THOUSANDS of people will descend on the University of Bolton Stadium this Friday as Rod Stewart takes to the stage.

The Maggie May crooner is expected to delight up to 25,000 fans on Friday, June 14 with hits including You're In My Heart and Sailing.

Roads and transport around the stadium will be much busier than usual and drivers are being advised to allow extra times for journeys.

People attending the show are asked to allow additional time to arrive at the ground as enhanced security and bag checks are in place.

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Here is everything you need to know:

Event details

Hospitality gates open at 4pm and general admission gates open at 5pm. The support acts Johnny Mac and The Faithful are expected on stage from 6:45pm, according to organisers.

Rod Stewart will take to the stage at approximately 8:30pm with the concert finishing around 10:30pm.

Places with the most congestion are expected to be the surrounding areas of Horwich and the stadium. These include:

• A673 – Bolton Road and Chorley New Road

• B6226 – Chorley Old Road

• A58 – Moss Bank Way and Beaumont Road

• A6 – Blackrod By-pass and Chorley Road

• B5238 – Wigan Road

• A5239 – Dicconson Lane

• B5236 - Church Street

• De Havilland Way

Information about map routes and directions

There are a couple of pick-up and drop-off points around the stadium and parking within the stadium and across Burden Way near the police station.

Customers are advised to arrive early as parking will be limited and will cost £10 per vehicle.

The best point to pick up and drop off is on Cranfield Road, Bolton BL6 4.

There is a walking map available for people who would like to walk to and from Bolton town centre.

The distance is approximately five miles and will take one hour and 40-minutes to walk.

From the stadium, walk down De Havilland Way and turn right onto Chorley New Road, keep walking and then turn right onto St George’s Street and a right again to direct you to the Market Place Shopping centre.

Ways to get to the University of Bolton Stadium

Train Services will run to and from Preston and Manchester towards Horwich Parkway and back again after the concert.

A limited train service will serve Horwich Parkway after the concert's scheduled finish time of 10.30pm.

Some additional services have been added, but all services are expected to be extremely busy.

The last train towards Bolton/Manchester departs at 00.09am from Horwich Parkway, but travel bosses say they strongly encourage people to take an earlier train where possible.

For live updates, follow @OfficialTfGM for travel information throughout the day.

If you park your car in Horwich Parkway Station car park you cannot pick your car up until the next day as it closes at 6:30pm.

If you’re driving to the stadium, roads in Bolton and the surrounding areas, including the local motorway network, will be extremely busy.

Journey times on the M61 are expected to increase both before and after the concert.

TFGM are advising people to check their route before they travel and allow more time for journeys.

If you are travelling by bus the 516, 517, 574, 576 and 577 services run to the stadium.

Due to some roadworks taking place in the area some services are affected.

General advice for people not going to the concert

Traffic bosses say if you are driving in the local area you should consider re-routing or re-timing your journey to avoid traffic.

Local roads will be busiest between 4pm until 6:30pm before to the concert and from 11pm until midnight afterwards.

Can I still get tickets?

Yes! Tickets are still available from or direct from the Box Office at the venue on Friday which is located opposite the East Stand of the stadium.