A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie issues statement after Co-op Live cancels gig at the last minute

'I’m heated about the situation too'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 1st May 2024

Hip hop star A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie has issued a statement after his Co-op Live gig was cancelled with just minutes to go. 

The rapper was meant to be opening the huge venue tonight after several delays, which have included Peter Kay and The Black Keys postponing. 

It looked like the doors would actually open today, but Co-op Live announced the show’s cancellation just minutes before fans were meant to head inside. 

The 23,500-capacity venue blamed ‘a venue-related technical issue’. 

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie himself has now released a statement about the last-minute cancellation of his gig. 


He wrote: “Something happened with the venue while I was at soundcheck today that caused cancellation of the show.

“We are working on rescheduling in the next few days. 


“I’m heated about the situation too but safety first Manchester I got you, just stay tuned for further info.”

Co-op Live was meant to open with Peter Kay on 23 April, after a test event with Rick Astley the previous weekend.

But due to technical issues Peter Kay was rescheduled, and then postponed again, with The Black Keys also rescheduled.


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was supposed to be the first official act to play at the massive new Manchester arena.

But fans were turned away from Co-op Live at the eleventh hour today.

The venue said in a statement: “Due to a venue-related technical issue, tonight’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie show will no longer go ahead.

“We kindly ask fans to leave the area.

“Ticket holders will receive further information in due course.


“We deeply apologise for the significant inconvenience this will cause for many.”

Further information for fans affected by the cancellation will follow soon.

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