This July is the 25th anniversary of Manchester Arena. To mark the occasion, they have partnered up with Future Agency to create a show reel of acts and performers.

You can stream the performance from the comfort of your own living room and help raise money for The Christie charity!

The pre-recorded streamed event will “go live” across Manchester Arena’s social media channels at 8pm on Friday July 17. It will raise money for the Arena’s partner charities: The Booth Centre, The Christie charity, Forever Manchester and Nordoff Robbins.

It promises to be a night to remember with guest appearances by Lionel Richie, Tim Burgess, Emeli Sande plus a whole host of amazing performers. The event will be a mix of studio sessions, archive gigs and a number of performances filmed in the empty arena.

Each charity will receive 25% of the money raised. You can donate now via Virgin Money Giving.

The full list of artists announced so far is:

  • 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

There are also more exciting performers yet to be announced – you’ll have to tune in to see who else will be playing!

Stream the event live and help raise money to support cancer patients. Let us see how you’re celebrating on the night by using the hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay

Key Info


Friday 17 July, 8pm


Online – via Manchester Arena social channels


Donate via Virgin Money Giving

Donate now