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New acts confirmed for Co-op Live’s opening season

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Manchester’s new live entertainment arena, Co-op Live, which is set to open next year, has revealed new acts as part of its opening season. 

Eric Clapton is set to perform on May 18 as part of the arena’s opening season, which will begin from April with 25 shows in its first month alone.

Clapton has sold more than 280 million records worldwide, received 18 Grammy Awards and a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

“We are thrilled that Eric Clapton will return to Manchester for the first time in 10 years as part of Co-op Live’s opening season from April 2024,” said Gary Roden, executive director and general manager, Co-op Live.

“With Co-op Live’s intimate design, there will be no better place to see him play his decades-long list of classic songs. We look forward to revealing some of the other artists performing during our opening season in the coming weeks.”

Co-op members will gain early access to tickets through a designated pre-sale from September 7 at 10:00am, local time. The general sale will then begin on September 11.

The new 23,500-capacity arena also announced that Irish artist Niall Horan is set to perform in August next year, as part of his ‘The Show – Live On Tour’.

Co-op Live is a joint venture between Oak View Group and City Football Group.

It was also revealed in July that the Jonas Brothers will be performing at Co-op Live as part of its opening season.