Olly Murs at Manchester AO Arena: Full information including door times, timings and set list

Everything you need to know ahead of Olly Murs’s concert at AO Arena in Manchester including set list and door times
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This Friday Dance With Me Tonight singer Olly Murs is set to hit Manchester’s AO Arena for a headline show. The English musician will take to the arena’s stage on Friday May 5 as part of his Marry Me tour.

Murs revealed he would be performing at the iconic Manchester venue in October last year as he confirmed dates for his Marry Me tour. Named after his latest album, as part of the UK tour, the singer will perform in cities up and down the country.

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The Marry Me tour has a total of 19 UK dates. As well as Manchester, the Heart Skips A Beat singer will perform to fans in Birmingham and London

We break down everything Olly Murs fans that are heading to his Manchester show at the AO Arena over the weekend need to know.

What time does Olly Murs at AO Arena start and who is the supporting act?

According to AO Arena, doors will open to the event at 6pm, with the event starting at 7.30pm with support act Scouting for Girls expected to take to the stage at around this time. It is recommended to come to the arena early to ensure you don’t miss out on the show.

How to get last minute tickets for Olly Murs at AO Arena

Last-minute tickets are available on Ticketmaster for Olly Murs at AO Arena in Manchester. At the time of writing, there are standard tickets available across almost all sections.

Olly Murs will be performing at Manchester's AO Arena on Friday May 5Olly Murs will be performing at Manchester's AO Arena on Friday May 5
Olly Murs will be performing at Manchester's AO Arena on Friday May 5

Olly Murs predicted setlist

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While not official setlist has been released, Olly Murs played the following setlist at his show at London’s O2 Arena on April 29:

  1. Marry Me/I’m Still Standing
  2. Best Night of Your Life
  3. You Don’t Know Love
  4. Kiss Me/Watermelon Sugar
  5. Right Place Right Time
  6. I Found Her
  7. Thinking of Me (with Professor Green)
  8. Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond cover)
  9. Dear Darlin’
  10. I Hate You When You’re Drunk
  11. Heart Skips a Beat
  12. We Found Love (Rihanna cover)
  13. Wrapped Up
  14. Dancing on Cars
  15. Celebration/YMCA/Blame it on the Boogie/Don’t Stop Believing/Sex On Fire/I Want It That Way/Dancing On The Ceiling
  16. Dance With Me Tonight


17. Troublemaker

(Source: Setlist.fm)

AO Arena parking

If you are planning on getting to AO Arena by car, CitiPark provides an on-site car park with 958 spaces. During the event, the car park is manned by the events team ensuring parking goes smoothly throughout the night.

If you don’t want to drive in the city centre, there are several Park and Ride facilities that will take you to the arena. The following Park and Ride facilities are free to use with a valid Metrolink ticket and will take you to AO Arena:

  • West of Manchester, Ladywell, 250 spaces (Pilgrims Way, Salford, M50 1AW) – 25-minute journey to city centre

  • South of Manchester, Hollinwood, 202 spaces (Hudson Street, Failsworth, OL9 7LG) – 20-minute journey time to city centre

  • East of Manchester, Ashton Moss, 200 spaces (Alexandria Drive, Ashton, OL6 7UB) – 30-minute journey time to city centre

  • South of Manchester, Sale Water Park, 316 spaces (Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX) – 25-minute journey time to city centre

More information on parking, public transport and more can be found here.

Where can I eat near Manchester AO Arena?

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With AO Arena located in central Manchester at Victoria Station, finding somewhere to eat is easy. With plenty of restaurants and bars around, you can find tips on where to get your pre-show meal here.

Prohibited items

The following items are prohibited at AO Arena:

  • Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including liquid products which can be consumed.

  • Flammable liquids in any container

  • Laser pens/pointers

  • Video cameras, recording devices and professional cameras

  • Laptop computers, tablet devices, Go Pros or tablets with filming and recording capabilities

  • Large/golf/metal tipped umbrellas

  • Knives or weapons of any kind

  • Illegal drugs or substances

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks

  • Animals (except ADUK registered service dogs)

  • Air horns, whistles, cowbells or other noise-making distractions

  • Projectiles (frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc)

  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant etc )

  • Fireworks, confetti, glitter bombs or flares

  • Balloons

  • Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards

  • Food and drinks

  • Helmets and full face masks 

  • Large studs and chains

How to contact AO Arena

You can find information on how to contact AO Arena here.

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