As part of the biggest ever OASIS tour of open air venues in the UK and Ireland this summer there will be three homecoming shows on June 4th, 6th and 7th at Manchester's Heaton Park.
Supporting Oasis are Kasabian and The Enemy, plus Oldham's very own Twisted Wheel.
The concert promoters, SJM Concerts are working with Manchester City Council to ensure the three day event is safe, successful and enjoyable for everyone from concert-goers to the local community.
This includes a community information hotline 0161 954 9003, which is a dedicated line for local residents and businesses to call if they have any questions or concerns about the concerts. It will be available from Thursday 4th June at 8am. The hotline will be available until 1am after each show. This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to enjoy the concerts in one of Manchester's award winning green spaces which is also one of the largest municipal parks in Europe. With the improvements to the park's infrastructure and services that have been generated by the Oasis concerts, Heaton Park could become a popular choice for similar large-scale events in the future competing with other major outdoor venues in the region such as Tatton Park and Old Trafford, attracting further investment and visitor numbers to North Manchester.
In addition to the community information hotline, other arrangements include Park and Ride facilities near Heaton Park and shuttle buses to and from the city centre. There will also be stewarding and policing around the arena. This is in partnership Rochdale Borough Council, Bury Council, Greater Manchester Police and GMPTE.
Rob Ballantine, Director of SJM Concerts said; "It's great to see a band from Manchester utilising one of Europe's finest public parks in their home town for what will be a great celebration of everything Manchester has to offer. Whilst this is the first time the Park has seen an event of such magnitude since the Pope's visit in 1982, there has been over 6 months of planning involving all agencies and councils and we are confident that the concerts will be well received and a great success."
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council added: "It's fantastic to have Oasis back on home turf and these concerts, set in such stunning surroundings, will no doubt be a wonderful occasion. This is the first time Heaton Park has played host to concerts of this size and a lot of work has gone into making sure they are a success and are as safe and enjoyable as possible. We want to keep disruption to the community to a minimum and this dedicated information line and the carefully planned transport arrangements will go some way towards doing this. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase one of Manchester's real gems and we hope it will lead to more events in the future, bringing further investment to the park and economic benefits to the surrounding area."
The local community is advised to contact the following number with any queries: Community Information Hotline 0161 954 9003
And for more information on travel and traffic: Metrolink Information Helpline 0161 205 2000 Traffic Management Hotline 07500 452242
For FAQs and more information the local community and ticket holders are advised to visit www.heatonpark.org.uk