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The Killers in Middlesbrough

If you're heading along to The Killers gig in Middlesbrough here's everything you need to know...

Getting to the event

The Riverside Stadium is situated next to the River Tees and is easily accessible, whether you’re getting there on-foot, by train, by bus or by car.

Middlesbrough Railway Station is just a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Once your train arrives, head out of the doors at the back of the station near Platform 2 onto Bridge Street West, turn right to walk past Hit the Bar and follow Windward Way all the way down to the Riverside.

The bus station is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough’s shopping area and the walk from the stadium will take approximately 25 minutes – follow the Linthorpe Road past House of Fraser, Flannels and walk straight ahead through France Street Car Park and the underpass to the stadium.

You can also access the stadium by car. Main motorway access areas into the town include the A19, A174 and the A66. Follow the signs to the town centre and head to one of the many town centre car parks, we’ve gathered some useful information for you below.

For general information about getting around on public transport in Middlesbrough on the day of the event visit  Connect Tees Valley – Public Transport Information which has live bus information, time tables and maps.

Car parking

CONVENIENT PARKING: A council car park in the town centre


If you’re driving to Middlesbrough for the event, there are on-street pay and display parking bays situated throughout the town centre, along with many car parks operated by Middlesbrough Council.

Charges apply between 8am and 6pm, and parking is free of charge after 6pm. Zetland multi-storey car park, located near Sainsbury’s and The Northern School of Art in Middlesbrough town centre, will be kept open until midnight specially for the gig. Please note that Captain Cook Square multi-storey car park will close at 7.30pm, as usual.

Unfortunately Riverside Stadium car parking spaces are reserved, so all visitors must use town centre car parking.

A map of all available car parking in Middlesbrough town centre is available to view on the council website here.

A map showing how to get to the stadium


Staying in a hotel?

Jury’s Inn Middlesbrough



If you’re staying in a hotel, you’re likely to have booked a room in advance and can look forward to a relaxing night’s sleep after the show.

If you’ve booked a stay at the Jury’s Inn or Premier Inn, you’re just a five minute walk from Middlesbrough Railway Station – handy directional signage will be placed on route from the town centre so you can easily find the stadium from your hotel or the railway station.

The Middlesbrough Empire nightclub is a short walk from both hotels and is situated close to Turtle Bay, a popular pre-gig bar serving up food and cocktails. Both are ten minutes walk to the stadium. If you fancy a drink before the gig, or even a night out clubbing after you’ve had your Killers fill, then you’re well situated in the heart of the action and also close to Baker Street, Bedford Street and Grange Road, Middlesbrough’s independent cluster of pubs, restaurants and cocktail bars.

If you’ve opted for a stay at Holiday Inn Express, Rio Brazilian Steakhouse is close by and offers 16 different cuts of meat straight to your table along with a incredible atmosphere and specially crafted cocktails and mocktails. There’s also outside seating available for you to dine in Middlesbrough sunshine.

Bars and restaurants

AUTHENTIC BBQ: Smoke and Mirrors


Middlesbrough is home to an array of bars and restaurants serving everything from international cuisine to local ales.

Some are putting on specials deals when The Killers come to town, and we’ve done the hard work for you! Click here to see our dedicated page of food and drink offers in the town for The Killers.

Baker and Bedford Street are situated just round the corner from Middlesbrough’s Centre Square. Nestled in the heart of the town centre along with nearby streets, the area is a hive of activity and home to quirky micro bars and eateries.

Places to try include Twisted Lip, Nuthatch cocktail bar, The Chairman bar, Sherlocks micro bar, O’Connells pub, Rafferty’s bar, Dr Watson’s, Seven Sins cocktail bar and Bedford St. Social. Infant Hercules micro pub is just around the corner on Grange Road and The Bottled Note and Devil’s Advocate are located just behind them on Borough Road. Serving up a range of craft lagers, pale ales, gins and worldwide spirits, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

The Nuthatch is based on Bedford Street, and they’re offering 10% off for anyone with a ticket to The Killers.

Just down the road is premium pizza parlour Slice Boro, who are open for takeaway from 4pm on the day of the concert and offering 20% off.

Just a short ten minute walk away on Wilson Street is The Isaac Wilson. The team will be serving food and drinks from 9am and will be open until 11pm. In aid of the concert they’ll be playing Killers bangers all day, so if you want to get warmed up before the concert make sure you pop in.

The beautiful grade II listed Acklam Hall just a short 10 minutes drive outside the town centre is hosting a ‘Killer Offer’ on gig day, serving two pints of Stella for only £5. Their new table ordering system will be set up for people dining and drinking outside in the stunning grounds of the hall. The perfect choice for something a little fancy before the event.

Smoke and Mirrors BBQ based on Linthorpe Road is hosting a ‘dine like you mean it’ event. The cost is £35 per adult and includes a sharing platter per group, up to four cocktails or up to five beers/wines/single spirits & mixer/proseccos, and transport to the Riverside Stadium in a hired bus.

Orange Pip

A day out with friends at Orange Pip Market in the sun

FUN IN THE SUN: Locals enjoying Orange Pip Market


If you’re staying over in Middlesbrough after the gig we have two days of Jubilee celebrations centered around Middlesbrough’s famous Orange Pip Market!

Taking place on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June, the artisan market will be popping up at Middlesbrough’s Centre Square next to the town’s world-renowned MIMA art gallery for a special bumper edition.

Popular with people for miles around, ‘The Pip’ is known for its family vibes and is the perfect way to experience the friendliness of the Middlesbrough people after an amazing night at the Riverside.

The Jubilee weekend will feature not one, but two Orange Pip Markets. Both events will feature delicious street food, live music, street theatre performances and vintage fairground rides alongside some Jubilee-themed surprises.

The market on Friday 3rd June will feature a fabulous Jubilee parade, which will bring a trail of joy travelling through the town centre. Set your alarms for 1pm to make sure you don’t miss it!

Discover more Jubilee events and information on our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee page.

Staying longer?

AWARD WINNING BEACH: The pier at Saltburn-by-the-sea


If you’re planning to stay a bit longer in the area then you’re guaranteed an incredible experience in our corner of the world. Middlesbrough is in the heart of the Tees Valley, which offers coast and countryside, quaint market towns, breath-taking outdoor spaces and everything in between. Visit charming seaside spots, channel your inner adrenaline junkie or get your foodie fix from amazing independent food and drink venues.

If you’re struggling to get last minute hotels or accommodation in Middlesbrough, you can stay in the wider Tees Valley with a whole host of overnight options from quirky glamping spots and luxury hotels to coastal retreats. Click here to find out more.

Family attractions, water sports, unique experiences and walking and cycling routes mean you won’t be stuck for things to do. Visit Enjoy Tees Valley’s Things to Do page for inspiration.

The Tees Valley has a vibrant events programme including bustling food and drink festivals and outdoor arts activity, see what’s happening this month at their What’s On page.

For more inspiration, visit the Blog Section or explore to start planning your own experience – welcome to the Tees Valley!

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