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Our Guide To Manchester AO Arena


Manchester AO Arena

Manchester is home to the largest indoor arena in Europe, Manchester Arena, with a capacity of 21,000. For those visiting the city for a night of entertainment, CitySuites is your ideal home away from home. Our luxury aparthotel offers the perfect space to glam up and relax before your event, and no need to worry about rushing, as were only a six minute walk away.

Since opening in 1995, Manchester Arena has hosted some of the biggest names in live entertainment. The world-famous venue has also staged some of the most prestigious events in the UK sporting calendar, including several Commonwealth Games events and international boxing matches.

Manchester Arena Concert Stage Lights

Whatever your entertainment preference, we’ve selected some of Manchester AO Arena’s upcoming events of 2024 for you.

January to March 

Peter Kay

(26th January to 21st December) 


Book your tickets to one of Britain's most beloved comedians, Peter Kay! With an announcement to return to stand-up, Peter Kay has erupted an ocean of excitement from fans both national and worldwide. Book your passes today and enjoy an evening full of laughs at the AO Arena in Manchester.


The 1975

(17th - 18th February) 


The 1975's new 'Still... At Their Very Best' tour is coming to Manchester in February, and March of 2024. The tour will see The 1975 play in big arenas across North America, Canada, UK and Europe. The 1975 has been steadily establishing their music as the defining sound of their generation, explaining their incredible presale demand for concert tickets. Don't miss out on The 1975 in 2024 coming to Manchester's AO Arena.


Rick Astley 

(2nd March) 


The beloved Rick Astley is back in March 2024 to perform in Manchester's AO Arena. With his recent shows with the likes of Foo Fighters and Take That, Rick Astley's influence and fame is arguably more prominent than it ever was. Who could forget his smash hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' being played in Ted Lasso? Book your tickets now before tickets sell out.

Niall Horan 

(5th March)


Experience Niall Horan live at the AO Arena as he brings 'The Show' in concert. A performance full of chart-topping hits and soulful tunes, secure your tickets and witness one of UK's renowned artists.


(7th - 19th March)



R&B lovers rejoice, Ne-Yo alongside pop hit superstar Mario make their way onto the stage at AO Arena in Manchester. From 7th to 19th of March, these legendary artists grace the stage with timeless classics and chart-topping hits. Get your tickets today.

Jason Derulo 

(10th March) 


For a night full of pop perfection, join Jason Derulo as he prepares a performance at the AO Arena. Global hits such as "Whatcha Say" and "Talk Dirty" have established Derulo as an artist full of energy and showmanship. Get your tickets for Jason Derulo at the AO Arena this year. 


James Arthur

(15th March)


One of the biggest streaming artists from the UK, James Arthur, will be performing in Manchester on the 15th of March. Arthur's single 'Say You Won't Let Go' achieved over 38 million monthly listeners alone, so imagine what his live performance will be like! Book James Arthur at the AO Arena today. 


Michael McIntyre 

(22nd - 23rd March) 


Michael McIntyre's 'MACNIFICENT' show is back on stage. With previous tours selling over four million tickets, and to date, Michael's global success continues to shine through various tours in previous years! Book your tickets and witness one of Britain's most undisputed comedians. 


April to June 

Slash - featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators 

(2nd April)


Slash, alongside Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC) has been marking some of the biggest headlining shows since their 2022's release of '4' generating commendable accolades in the group's history. With their gigantic show taking place in the AO Arena, there's plenty to be excited for for metal fans! Buy your tickets below.


The World Of Hans Zimmer 

(7th April) 


The World of Hans Zimmer can only be described as a powerfully beautiful musical programme that adds a distinctive angle that immerses those who witnesses the performance. Book Hans Zimmer below and experience the sensational melodies included in the likes of 'Dune', 'Gladiatior' Top Gun: Maverick' and more.


James Blunt - featuring Lucy Spraggan

(12th April) 


James Blunt along with Lucy Spraggan will make a long-waited appearance at the AO Arena this April 12th. Featuring classics such as 'You're Beautiful' by Blunt and Spraggan's performance of 'Last Night' as remembered by her first audition on the X Factor, the night is set to be an incredible moment for those attending.


Tenacious D 

(8th May)  


The Spicy Meatball tour hosted by Tenacious D is coming to the AO Arena. Featuring special guest Dave Hill, Jack Black and Kyle Gass have their greatest hits in store on the upcoming tour (with a generous helping of Rocket Sauce!). Book your tickets below. 


(20th May) 


Award-winning rock band Nickelback announced their dates for the European tour 'Get Rollin', and are now making their way to the AO Arena on May 20th. Book your tickets below!


Girls Aloud

(23rd - 25th May) 


Marking the 21st anniversary of the Popstars: The Rival winners, the legendary pop band Girls Aloud is celebrating their milestone with their loyal fans on a huge arena tour - include AO Arena in Manchester! Book your tickets today.


Romesh Ranganathan

(8th June) 


Following his sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh returns with a brand new show about the human condition. Romesh speaks about morality, charity, hustle culture and the validity of it all, in an all new show coming to Manchester. A laugh-out-loud evening for everyone, get your tickets today.


Troye Sivan

(22nd June) 


Known for his popular hits including 'Rush', 'Strawberries & Cigarettes', and 'Something To Give Each Other', Troye Sivan is set to create an outstanding performance at his upcoming show at the AO Arena. Coming in 22nd June, book your tickets for Troye Sivan. 

July to September

No shows (yet!) 

October to December 

Chris Stapleton

(16th October)  


Considered an American treasure, Chris Stapleton is set to take his 'All-American Road Show' to a quick and exciting stop at Manchester's AO Arena come 16th October. The show will feature special guest Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives in a fantastic package that will surprise fans. Book your tickets below!


Becky Hill

(20th October)


British singer and songwriter, Becky Hill, will set the stage with her biggest headline show in 2024, October. Known for her many chart-smashing hits, Becky Hill is one of the most exciting talents hailing from the UK. Get your tickets below.

Jacob Collier 

(8th December) 


Grammy winner and musical genius Jacob Collier has announced his colossal European headline tour, including the UK within Manchester's AO Arena. Known for his unrivalled talent in music production, improvised choirs and belief in everyone's ability to become musicians, Collier's performance is sure to be a unique one. Book your tickets today. 


Les Miserables

(26th - 29th December) 


The beloved musical Les Miserables will be performing a spectacular show at the AO Arena this December 2024. The production will have an exciting new design specifically created for the massive venue at Manchester's AO, accommodating for a cast and orchestra of over 65. Join the classical tale of Victor Hugo and embark on a mesmerising musical. Book your tickets today!


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