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The Piece Hall’s summer series sells more than 170,000 tickets

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The Piece Hall’s 2024 summer schedule has sold more than 170,000 tickets so far, smashing box office records. 

The historic venue in the UK town of Halifax has 34 concerts planned, and is on its way to a 200,000 sell-out.

Getting under way last Friday, the schedule features the likes of Blondie, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Loyle Carner, Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, Korn, Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim and Bryan Adams.

The artists will all perform at The Piece Hall’s 6,000-capacity open-air courtyard.

Last year, The Piece Hall’s summer season featured the likes of Sting, Queens of the Stone Age, Madness and Rag’n’Bone Man.

Series co-promoters The Piece Hall Trust and Cuffe and Taylor confirmed that sales had beaten last year’s record of 125,000 tickets.

“I can’t wait to welcome so many iconic artists to our unique heritage site for the first time and welcome back some performers who loved it so much the first time they simply had to come and play here again,” said Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive of The Piece Hall Charitable Trust.

“It’s wonderful to see Calderdale so full of life, energy and excitement during the gigs. People are rightly incredibly proud of The Piece Hall and its growing reputation as a premiere music and events venue, not just nationally but internationally.”

Additionally, many shows sold out in record time – the latest being Biffy Clyro’s date on August 23, which saw fans snap up tickets within minutes of being placed on sale.

“TK Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall continues to go from strength to strength and this summer is going to be simply sensational,” said Peter Taylor, co-founder of Cuffe and Taylor, which is part of Live Nation.

“To have already sold in excess of 170,000 tickets – smashing the previous box office record by almost 50,000 tickets – cements The Piece Hall’s growing reputation as one of the UK’s best outdoor venues, one that is loved equally by audiences and artists.

“The series has grown from half a dozen shows just a few years ago to 34 this year. With attendance figures set to eclipse virtually every concert series and major festival in the UK – and with a rich and diverse programme of shows – The Piece Hall is truly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.”

Cuffe and Taylor penned a deal to programme live music events at The Piece Hall in 2022.