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MANCHESTER REUNITES FOR ARENA OPENING

Manchester Arena will re-open on 9/9 with a benefit concert headlined by acts hailing from the north side of Blighty, including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Courteeners, Blossoms and ‘80s heartthrob Rick Astley. Gallagher, if you remember, was chastised by brother Liam for not playing One Love Manchester in June, despite not being booked for the show.

The venue has been closed to allow for repairs following the tragic events of 5/22, where 22 people died during a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

September’s gig is called We Are Manchester and all profits for the show will go towards building a permanent memorial for victims of the attack. More acts will be announced soon and tickets can be bought here from 8/17.

James Allen
, GM of Manchester 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."

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