The festival itself takes place across several locations in one compact area of Manchester city centre. All of the venues are within a few minutes’ walk of each other, making it easy to move between concerts, catch up with friends, and just hang around taking in the atmosphere.
The centre of the action is around Whitworth Street West, at HOME, Ritz and Gorilla. All very convenient for Deansgate/Castlefield tram stop, Deansgate and Oxford Road train stations, several 24hr car parks, and a good few hotels, so you can make a long weekend of it.
HOME is the hub venue for the festival – below are the details of how to get to HOME.
2 Tony Wilson Place
Using public transport to reach us? Why not use Journey Planner from Transport for Greater Manchester.
With our city centre location, reaching us on foot is simple. You could map your route using the interactive Manchester Walking Routes Planner www.walkit.com/cities/manchester/ or use a walking route app such as mapmywalk.
Bike racks are situated between HOME and the INNSIDE by Meliá hotel. There are 20 Sheffield stands available and additional racks are installed in the area surrounding First Street.
The 256 bus from Piccadilly Gardens stops on Medlock Street. The bus stops are located 50metres and 150metres from HOME’s entrance.
Get off the bus and walk towards HOME which is visible from the road.
Alternatively, you can use the Free Bus that links the main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses in the city centre. Free buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate train stations. There are three circular routes covering the city centre (the Route 3 stops near HOME on Whitworth Street West from 7.30pm apart from on Sundays). Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website to view the Free Bus map and to plan your journey.
Deansgate-Castlefield is the nearest Metrolink stop, which is 0.2miles or 320metres from HOME. Check the Metrolink website for times and updates. Metrolink operates a zonal fare system to make is easy to get around the network, tickets can be purchased from machines at stops and on the free Get Me There app. Deansgate-Castlefield is in Zone 1. Metrolink is currently working on improving and expanding its routes, for information on changes to services please visit transformationinformation.co.uk or if you’re on Twitter follow @MCRMetrolink. Find out how to get here from the Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop by watching the video below…
HOME is located between Oxford Road Train Station and Deansgate Train Station.
Deansgate train station is closest at 0.2miles or 320metres away.
Oxford Road train station is 0.3miles or 480metres away.
Piccadilly train station is located 0.7miles away.
Victoria train station is 1mile away.
You can plan your journey using Trainline.
If you arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria, take a train to Deansgate or Oxford Rd or use the free bus.
Find out how to get here from Oxford Road Station by watching the video below…
The nearest car park is Q-Park at First Street (next door to HOME). The pedestrian car park entrance is approximately 30metres from HOME’s main entrance and is located facing the pedestrian public square, Tony Wilson Place.
HOME visitors receive a 25% discount on parking (scan your ticket at HOME Box Office to receive the discount).
You can reach HOME from Manchester Airport, by taxi, car, rail or tram.