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.

By Bus – MetroShuttle

Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre’s main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses.

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.

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.

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).