THOUSANDS of music lovers are set to descend on the borough this weekend for the popular Parklife festival and a Noel Gallagher concert.

Th sold out Parklife event is expected to attract almost 80,000 people to Heaton Park on June 8 and 9 for two days of live music and entertainment.

Topping this year's line-up are American rap star Cardi B and English singer songwriter George Ezra.

They are joined by more than 150 artists appearing across the weekend including The Streets, Nas, Disclosure, Christine and the Queens and Solange.

Manchester music icon Noel Gallagher is also scheduled to perform at Heaton Park with his High Flying Birds on Friday, supported by Doves, White Denim and Inhaler from 4pm.

Doors to Parklife will open at 11am on Saturday and Sunday ­— last entry at 5pm ­— and the festival concludes at 11pm on both days.

Entry will be possible from the West Gate on Bury Old Road, the East Gate on Sheepfoot Lane, the North Gate close to the Heaton Park lake, and the VIP gate adjacent to East Gate.

In a bid to limit disruption to nearby residents a host of road-closures will be enforced and there will be no on-street car parking around Heaton Park over the weekend ­— except by permit.

Roads closed are:

- Whittaker Lane from its junctions with Rectory Lane and Bury Old Road for the full weekend.

- St Margaret’s Road from its junction with Heywood Road and Bury Old Road for the full weekend.

- Middleton Road from its junction with Victoria Avenue and Crumpsall Lane after 8pm each evening.

- Blackley New Road from its junction with Middleton Road and Delaunays Road after 8pm each evening.

- Bury Old Road from its junction with Heywood Road and Scholes Lane after 8pm each evening.

Organisers have advised attendees not to drive to the festival, although there is limited car parking available in advance for £15 per day.

Pick up and drop off points will be located around the park, including at the Sainsbury's supermarket off Middleton Road, as well as at Radcliffe and Whitefield Metrolink stops.

Free park and ride options are also available at these Metrolink stops for tram customers only.

Residents of the borough not attending the festival are advised to check the latest traffic and travel information, allow enough time for journeys and avoid peak periods between 12pm and 5pm, and after 11pm.

Bus services may be diverted and busier than usual, as may Metrolink services.