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

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

Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs Credit: Shutterstock

A free thank you concert for key workers will take place at the AO Arena on Tuesday 21 December.

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

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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.”

Tom Walker Credit: Shutterstock

How do I get tickets?

To register for free tickets, log on to www.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 20 December and The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on 23 December.