New images have given a glimpse inside an ultra-luxe VIP experience at the new Co-op Live arena.
Promising to be Manchester’s most exclusive members club, The Bentley Record Room will have a capacity of just 100 people.
Memberships to the hospitality club will be hard to come by and very sought-after, and will include the best tickets to every publicly-ticketed event at the new £365m music venue.
The VIP space has been designed by the Bentley Motors Design Team, replicating the custom finishes and designs of its iconic cars.
The Bentley Record Room is set to be an intimate lounge right next to the performers’ Green Room.
Click or swipe through the gallery below to see images of the VIP Bentley Record Room at Co-op Live:
Luxe members will have access to the space before, during and after events at Co-op Live, which will be the largest live music arena in the UK when it opens later this year.
You can expect high-end dining, private host and waiter services, designated parking and a VIP entrance.
Christoph Hohmann, global head of brand communications at Bentley Motors, says: “We are delighted to offer music lovers a dedicated Bentley Place – an environment that is as luxurious and cosseting as the interior of a Bentley – allowing them to experience the craftsmanship, beauty and luxury that you can find in each one of our cars but on a much larger and totally immersive scale.”
Sam Piccione, president of OVG International, said: “Bentley is number one in British luxury, so it’s the exemplar brand to name this unique room.
“As the UK’s first private luxe members’ club inside an arena, The Bentley Record Room will put Manchester ahead of anywhere else, including London, for unrivalled quality entertainment.
“There’s no doubt it will be one of the best and most lavish places to enjoy live events anywhere in the world.”
The enormous 23,500-capacity venue is being built beside the Etihad Stadium.
As the UK’s only music-first arena, and with expert design input from Bruce Springsteen and Harry Styles, Manchester’s new Co-op Live arena will feature an innovative ‘smart bowl’, the largest floor space of any indoor venue, and no corporate branding to distract from the main event, as well as several VIP and hospitality areas.
There’ll be 32 bars, restaurants, and lounges around the site, including a locally sourced and sustainable food and drink offering.
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Hacienda legend Graeme Park flooded with well-wishes after son, 18, dies following cancer battle
Legendary DJ Graeme Park and his family have been flooded with messages of support after he announced that his son had died at the age of 18.
Graeme shared yesterday that his ‘true warrior’ son Oliver had passed away after a year-long battle with a rare cancer.
He is survived by Graeme, mum Jenny, and twin brother Ben.
The former Hacienda DJ announced the news on Instagram, sharing a message penned by Jenny which described Oli’s ‘king, loving and beautiful soul’.
Graeme’s post drew in thousands of messages of love and support, including from Vernon Kay, Sacha Lord, and DJ Paulette.
He shared last night: “Thank you for all of your kind, supportive words regarding my son. Much appreciated.
“I won’t be DJing in Huddersfield, London or Manchester this weekend, there will be no radio shows and there may be a delay to recent merchandise orders too. Please bear with me. Back soon.”
Featured image: Instagram, @graemepark
The View, Brooke Combe, Corella and more join the Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 lineup
More acts have joined the Neighbourhood Weekender lineup for 2023 and as well as some big names, it looks like there’s going to be even more Manc music on show this year. You love to see it.
Neighbourhood 2023 is already shaping up to be an absolute belter with the likes of Pulp, The Kooks, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot, The Wombats, Anne Marie and countless other huge others already announced for this year.
But if there’s one thing we know about the Warrington weekender it’s that there are always more surprises down the line, right up until the last minute, and to whet your appetite for the festival favourite.
The latest from the organisers is that several new artists are now joining the NBHD lineup, such as Scottish stars and veritable indie veteran The View, fellow compatriot Brooke Combe (one of the most exciting new soloists we’ve heard in a long time), The Goa Express from Burnley and 14 other acts.
One of the names we’re most excited to see playing on the Sunday are local lads, Corella. Named after an indigenous Australian bird, the rock and indie quarter are former BIMM students who are quickly becoming one of the most talked-about groups in the city.
Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength and now, fresh from their sellout gig at Gorilla — which they hailed as “a dream come true” and a “moment we will never forget” — they’ll be following it up with a full Weekender slot in just a couple month’s time.
If their performance at Gorilla and at last year’s Neighbourhood Festival in the city is anything to go by, they’re going to absolutely smash it.
Neighbourhood Weekender 2023’s lineup is sounding more and more like it could go down as a year you don’t want to miss.
The weekend of gigs kicks at the beautiful Victoria Park in Warrington on 27 May and last until the following Sunday. However, to make things even better there’s also going to be a massive warm-up show featuring The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown, Happy Mondays and more.