Manchester Arena has today announced the date it’ll reopen to the public along with a charity concert with some big names.
Manchester Arena will officially re-open on Saturday 9 September with ‘We Are Manchester’ – a special benefit concert to honour those impacted by May’s atrocities, as well as welcoming back the public to the arena.
Manchester Arena has been closed ever since the Ariana Grande terror attack back in May that killed 22, in a statement today (16th Aug) the arena said: “We Are Manchester will feature some of the city’s finest talent, alongside some of the biggest names in music. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley and ‘Longfella’ poet Tony Walsh will perform to Manchester crowds along with a pre-show DJ set from Clint Boon, with more acts to follow.
“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 22 May attack.”
James Allen, general manager of the arena said: “May’s events will never be forgotten, but they will not stop us – or Mancunian music fans – from coming together to enjoy live music.
“Manchester Arena has celebrated over 20 years hosting some of the greatest musical talent of all time, and the significant economic and cultural impact that this has on the city means that this legacy must continue.”
Tickets will be available from 9am Thursday 17 August.
The arena also confirmed that indepth security checks will take place: “Public safety is always our priority. We’re doing all we can to keep you safe at our venue. Please remember we do not permit backpacks or large bags and you will be screened upon arrival.”