Further to the update earlier in the week confirming that the Courteeners concert on Saturday 27 May at Emirates Old Trafford is going ahead, we have continued to work closely with the Police and other authorities.
Following advice and guidance from all parties, there will be enhanced resources, patrols and checks in place at the stadium, and the surrounding area on Saturday, to ensure there is clear visibility and reassurance in place for concert-goers and local residents.
The band and promoters have commented on the 50,000 music fans embracing the legendary spirit of Manchester music, and we hope that Saturday’s event can echo and continue to support the strength, character, love and pure emotion that has been witnessed in the last few days in this great city, as we continue to remember the victims, families and friends affected by Monday’s events.
There are a number of key messages that we are asking fans to remember, who are coming on Saturday. Allow extra time for travel as there will be additional security checks at the stadium, and everyone entering the venue will be searched, and people are asked to not bring bags with them. We ask for everyone’s patience during this time.
Please visit lccc.co.uk/courteeners for information on the venue. Ticket-holders are advised to continue to check this page for any additional updates as they become available in the build-up to Saturday.
Our thoughts continue to be with everyone affected by Monday’s event, and we look forward to welcoming Courteeners fans on Saturday, for what promises to be an emotional occasion, and a continued symbol of the strength and character of Manchester.”