Entertainment guide: things to do in Manchester this summer

It’s all happening in Manchester this summer, so we’ve edited the best of our Manchester guide to get you inspired.

From events on the Coronation Street cobbles, to the biggest rock and pop tours, unmissable comedy, sporting showdowns and fun family attractions, there’s loads to get excited about. Here are some of our most recommended…

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Florence + the Machine, Manchester Arena, 18 Sept 2015
See the Glasto star on a UK tour this autumn, following the success of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Johnny Marr, Albert Hall, 7 – 8 Oct 2015
The legendary musician tours the UK this October, with a two night stop at Manchester’s magnificent Albert Hall.

Bad Religion, The Ritz, 3 Aug 2015
The LA punks return to the UK this summer – don’t miss their stop at The Ritz.

Jurassic 5, Albert Hall, 7 Sept 2015
Step into the concrete schoolyard of Jurassic 5 this summer, their night at Albert Hall is set to be a big one.



The Janoskians, Manchester Academy, 4 Sept 2015
These Melbourne-born masters of social disturbance and pop punk mischief makers bring their Jahoo Jahaa tour to the UK.

Kevin Bridges, O2 Apollo Manchester, 22 – 25 Oct 2015
Scotland’s biggest export, dubbed as brilliant by one of his comedy idols, Billy Connolly, is returning in 2015 with A Whole Different Story.

Michael McIntyre, Manchester Arena, 29 – 31 Oct 2015
The superstar comedian returns to the stage with his funniest stand-up yet. Starting getting excited now!

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Manchester City Stadium Tours, Manchester City Stadium, multiple dates
Relive and discover the club’s greatest moments through interactive displays and memorabilia.

WWE Raw and Smackdown, Manchester Arena, 9 – 10 Nov 2015
Come see your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas in action.

Manchester United, Old Trafford, multiple dates
Book now to see Man U at Old Trafford this season.

Lancashire County Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, multiple dates
See some top cricket and enjoy the atmosphere at Emirates Old Trafford.

Coronation Street the Tour


Coronation Street The Tour, Quay Street, multiple dates
Take a tour behind the scenes of the world famous Quay Street set. Studio guides will share fascinating facts and stories from over fifty years of filming at the site.

Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena, 14 – 18 Oct 2015
Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

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