Co-op Live: Gigs announced so far at Manchester’s newest venue - including Peter Kay, Nicki Minaj and Eagles

Concerts this year and in 2025 have been announced for Manchester’s brand new arena- which opens wit its first event on April 23
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The newest addition to the Manchester music venue scene isn’t even open yet, and already there is plenty of anticipation. Co-op Live will open its doors to the public with a double header of shows from Bolton’s Peter Kay.

Ahead of its opening, dozens of acts have been announced several acts have been announced as performing dates at the new venue. The first of these was The Jonas Brothers, who will perform in June 2024.   Since then, plenty of big names have been confirmed as the venue looks to make its mark. The performances will continue to be announced in the coming months, but here’s the current state of play. 

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Peter Kay will be a fitting first act when he opens things up on April 23. Other huge names confirmed include four dates for Manc icon Liam Gallagher in June. One of the more recent announcements was Justin Timberlake who will come to the arena in August.

Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj will both bring their red hot shows to the new venue. Seeing out the year will be metal bands Sleep Token and then Slipknot.

We’ve collected together all of the dates which have so far been announced for Co-op Live, in 2024 and in 2025. Keep an eye out for future announcements, and to get tickets for each visit the Co-op Live website. 

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Justin Timberlake is coming to Co-op Live this year

Gigs announced for Co-op Live 

Several gigs have already been announced for the new arena for when it opens. The list of these is below:

  • Peter Kay - April 23 and 24 2024
  • The Black keys- April 27 2024
  • Olivia Rodrigo- May 3 and 4 2024
  • Keane- May 5 2024
  • Elbow - May 14 2024
  • Barry Manilow- May 19 2024
  • Take That- May 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and June 11 and 12 2024
  • Eric Clapton- May 18 2024
  • Nicki Minaj- May 25 2024
  • Eagles- May 31, June 1, 4, 7 and 8
  • Pet Shop Boys- June 9 2024
  • The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer- June 13 2024
  • James - June 14 2024
  • Liam Gallagher- June 15, 16, 27 and 28
  • Jonas Brothers- June 17 2024
  • The Killers- June 18-21, 22 2024
  • Pearl Jam- June 25 2024
  • Megan Thee Stallion- July 5 2024
  • Stevie Nicks- July 9 2024
  • Kings of Leon- July 10 2024
  • Justin Timberlake- August 8 2024
  • Niall Horan- August 27 2024
  • Melanie Martinez- September 21 2024
  • Glass Animals- November 2 2024
  • MTV EMA Awards- November 10 2024
  • Hits Radio Live- November 23 2024
  • Sleep Token- November 26 2024
  • Charli XCX- November 27 2024
  • Slipknot- December 17 2024
  • Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium- January 30 2025
  • Kid Cudi- March 15 2025
  • Jeff Wayne's The War of the World's- April 6 2025
  • Simply Red - September 27 2025
  • Jason Manford- October 24 2025

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