Devon sci-fi rockers Muse are performing this evening at Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City.

Fronted by Matt Bellamy, the band's first leg of their Simulation Theory UK tour kick started on Saturday in London.

It promises to be a special night for fans, with thousands from across the West Country expected to attend.

If you are lucky enough to have tickets, here’s everything you need to know about how to get there, where to park, what to take and when it is likely to finish.

How do I get to Ashton Gate?

Parking restrictions and road closures mean that shuttle buses are the best way to the concert. Services will run from four sites with free parking around Bristol:

  • Portway P&R

  • Brislington P&R

  • Bristol Temple Meads (no free parking)

  • The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Guests are advised to pre-book these services on the Ashton Gate website. Shuttles will run frequently between 3pm - 7.15pm and for one hour after the event. Public buses are also available, including:

  • M1

  • 24

  • X1, X3a, X8

  • 75 & 76

  • 90

Ashton Road will be closed from 1pm-2am Credit: PA images

By car:

Ashton Road will be closed from 1pm-2am, while Winterstoke Road will be closed from 9pm-12am.

There is no public parking around Ashton Gate for cars or motorbikes and all blue badge spaces have now sold out.

By taxi:

Anyone taking a taxi is advised to travel via the following locations:

  • Pre-event: Wickes, Winterstoke Road

  • Post-event: Sainsbury’s Car Park, Winterstoke Road

The concert starts at 6pm Credit: PA images

What time does the concert start?


1:00pm - Ashton Road closure

3:00pm - Fan Village open

3:00pm - Official merchandise on sale in Fan Village

5:00pm - Hospitality open

5:00pm - Gates into stadium bowl open

6:00pm - Concert starts

10:30pm - Bars close

11:00pm - Concert finishes

There are no cash machines on-site Credit: PA images

The venue has three entry points: Gates 1, 2 and 3. Guests are advised to check their tickets to see which entrance they should use.

Can I buy food and drink at the venue?

Yes, food and drink will be served at a number of outlets within the ground, including:

  • The Thatcher’s Rose Bar

  • The Gin Club & The Cocktail Bar

  • Viva Mexico

  • Feed the Goat by Tastaragga

Concert-goers are advised there are no cash machines on-site but most vendors will accept card payment.

Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.

Bags bigger than an A4 size will not be allowed Credit: PA images

What items can will I NOT be allowed to take in with me?

Bags bigger than an A4 size will not be allowed and guests can only bring in a 500ml bottle of water.

The following items are also forbidden:

  • Glass, cans or flasks

  • Flammable liquids

  • Laser pens and pointers

  • Laptops, iPads and professional cameras

  • Food and drink

  • Umbrellas, signs, flags and inflatables

  • Selfie sticks

  • Air horns and whistles

  • Weapons, fireworks or sprays

Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and Ashton Gate operates a Challenge 25 policy on all sales of alcohol.