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Foo Fighters

Ends: 28 June 2024

Last updated: 26 June 2024

What’s happening?

Foo Fighters will be the latest headline music act to be coming to Villa Park on Thursday 27 June.

Doors open at 16:00 so expect the roads and public transport services in and around Birmingham City Centre to be busier until the event begins and after 22:30. 

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journeys: check timetables and plan your route before you travel to make sure you arrive in plenty of time. 

Please allow extra time to travel on this day if your journey is to or through the area surrounding Villa Park.

Travelling by Rail

We are anticipating increased footfall at Witton and Aston stations. We would advise to plan ahead and retime your journeys if possible.

Please note that rail stations will be busy so please be patient and expect to queue, especially at the end of the concert. Review your journey options with our journey planner tool.

Travelling by Bus

We are anticipating an increase in demand on the 7, 11A, 11C, 65 and 67 on the concert day. 

If possible plan ahead and retime your journey. To check bus timetable information for these routes, please click here.

Changes have been made to bus stops around Birmingham City Centre. Please note if you travel through Birmingham Moor Street, Metro extension works are taking place. For your own safety, use the designated walking routes.

A map of city centre stops can be found here.

Travelling by Metro

West Midlands Metro will be operating a regular service and could be a quicker way of getting around. 

Services could be busier towards Grand Central tram stop from 17:00 with concert goers and commuters. Please retime your journey if you can.

For more information, please go to plan your journey with West Midlands Metro

Travelling by Bike or Foot

The A34 cycle lane could be busier than usual. Check the Beryl app for availability of West Midlands Cycle Hire.

For shorter journeys walking or cycling may be quicker way of getting around.

Travelling by Road

Delays will be expected on the M6 motorway J6 and 7, A38M and local roads around Aston.

Parking is not available at the venue so expect the area and car parks around Perry Barr, Salford Circus and Park Circus to be in high demand.

The junction at Birchfield Road and Aston Lane near Perry Barr train station is a known area for congestion on match days and with concerts.

If possible avoid travelling to or through this area if you are not attending the concert.

For safety, local road closures will be in place between 13:00 – 02:00.

If you are travelling to the concert, the venue has arranged a shuttle service from Dudley Street near Birmingham New Street station directly to Villa Park before and after the concert. More details can be found at here.

Please expect this location to be busy with pedestrians and be prepared to queue. If you are not travelling to the concert, please avoid this area if you can.   

Where possible, travel by public transport to avoid traffic congestion or travel at alternative times on the day.  

Travelling by Park and Ride

Consider leaving the car at home if you can and use public transport or park and ride sites to avoid traffic congestion.

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