Manchester Arena has announced a huge benefit concert to mark the reopening of the venue – and to raise money for a memorial to the 22 people killed in May’s terror bomb attack.
The massive show – titled We Are Manchester – will take place on Saturday 9th September and will welcome a capacity crowd back to the arena in what is certain to be an emotional occasion.
The bill is topped by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with support from Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley, ‘Longfella’ poet Tony Walsh and a DJ set from Clint Boon. More names are expected to be added to the lineup.
All profits from the concert will raise money for the Manchester Memorial Fund, a charitable trust overseen by the Lord Mayor of Manchester which will go towards establishing a permanent memorial for the May 22nd attack.
Maximum 4 tickets per person.
Tickets are non transferable. Names will be printed on tickets and ID checks will be carried out on the door. There will be no direct box office purchases for this event and there is no pre-sale.
Arena bosses have confirmed that all customers will be required to go through additional security and screening upon arrival at the concert, and no backpacks or bags larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm will be allowed inside the venue.
Bag storage will not be provided and doors for the gig will open at 5pm.