The Weeknd at Etihad Stadium — stage times, support acts, setlist and more

It's been bouncing at the Etihad the past few weeks and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon!

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 9th June 2023

It is an absolutely massive few days of music here in Manchester and although while plenty will be focused on the arrival of Parklife, there’s another big name arriving at the Etihad this Weeknd.

See what we did there?…

That’s right, Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd is one of many amazing incredible acts set to perform this Saturday, following Coldplay last week by taking the stage at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

With The Courteeners kicking off the Heaton Park party vibes on Friday before the Parklife festivities get into full swing, you obviously can’t cram absolutely everyone onto one big field, so for those of you that are going along, here’s everything you need to know.

Are there any tickets left for The Weeknd’s Manchester gig?

We’ve got some bad news for you, tickets to see The Weeknd at the Etihad sold out a while ago — we’re talking seated, standing, hospitality, the lot.


He is one of the biggest pop and R&B artists on the planet, so not that much of a surprise, to be fair.

You can obviously always keep your eye out on resellers like TicketSwap and Twickets for any spares that might go up but, as always, we advise caution when purchasing second-hand tickets from anyone and to steer well clear of ticket touts.


Who are The Weeknd’s support acts?

As for those of you who have managed to bag a ticket, you’re in for an absolute treat as not only will you be seeing The Weeknd but his support acts are absolutely dynamite.

As well as prolific producer Mike Dean (not the one that’s usually at the Etihad) as the first support, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Travis Scott, Drake and countless other big names — The Weeknd included, obviously — you will also get to see global DJ and electronic sensation Kaytranada before the main event.

Madness, right? For anyone still sleeping on Kaytra (there can’t be many of you left in the world), the fellow Canadian is arguably one of the best live acts going at the minute, selling out stadiums all across the world, headlining Coachella and costing a fair few quid to see alone.


It’s not hard to see why:

@adelamariiaa best night of my life #kaytranada #kaytranadalondon ♬ original sound – adelamariiaa

The Weeknd ‘After Hours til Dawn’ setlist

Now, when it comes to setlists, given that artists like switch things up from show to show all the time, we can only ever really give you predictions.

However, according to and his last show in Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Portugal, he is what you very well be hearing come Saturday night.

We’ll warn you now, it’s an absolute whopper of a line-up.

  1. Take My Breath
  2. Sacrifice (Swedish House Mafia remix)
  3. How Do I Make You Love Me?
  4. Can’t Feel My Face
  5. Lost in the Fire
  6. Hurricane
  7. The Hills
  8. Often
  9. Crew Love
  10. Starboy
  11. House of Balloons
  12. Heartless
  13. Low Life
  14. Reminder
  15. Party Monster
  16. Faith
  17. After Hours
  18. Out of Time
  19. I Feel It Coming
  20. Die for You
  21. Is There Someone Else?
  22. I Was Never There
  23. Wicked Games
  24. Call Out My Name
  25. The Morning
  26. Save Your Tears
  27. Less Than Zero


  • Blinding Lights
  • Double Fantasy
  • Creepin’ (Metro Boomin cover)
  • Popular

What a show this is going to be.

Stage times

Speaking of the lineup, in case you’re wondering when you can expect each of them to rock up to the Etihad stage, doors are set to open at 4pm and with Manchester set for yet another gorgeous day, you can spend hours enjoying tunes in the heat before the sun even goes down. Wonderful stuff.

While the exact times of each act are yet to be fully announced, the live entertainment is set to start around 7pm, with The Weeknd expected to take the stage around 9pm.

With a setlist this long, who knows how long he tends to go on for, but we’d ballpark that the show will finish around 11pm.

How to get to the Etihad Stadium

Last but not least, getting to the Eithad should be a doddle regardless of how you’re getting there. If you’re choosing public transport, the Metrolink is the most direct route, with a tram stop right outside the ground and just a few stops away from Manchester Piccadilly.


Both Holt Town and Velopark Metrolink stops, located on either side of the Etihad Campus stop, will not be open for at least an hour after an event at the stadium and they’ll obviously be very busy, so just make sure plan accordingly.

The trams will be very busy though, and since the weather looks so nice again, so you might prefer to walk; if so, it’s only around a 30-minute stroll from town with this safe walking route recommended.

If you need to drive in, official car parking is priced at £25 for cars, £50 for coaches and £40 for minibuses. There are of course other unofficial car parks and drop-off points nearby too, so just make sure you’re not getting ripped off.

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We repeat again, this weekend in Manchester is going to be absolutely MASSIVE and we can’t wait.

Whether you’re doing The Courteeners, The Weeknd, Parklife or any of the countless other gigs going on around town, we hope you have a sick time.


God, we love summer.

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Featured Image — The Weeknd (via Instagram)