Kaiser Chiefs to headline free concert for key workers at Manchester AO Arena: how to get your tickets

The rescheduled free gig will take place in April 2022 to thank key workers who have helped keep Manchester going during the pandemic.

A free thank you concert for key workers will take place at the AO Arena at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 April, 2022.

It was originally scheduled to take place in December but had to be postponed.

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The concert is expected to feature the Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Walker, The Vaccines and Isaac Stuart and has been organised by Virgin Radio.

Station bosses said the gig was a big thank you to the UK’s key workers - fromemergency service workers to the bus drivers and shop workers that kept the country going during Covid.

Virgin Radio content director, Mike Cass said: “At Virgin Radio UK, we wanted to do what we could to celebrate our key workers and thank them for everything they have done for us all during the pandemic. The Big Thank You Tour will be one big rock star thank you, from some of the best names in the business with lots of great music.”

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How do I get tickets?

To register for free tickets, log on towww.BigThankYouTour.co.uk now, where you can also check which occupations are eligible.

Applicants must state their occupation and organisers say checks will be made on eligibility. If there are more applicants than capacity, tickets will be allocated via a ballot.

There will be further thank you gigs at the OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow on 25 April, and the Ovo Arena Wembley in London on 28 April.