Foo Fighters at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester – tickets, supports, setlist and more

It feels like we've been waiting Everlong for them to come back, but they're finally on their way.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 11th June 2024

It’s rare that we get to speak in superlatives like this but arguably the biggest rock band on the planet is coming to Manchester this week; that’s right, the Foo Fighters are back in town.

Undoubtedly one of the biggest names to ever do it, it’s been six years whole years since the Foos last came to 0161 and nearly a decade since they last played the Old Trafford cricket ground, delivering one of the most legendary sets this city has ever seen.

Having released their most recent record, Here We Are (Foo Fighters’ 11th studio album and the first since the tragic loss of Taylor Hawkins) around this time last year, we’re looking forward to hearing all their latest hits live for the first time – as well as all the bangers, of course.

Let’s be honest, they’re pretty much all bangers, that’s why they sell out massive arena tours all over the world. Anyway, enough prattling on, here’s everything you need to know about Foo Fighters’ return to Manchester and Emirates Old Trafford.


We’ll be straight with you, it’s very slim pickings.


Unsurprisingly, you’re only hope of grabbing a ticket to see Foo Fighters here in Manchester is by opting for a resale, with tickets for the main standing pitch starting from £92 on Thursday, 13 June (before fees) and what seats there are left strictly in the Platinum section. Things look even pricier for the Saturday.

We’re talking £172.50 upwards but if money’s no object and you want to spring from a fully decked-out hospitality experience, then by all means, go right ahead.


You can see what limited availability there is left HERE and obviously, be sure to keep your eye out via trusted resellers like TicketSwap and Twickets but we urge you to avoid illegal ticket touts at all costs.

Who is supporting Foo Fighters in Manchester?

Well, the answer to this question all depends on which night you’re going along to.

For those with tickets to see the first Foo Fighters show on the Thursday, you’ll be treated to the stylings of breakout British stars Wet Leg, as well as fellow rising indie-rock and funky post-punk stars Loose Articles, from none other than right here in Manchester.


However, if you’re heading to the weekend show on Saturday, 15 June, you’ve got a different pair of support acts in store, as Aussie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and Welsh alt-rock trio Chroma will be serving as warm-ups for the main event.

Either way, you’re going to have a hell of a show on your hands.

Stage times for Foo Fighters at Old Trafford

As for when you can expect all of these lovely acts to take the stage, obviously set times are always subject to change but here is everything we know so far.

It’s a much earlier start than most gigs – at least on Thursday, anyway – with gates opening from 4pm and Manc outfit Loose Articles getting things started at 5:25pm and due to finish just before 6pm.

Wet Leg are then set to follow up with the main support set at 6:15pm and playing until 7pm. From there, you’ll have a half-hour interval to grab yourself a drink, nip to the loo etc. before Dave Grohl and co. start their headline set at 7:30pm.


The curfew is set to 10.30pm, leaving you plenty of time to get home, and although the times haven’t been officially rolled out for Saturday, you can expect something roughly similar.


Now, we just so happen to be the first stop on the UK leg of their ‘Everything or Nothing’ at All tour, so we can only go off the most recent run of shows over in the US when looking at what the boys are going to play later this week.

Fortunately, the folks over at trusty old have done exactly that to compile an average setlist for Foo Fighters’ double bill at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Subject to change, as always, but here’s what you can roughly expect.

  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 / Whip It / March of the Pigs
  11. The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  12. Learn to Fly
  13. Arlandria
  14. These Days
  15. Shame Shame
  16. Monkey Wrench
  17. The Glass
  18. Aurora
  19. Best of You
  20. Everlong


  • The Teacher
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Foo Fighters have made no secret about their love of Manchester crowds and our music heritage. (Credit: Scarlet Page)

Travel info

Getting there by tram

There are a number of stops within easy walking distance of the ground:

  • Old Trafford (Bury/Altrincham lines) – located next to the stadium
  • Trafford Bar (Altrincham/East Didsbury/Manchester Airport lines) – 10-minute walk.
  • Firswood (East Didsbury/Manchester Airport lines) – 10-minute walk.
  • Wharfside (Trafford Park line) – located a 15-minute walk from the stadium.

By bus

Along Chester Road – a 10-minute walk from the venue

  • 255 – Piccadilly Gardens – Stretford – Carrington – Partington
  • 256 – Piccadilly Gardens – Hulme – Stretford – Lostock – Flixton
  • 263 – Piccadilly Gardens – Hulme – Stretford – Sale – Altrincham

Along Chester Road/Trafford Bar – a 20-minute walk from the venue

  • X50 – Piccadilly Gardens – Old Trafford – Trafford Park – Worsley
  • 250 – Piccadilly Gardens – Trafford Park – The Trafford Centre

You can see a full interactive map for public transport down below.

Getting there car/parking

According to TfGM, congestion on the roads close to the ground is due to build around two hours before the event, with hotspots towards the ground from junction seven of the M60 (Chester Road), and the Mancunian Way if you are travelling from the city centre, as well as Trafford Park and the Trafford Centre.

If you need to travel by car to the Emirates Old Trafford, we advise you to plan your journey in advance, official parking is available at the venue with entry gates located on both Talbot Road and Great Stone Road, with ‘Pay on Foot’ machines installed at official car parks.


It goes without saying that you need to ensure you’re parking responsibly during the events so that other road users and local residents can also use the highways in and around the ground.

For all other information on how to get there, you can also use the Bee Network’s journey planner.

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And that should be just about all you need to know about the Foo Fighters two dates at Old Trafford this week – we cannot wait to see all the footage popping up on socials.

We know it’s going to be an emotional couple of nights as this is the first time Manc crowds will be seeing the rock legends take the stage without Taylor, but you already know we’re going to sing our hearts out.

Go and make it a special one, Manchester.

Featured Images — Andi K. Taylor (supplied)/The Manc Group