Aston Villa are hosting a Foo Fighters concert

24 Jun 2024
Aston Villa

The information below has come from AVFC staff who have planned for a concert to take place at AVFC on 27 June 2024:

What communications have been sent out?

  • Leaflet drops have gone out to affected roads explaining what will happen, local businesses have been informed as have the council, the police, the local MP and councillors.
  • All local schools have been advised and given sufficient warning that parking will be restricted. Leaflets have been dropped to Yew Tree and King Edwards schools to be given out to parents.
  • Local councillor Mumtaz Hussain and Ayoub Khan have also included it on their own leaflets.

What roads will be closed and when?

  • During the preparation for the concert, road closures will be necessary however this year, instead of full road closures, there will be a 1 lane closure system throughout day.
  • Witton Road and Trinity road will need to be closed for a short time periodically to allow vehicle movement of Artic Lorries. AVFC will publish delivery times when they have them, and we have asked them to avoid busy traffic periods.

What’s happening at Tesco? 

  • AVFC have arranged for portable toilets to be situated at Tesco and they have planned for some cars to park there.

When will roads be closed and which roads will be closed on event day?

  • There will be a 1 lane system from 8am – 1pm on Witton lane, and full road closures on Trinity Road/ Witton Lane from 1pm.
  • Trinity Rad and Witton Lane will be partially closed before 1pm and fully closed thereafter.

Can emergency service vehicles still get through?

  • A blue light route has already been planned and communicated.

What time will the concert start/ finish?

  • External gates open at 3pm to get people onto extended areas.
  • Turnstiles open at 4pm allowing people into the venue.
  • The first act will be on at 5.15pm, the second at 6.15pm and the Foo Fighters will be on at 7.30pm
  • Music will stop at 10.30pm and everyone will be out of the ground by 11pm.

Which roads will hear noise?

  • Generally, the noise is retained well. Acoustics mean sound will leave the stadium, but impact should be low. The main impacts will be on Nelson Road/Witton Lane.

What is being done to reduce disruption to residents?

AVFC want to minimise disruption to residents. Having taken feedback from previous events, the following measures have been added or improved:

  • Extra bins, litter picking and cleaning
  • Temporary toilets more widely available
  • A 1 lane system instead of a full road closure
  • The concourse opening early to get people off the streets
  • Lots of communications to residents.
  • Many local businesses have been informed.
  • Transportation and car parking has been improved.

When will roads be re-opened?

  • Roads will remain closed throughout the concert.
  • 11.00 – 11.30pm road closures removed, may be impact on Witton Lane as they load out.

How will this be any different to a usual match day?

  • People tend to arrive earlier; this can be advantageous to local businesses who benefit from extra sales.

How will litter and rubbish around the area be managed?

  • AVFC have hired an extra 500 cleaners for the evening. Litter picking will happen throughout the day and extra bins will be placed all around and collected at the end of the event.
  • Wristbands will not be given out on the street. Rubbish will go into AVFC waste disposal.

What extra security or policing has been put in place?

  • AVFC have hired a good security firm, and there will be a large police presence too with drone control and tasers – that said, there is no expectation of difficulties. The police will look to encourage a friendly and community spirited atmosphere.
  • Police presence will begin at 12 midday and carry on until midnight.


A lot of care and attention has gone into transportation.

  • Taxis will be available from Aston parish church
  • A Shuttlebus will run from Aston Hall
  • Additional rail services will be paid on

How will Nelson Road be affected?

  • Nelson Road not affected by road closure, but people may use it as a re-route. AVFC will use signage to re-route people away from the Nelson Road area. 

How will parked cars be managed during road closures?

  • AVFC have a vehicle exclusion agreement that means they can tow vehicles out if they are in there. They have booked an extra vehicle for exterior roads, if there are issues with bad parking, AVFC can move them. Traffic coordinators will be on the road and residents can speak with them.

What if my question has not been answered?

You can email here for more information.

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