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Music fans complained of ‘total and utter chaos’ following Pink’s huge gig in Bolton.
More than two hours after the show ended hundreds of cars were still stuck in the car park, and with limited train services running from the nearby Horwich Park station, fans had driven to the concert.
Transport for Greater Manchester had earlier advised gig-goers to use shuttle buses which had been laid on to Bolton, Wigan and Chorley. But one fan tweeted a video of the dozens of cars still queuing the leave the car park at 1.26am.
One furious fan wrote: “Anyone travelling to Pink tomorrow! Don’t drive to the venue!”
They added: “1.26am and we’re still in the car park! Pink was amazing but this is a joke now!”
Fans struggling to get home also voiced their frustration on the Manchester Evening News Facebook page.
Diane Wood wrote: “Pink was absolutely amazing but police have had to be called to try and clear the car park.
“We along with hundreds of other people are still stuck in the car park 2hrs after the end of the concert I would never attend another one here total and utter chaos.”
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Andrea Kirkham wrote: “Two and a half hours to get out of a car park when we were right next to an exit barrier but they wouldn’t let us out! Never been to such a place and will never go there again! Shocking!”
Amy Derbyshire posted: “Pink was incredible but I got in my car at 11.15pm and just got home at 2.10am and I live a 20 minute drive away. Roads closed everywhere, temporary traffic lights on the roads that were open and we ended up near the police station to be told by them that they can’t do anything to help because they aren’t involved in the parking!”
Sarah Jayne Clarke wrote: “Amazing concert, she’s incredible. The traffic leaving the concert is the worst I’ve ever saw at a gig. 2hrs to move 100 yards.”
Joanne Baldwin said: “Ace concert … she is unbelievable However dreadful car park organisation … 2 hrs 14 mins …. Just moving.”
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And another woman told the M.E.N.: “For anyone going to pink tomorrow; Be prepared for two hour waits on stand still traffic to leave the venue.
“We paid £25 to park in the accessibility parking with the premise we would be able to leave in a timely manner?
“We understand there would be some delay but it’s gone 12:30 pm and we haven’t moved. An absolute shambles and zero organisation.”
The University of Bolton Stadium has been contacted for a comment.
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