Noel Gallagher, Courteeners and Blossoms to reopen Manchester Arena with charity concert

Manchester Arena will officially reopen next month with We Are Manchester – a special benefit concert to honour those affected by the May attacks.

The show will take place on September 9, and will feature some of the city’s finest talent, alongside some of the biggest names in music.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds top the line-up, and will be joined by The Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley and Longfella poet Tony Walsh. Clint Boon will also bring a special pre show DJ set. More acts are to follow.

All profits from the gig will raise money for the Manchester Memorial Fund. This is a charitable trust overseen by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, that is funding a permanent memorial for the May 22 attack.

James Allen, General Manager 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.

Tickets are priced between £25 and £30 plus booking fee. They will go on sale at 9am tomorrow (August 17).