The year might be drawing to a close, but 2024 is already shaping up to be just as full with exciting gigs from a whole host of amazing artists.

If you're an R&B fan, the announcement that superstar Ne-Yo is coming to Manchester next year might be just the news you needed to round of this year.

Or if you’re looking for something a bit different, Keane are heading out on tour next year to celebrate 20 years of ‘Hopes and Fears’.

Here are just a few of the amazing artists gracing the stages at some of Manchester's most iconic gig venues - make sure you don't miss out on your chance to get tickets.

Bellowhead - The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Monday, November 25, 2024

In 2004, Bellowhead burst onto the British folk scene like nothing before or since. Famously conjured up by duo Spiers & Boden whilst sitting in a traffic jam, they roped in friends, and friends of friends until the big band was born.

In their early years Bellowhead played to hundreds of thousands of people at festivals and on tour and were regularly lauded as “One of the country’s greatest live outfits.” They set out on their next UK tour November 2024.

Tickets go on sale today - Friday, November 24, at 10am here.

Ne-Yo - AO Arena, Manchester

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Fresh from completing a major sold out US tour, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning hitmaker Ne-Yo has announced he is bringing his Champagne and Roses tour to UK arenas in March 2024 with music veteran and R&B heavyweight Mario as special guest.

Ne-Yo the iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. His debut single, 2005’s 'So Sick,' hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple Platinum.

Since then, he's racked up a collection of hits including 'Sexy Love', 'Closer', 'Because of You', 'Miss Independent', and 'Push Back' [feat. Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don].

Tickets on sale today - Friday, November 24, at 9am here.

Lightning Seeds - Albert Hall Manchester

Thursday, December 5, 2024

One of the country’s best loved bands Lightning Seeds are heading out on a massive 17 date UK tour to celebrate their 35th anniversary. They have also lovingly put together a 20 track greatest hits album ‘Tomorrow’s Here Today: 35 Years of Lightning Seeds’, which releases October 4, 2024.

It’s a masterclass in modern pop songwriting from Ian Broudie. Kicking off with their classic debut single ‘Pure’, this really is a greatest hits disc worthy of the title from a band who have sold over 8 million albums.

Tickets go on sale today - Friday, November 24, at 10am here.

The Bees - Gorilla, Manchester

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Following the reissue of their celebrated debut album ‘Sunshine Hit Me’, The Bees have announced a brand-new UK tour for February and March 2024, their first live dates in 10 years.

Hailing from the Isle of Wight, The Bees were formed by duo and multi-instrumentalists Paul Butler and Aaron Fletcher. The psychedelic duo recorded their debut album ‘Sunshine Hit Me’ over 20 years ago from Butler’s backyard home studio, which was lauded by critics and fans alike later leading to a Mercury nomination.

The album’s success led to the further assembly of the band with steady years of touring.

Tickets go on sale today - Friday, November 24, at 10am here.

Keane - Co-op Live, Manchester

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Keane are set to release a special remastered version of 'Hopes and Fears' on May 10, 2024, exactly 20 years after its initial release. And to celebrate the anniversary, they’re heading out on a huge arena tour next May, which includes a date at Manchester’s new Co-op Live.

'Hopes and Fears' was a landmark album for Keane and has set all kinds of records in the process. It’s one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history, having sold over 2.5 million copies in the UK in its first year, and a million in the USA propelled by the classic ‘Somewhere Only We Know’.

Additional tickets released for Manchester, Birmingham and London on sale here.

Stanleys - Manchester Academy 2

Saturday, November 25, 2024

Tomorrow, Stanleys perform one of their biggest headline shows ever at Manchester Academy 2.

This follows a sold-out run of dates in May, where the quartet performed to raucous crowds in Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff and Southampton alongside a string of high profile festival performances including Liverpool Sound City and Neighbourhood Weekender.

Earlier this year, Stanleys performed alongside Inspiral Carpets at their sold-out Albert Hall show, as well as their first-ever festival headline spot, topping the bill at Isle of Wight Festival on the This Feeling stage.

Final tickets available here.