Seven of the best gigs to look forward to in Manchester in 2022 and how to get tickets

Fans of live music have plenty to look forward to at Manchester’s venues this year - here are some of our highlights.

2022 is set to be a busy year in Manchester’s thriving music scene.

Live music is part of the city’s lifeblood and there are lots of big name stars already confirmed across the city’s venues in 2022, as well as a jam-packed grassroots scene.

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Here, we’ve cherrypicked a handful of live concerts which are sure to be highlights this year, along with information on how to get tickets.

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Ed Sheeran

Etihad Stadium, 10 ,11 and 12 June 2022

Ed Sheeran is coming to the Etihad Credit: Getty

The best-selling Shape of You songsmith is set to enjoy a three-night run at the Etihad as part of an extensive world tour. Expect songs from his recent platinum-selling album =, as well as some older tracks from the hit machine.

Tickets cost from £45 and are available at Ticketmaster.

The Killers

Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground, 11 June 2022

A Saturday date awaits one of the best stadium-filling bands around, as Las Vegas’ finest glamorous indie rock and rollers rock up at the Emirates. No frontman quite pulls off a white suit like Brandon Flowers and the band are always an uplifting, sing-along joy to watch in the flesh.

There are only VIP tickets left on Ticketmaster at time of writing but Viagogo also has some on resale.

Brandon Flowers of The Killers Credit: Getty

Tori Amos

02 Apollo, 15 March 2022

The outspoken cult favourite is at the Apollo for one night only and with her unique thirty-year back catalogue and distinct vocals, it’s sure to be a memorable night.

Tickets from £35 at Ticketmaster.

Singer Tori Amos Credit: Getty

Billie Eilish

AO Arena, 8 June 2022

The Grammy-grabbing songwriter brings her distinctive sounds to the AO as part of the Happier than Ever tour. The American star has recently been announced as headliner for the legendary Coachella festival and tickets are selling fast for her Manchester gig. There are a few left at Ticketmaster.

Billie Eilish Credit: Getty

Liam Gallagher

Etihad stadium, 1 June 2022

2022 is a big year for Liam as he returns to Knebworth, 26 years on from the iconic Oasis gigs - but he’s also in town at his beloved Etihad for a summer date with the home crowd. Much-longed for reunions with brother Noel still look unlikely to pan out but it’s likely to be a fun gig nonetheless. Tickets from £51 at Ticketmaster.

Foo Fighters

Emirates stadium, 25 June 2022

June really is a great month for live music, isn’t it? No matter how many times you see Dave Grohl et al live, they never fail to rock your socks off - who else would play a gig with a broken leg rather than let fans down? And will you get to be the lucky fan chosen to jam on stage this time?

Ticketmaster and Viagogo have resale tickets available at time of writing.

Foo Fighters Credit: Getty

Sounds of the City

Castlefield Bowl, 28 june -12 July 2022

The popular series of gigs returns for another summer of fun and great tunes - this year featuring Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, James, Pixies and more.

Check out VisitManchester here for individual ticketing details.