so it’s very possible they’ll change things up for their travels across our island. They also change up the setlist each night, so it’s likely that no two nights will be exactly the same. Here’s their most recent setlist, from the ‘Welcome to Rockville’ festival in Florida on May 11 to give you a sense of what you could be in for.

  1. All My Life
  2. No Son of Mine
  3. Rescued
  4. The Pretender
  5. Times Like These
  6. La Dee Da
  7. Breakout
  8. Medicine at Midnight
  9. Walk
  10. Guitar Solo / Sabotage / Keyboard Solo / Blitzkrieg Bop / March of the Pigs
  11. Eruption / Hot for Teacher (Van Halen cover) 
  12. My Hero 
  13. The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  14. Learn to Fly
  15. These Days
  16. Monkey Wrench
  17. Aurora
  18. Best of You
  19. The Teacher
  20. Everlong

Can you still get tickets?

Tickets for both nights are sadly completely sold out, but there are a very small number of resale tickets currently on sale on Ticketmaster here for Saturday. They generally range between £86.25 and £300, so depending on your budget this one may have slipped you by. Better luck next time.

What’s the weather going to be like?

Not ideal. There’s forecast to be rain from 4-8pm tomorrow, and Saturday is only marginally better with rainy and sunny spells. Temperatures will peak at 15 or 16 degrees, so definitely bring a jacket and something waterproof to keep you comfy throughout the show. 

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