This July is the 25th anniversary of Manchester Arena and to mark the occasion, they partnered up with Future Agency to create a show reel of entertainment honouring the acts and performers who have played a role in their 25-year history.

The 2.5 hour pre-recorded show is now available to watch on Manchester Arena’s YouTube channel, originally screened live at 8pm on Friday 17th July, allowing everyone the opportunity to celebrate this quarter century milestone from the comfort of their own homes.

The arena is still asking viewers for donations which will be split between 4 charities including Forever Manchester. You can donate by clicking the button below.

Support Manchester Arena’s Fundraising Gig

Watch 25 Years of Manchester’s Arena | Virtual Gig | 17 July 2020

The iconic Manchester Arena won the inaugural “Give It Up” award at our 30th Birthday Bash and it’s not hard to see why, they have been Forever Manchester supporters for over 5 years and in that time have become an important part of the Forever Manchester movement.

Since 2018 they have donated some of the hottest tickets each month for us to use as prizes for Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola. They also have Forever Manchester posters on the gang ways of the venue to help us spread the word about Forever Manchester to their thousands of visitors.

Manchester Arena also help us engage with our local communities by donating spare tickets for community groups to attend gigs. Literally hundreds of tickets have been gifted to the community, allowing us to build trust and connections with people living in communities across Greater Manchester helping us to spread our message and support even further.

James Allen, General Manager of Manchester Arena: “Our 25th anniversary celebrations were set to be very special indeed, however during this period of pause, we have adapted the format to ensure that we can deliver an evening of top quality entertainment to your home, so everyone can enjoy the celebrations without leaving the house.”

Guest appearances by:

  • Alice Cooper
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Clint Boon
  • Dionne Bromfield
  • Emeli Sande
  • Everything Everything
  • The Hoosiers
  • Kelli-Leigh
  • Kodaline
  • Lionel Richie
  • Pixie Lott
  • The Slow Readers Club
  • Tim Burgess

Date added: 14th July 2020
Last updated: 21st July 2020