As one of the UK’s major cities, Manchester is a must-stop location for any touring musician – as the 2023 calendar for Manchester’s AO Arena proves.
It looks like it’s going to be a busy year for avid gig-goers this year, with acts from all around the world, performing music of all genres, set to come to play the 21,000 capacity arena. Sadly, there are several farewell tours on the roster, including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS and Elton John, as well as one big reunion from pop-punk heroes Blink-182.
All tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster directly or the AO Arena website. Some of the shows are sold out, but Ticketmaster does have an official resale service.
Here is a selection of acts performing at the arena in 2023.
1. Lewis Capaldi
The Scottish singer-songwriter will be performing on Wednesday 18 January. There are limited tickets available, starting at £68.90. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
2. The 1975
The Wilmslow-based 1975, fronted by heartthrob Matt Healy, will be performing a sold-out show on Friday 20 January. Credit: Getty
3. Florence and the Machine
This show was due to take place in November, but was cancelled when lead singer Florence Welch broke her foot on stage. It will now take place on Friday 3 February. All tickets for the original remain valid, and there are plenty still available, starting at £43.15 (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Florence + the Machine)
Yungblood has pioneered Gen Z’s pop punk revival since breaking onto the scene in 2017. He will be performing on Sunday 19 February. Tickets start at £43.55. Credit: Getty Images