Our Venue

Our Venue:

Business Rocks Festival 2017 is heading back to Manchester Central, one of the city’s iconic features for over 130 years situated in the heart of Manchester.  The home of Business Rocks for 2017, the venue is surround by bustling bars, boutique hotels and diverse & vibrant tech hubs.

Manchester Central will be the epicentre of #BR2017, hosting our Festival Hall, Headline Stage and 200+ technology, investment & startup expo.

Find out more how you can be part of #BR2017 – click here

Business Rocks - Day One - Image ©Dan Taylor/Heisenberg Media For bookings contact - dan@heisenbergmedia.com or +447821755904

Getting Here

Our venue is located in the heart of the City is accessible by foot, tram, bus and road:

By Bus – MetroShuttle

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.

By Tram – MetroLink

The city’s Metrolink network is expanding and currently the nearest stop to Manchester Central is Deansgate-Castlefield. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot – just follow the signs along the route.

Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However, while the network is being improved, please do check your route before travelling.

Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website.

By Rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20-minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases.

To find out more visit: www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets/your-ticket/group-travel

Travel time by train to Manchester from:

Further information on train services can be found at:

By Car

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west. For detailed instructions for road travel please click here

For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option.

Please see the NCP website for information on pricing and online booking

If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

Information on planning a journey by car can be found at:

By Taxi

Manchester Central has a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations

By Air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at: www.manchesterairport.co.uk


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