Event Calendar

Sat 13 February

Indie giants Foals will make their headline Manchester Arena appearance on Saturday 13 February with support from Everything Everything and Peace

Extra tickets for the show have just been released and are on sale now. 

Frampton vs Quigg: Weigh In
Fri 26 February

Manchester Arena will host the weigh-in for the World Super-Bantamweight title unification clash between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg on Friday 26 February. Entry will be free, but there is a limited capacity for the event so tickets will need to be booked in advance and a service charge will be applied per transaction.

World Championship Boxing: Frampton vs Quigg

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will meet for the IBF and WBA World Super-Bantamweight titles at Manchester Arena on Saturday 27 February. The two boxers have been on a collision course for years and finally meet in the ring in Manchester in 2016. 

Young Voices
Mon 29 Feb - Thurs 3 March

The largest children’s choir in the world, Young Voices will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in style with four special performances at Manchester Arena. 

Wet Wet Wet
Sat 5 March

Iconic British band Wet Wet Wet return to Manchester Arena as part of The Big Picture Tour. Tickets for the Saturday 5 March show are on sale now. Wet Wet Wet will be joined by very special guest Markus Feehily

Mon 7, Tues 8, Thurs 10 & Fri 11 March

Adele will make her Manchester Arena debut in March, marking her first shows in the city in five years.

The X Factor Live Tour 2016

The X Factor Live Tour returns to Manchester Arena for two very special shows starring winner Louisa Johnson alongside finalists Anton Stephans, 4th Impact, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie, Lauren Murray, Che Chesterman, Mason Noise and Seann Miley Moore. Tickets for the 2.00pm & 7.30pm Saturday 12 March shows are on sale now.

Mariah Carey
Fri 18 March

Superstar singer Mariah Carey brings The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour to Manchester Arena on Friday 18 March. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Ellie Goulding
Sat 19 March

Ellie Goulding has confirmed that she will perform at Manchester Arena on Saturday 19 March as part of her upcoming tour. Tickets for the show are on sale now. Support for the show will come from John Newman

Little Mix
Thurs 24 March & Thurs 7 April

Little Mix – the world’s biggest girl group – return to Manchester Arena as part of their Get Weird UK tour. Due to popular demand, a second Manchester show has been added to the tour on Thursday 7 April. Tickets for both the 24 March and 7 April shows are on sale now. 

Fri 25 March

Iconic Norwegian pop trio a-ha have announced details of their Cast In Steel reunion album and tour, including a date at Manchester Arena on Friday 25 March. Tickets on sale now

Fri 1 & Sat 2 April

He’s walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus. Now, Dynamo will face his biggest challenge to date as he brings his live show to Manchester Arena for three incredible performances on Friday 1 April at 8pm and Saturday 2 April at 2.30pm and 8pm. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now.

Janet Jackson
Tuesday 5 April

Janet Jackson will bring her Unbreakable world tour to Manchester Arena on Tuesday 5 April. She'll be performing all her greatest hits alongside tracks from her new album. Tickets for the show are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking fees apply).

Fri 8 & Sat 9 April

Due to phenomenal demand, rock music legends Muse have added a second Manchester Arena show to their Drones World Tour. Tickets for both the Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April shows are now sold out.

Jeff Lynne's ELO
Sun 10 April

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - one of the most iconic forces in music history – will perform at Manchester Arena on Sunday 10 April. Tickets for this show have now sold out, but there are some available for their second performance (added due to popular demand) on Wednesday 22 June

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tues 12 April

US hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will make their Manchester Arena debut on Tuesday 12 April. Joining them on their Part II: The European Tour will be special guests Raury & XP. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The Vamps 2016
Sat 16 April

The Vamps return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 16 April. Tickets for the show are on sale now

WWE Live Wrestlemania Revenge

WWE have announced its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to Manchester on Tuesday 19 April. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

5 Seconds Of Summer
Fri 22 & Sat 23 April

Due to extraordinary demand, 5 Seconds Of Summer will perform two shows at Manchester Arena on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April as part of their Sounds Live Feels Live tour. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Dixie Chicks
Sat 30 April

Country music trio Dixie Chicks will make their Manchester Arena debut on Saturday 30 April. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Harlem Globetrotters 2016

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will celebrate 90 historic years with a very special Manchester Arena show this year. Tickets for the Sunday 1 May show are on sale now.

Betway Premier League Darts 2016

The world's best darts players return to Manchester this May as part of Betway Premier League Darts’ 2016 tour. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

Bryan Adams
Fri 6 May

Bryan Adams returns to Manchester Arena this spring to showcase tracks from his latest album Get Up. Tickets for the Friday 6 May show are on sale now.

Citizen Khan: They All Know Me

Following four hugely successful series on BBC One, Adil Ray is bringing the much loved self-appointed community leader, Mr Khan to the stage at Manchester Arena for one of only three Arena performances in May. Tickets for the Saturday 7 May show are on sale now priced from £25.00 (booking fees apply).

The Sessions a live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios

The Sessions - A live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios will come to Manchester Arena on Sunday 8 May as part of an eleven-date UK Arena tour this year. This spectacular show gives you the chance to see what it would feel like to be at a Beatles recording session. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

Fri 13 May

James have announced a massive Manchester Arena hometown show to celebrate the release of their brand new album Girl At The End Of The World. Tickets for the Friday 13 May show are on sale now. Special guest for the show will be Jack Savoretti.

Il Divo
Sat 14 May

Il Divo return to Manchester Arena this year as part of their 2016 tour in support of their latest album Amor & Pasion. Tickets for the Saturday 14 May concert are on sale now.

Hans Zimmer
Sun 29 May

Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer will perform a special show at Manchester Arena on Sunday 29 May. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Sat 21 May & Fri 3 June

Busted have announced their return to the world of pop and Matt, James and Charlie will return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 21 May. Due to popular demand, a second date has been added on Friday 3 June. Tickets are on sale now.

Barry Manilow
Wed 15 June

Legendary entertainer Barry Manilow will perform at Manchester Arena this year as he hits the road on a UK tour One Last Time! Tickets for the Wednesday 15 June show are on sale now.

Jeff Lynne's ELO
Wed 22 June

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - one of the most iconic forces in music history – has announced a second Manchester Arena show after tickets for their first show sold out in minutes. Tickets for the second show, on Wednesday 22 June are on sale now.

Lionel Richie - All The Hits
Tues 28 & Wed 29 June

Due to popular demand, international superstar Lionel Richie will perform a second show at Manchester Arena this summer. Tickets for both the Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June All The Hits concerts are on sale now.

Arijit Singh
Sun 10 July

Bollywood sensation Arijit Singh will perform live in Manchester for the first time ever this summer. Arijit Singh is already considered the voice of his generation. He rose to widespread prominence and became a household name with the release of the song Tum Hi Ho from the Aashiqui 2 soundtrack. Tickets for the Sunday 10 July show are on sale now.

Four Tops & The Temptations

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops & The Temptations return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 22 October. Special guests in Manchester will be US R&B, funk and soul music group Tavares who will be performing their classic hits More Than A Woman, Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, It Only Takes A Minute and Don’t Take Away The Music.

Justin Bieber
Thurs 20, Fri 21 & Sun 23 October

Due to popular demand Justin Bieber has added a third Manchester Arena show to his Purpose World Tour. Tickets for the Sunday 23 October show are on sale now. 

Bring Me The Horizon
Tues 8 November

Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon will perform their first headline show at Manchester Arena on Tuesday 8 November. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

The Cure
Tues 29 November

The Cure return to Manchester Arena this year for their first show in the city for over a decade. Tickets for the Tuesday 29 November show are on sale now.

Rod Stewart
Thurs 8 December

The legendary Rod Stewart will return to Manchester Arena to perform all his biggest hits from Gasoline Alley to Another Country as part of his upcoming arena tour. Tickets for the Thursday 8 December show are on sale now.

Russell Howard
Fri 31 March 2017

Russell Howard returns to Manchester Arena next year as part of his biggest global tour to date - Round The World. Tickets for the Friday 31 March 2017 show are on sale now.