Music fans urged to plan travel for Manchester’s “busiest day”

Coldplay are set to take the stage at the Etihad Stadium, just outside the city centre, for shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, while Elton John plays three gigs at the city’s AO Arena as part of his farewell tour on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Arctic Monkeys are set to play at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on Friday and Saturday, while on Saturday and Sunday, thousands are expected to head to Salford Quays for the We Invented The Weekend festival.