LEGENDARY rockers The Rolling Stones will play a sold-out show in front of more than 50,000 fans at Old Trafford tonight as they return to Manchester for the first time in 15 years.

The rock gods arrived in the city for their No Filter Tour in style on Sunday, landing at Manchester Airport in their very own Boeing 767.

Jagger, Richards, Wood and Watts were then swept along in a convoy of trucks hauling the band's suitcases, equipment and merchandise into the city centre.

The band were spotted checking into the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel on Peter Street, former site of the Free Trade Hall where the Stones played a legendary gig in 1971.

It is the first time in 10 years that the home of Manchester United has been used as a concert venue, and The Stones' No Filter Tour is set to have the Theatre of Dreams rocking and rolling.

The Stones will be supported by former frontman of The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, who will hit the stage around 7pm.

Ashcroft is expected to play Verve favourites including The Drugs Don't Work and Bittersweet Symphony for the sold-out crowd.

The Stones will take to the stage around 8.20pm for two hours of non-stop hits before bringing the show to a close around 10.30pm.

Doors open at 4.30pm and the event organisers are advising fans to get to the venue as early as possible as 50,000 fans descend on Old Trafford.

Traffic, road closures and diversions

If you are driving to the concert tonight you can expect heavy traffic on roads and car parks around Old Trafford.

It is recommended that you arrive early as roads and public transport are expected to be busier than usual.

Roads in Trafford and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, will be extremely busy and there may be additional road closures and diversions in place.

There will be road closures on Sir Matt Busby Way and diversions in the area in the hours before the concert begins.

Local roads will be busiest between 4pm until 6.30pm prior to the concert and until 11pm afterwards. Some roads which will be particularly affected will be Chester Road and Wharfside Way.

Areas in the city centre and Trafford will be the most affected but extra trams will be running on routes to Old Trafford for those travelling by Metrolink.

Transport for Greater Manchester are advising people to leave their cars behind for free at a Metrolink Park & Ride.

Some bus services have also changed due to ongoing work around the Trafford area so you should check with your bus operator before you travel.

The Old Trafford events management team are also advising fans to arrive at the venue early because enhanced security and bag checks will be in place.

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