Nicki Minaj at Co-op Live, Manchester – stage times, setlist, rescheduled dates and more

Pink Friday 2 is here.

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Nicki Minaj will have another go at performing at Co-op Live this week, after her first concert had to be postponed.

The ‘Queen of Rap’ has two slots at Manchester’s huge new arena as part of the Pink Friday 2 World Tour, her largest tour to date.

The first was supposed to be on 25 May, but it was called off a few hours after fans arrived at Co-op Live because Nicki Minaj had been arrested in Amsterdam.

Still, her fans – collectively nicknamed The Barbz – are loyal to a tee and will soon be flocking back to see her performing her many hits live.

She’s managed to rearrange the first night already, and tonight’s gig is set to go ahead as planned.


If you’re going along to Nicki Minaj at Co-op Live, here’s everything you need to know.

What dates is Nicki Minaj playing Co-op Live in Manchester?

Nicki Minaj will now be playing in Manchester on 30 May and 3 June, after her original show was postponed.


All tickets for the original date of 25 May should have automatically switched to the new date of 3 June.

If you have any issues, get in touch with your original point of purchase.

And just to note, she does have to go back to Amsterdam the night before the second gig again…


Are there still tickets available?

Nicki Minaj is coming to Manchester's Co-op Live on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour
Nicki Minaj is coming to Manchester’s Co-op Live on her Pink Friday 2 World Tour

There are actually quite a few tickets still available for Nicki Minaj, especially for her rescheduled date.

Standing tickets are £98.50 each, while seated tickets range from £75.95 to £132.50, plus booking fees.

You might be able to grab a bargain through fan-to-fan resales too.

See the latest availability through Ticketmaster here.

Stage times for Nicki Minaj in Manchester

Nicki hasn’t exactly been punctual on the Pink Friday 2 tour so far, so don’t hold your breath that stage times will remain as publicised.


Neither Co-op Live nor artist have released stage times just yet, but doors will open at 6.30pm.

Based on previous tour dates, the show should start with a DJ set at around 8pm, before Nicki takes to the stage around 9pm.

When the show was initially delayed last week, Co-op Live pushed its curfew back to 11.30pm, which will be the absolute latest it can end.

If and when exact stage times do get released, we’ll be sure to update this article.

Expected setlist for Nicki Minaj at Co-op Live

Setlists are always subject to change, but the below setlist gives us a good idea of what’s to come from Nicki’s Manchester shows.

  • I’m the Best
  • Barbie Dangerous
  • FTCU
  • Hard White
  • Press Play
  • Win Again
  • Big Difference
  • Interlude
  • Pink Birthday
  • Feeling Myself
  • Favorite
  • Cowgirl
  • RNB
  • High School
  • Your Love
  • Needle
  • Ganja Burn
  • Chun-Li
  • Red Ruby Da Sleeze
  • Forward From Trini / Black Barbies
  • Barbie World
  • Roman’s Revenge
  • Monster
  • Are You Gone Already
  • Fallin 4 U
  • Right Thru Me
  • Save Me
  • Let Me Calm Down
  • Nicki Hendrix
  • Last Time I Saw You
  • Super Freaky Girl
  • Anaconda
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • Super Bass
  • The Night Is Still Young
  • Moment 4 Life
  • Pound the Alarm
  • Starships
  • Everybody

How to get to Co-op Live and travel info


Now, as for how you’ll get to shows at Co-op Live, luckily it’s right next door to a rather famous big blue stadium and its integrated Metrolink stop.

Head along the light blue or orange lines directly to the Etihad Campus or Ashton-under-Lyne and you can get off the tram literally spitting distance from the arena. You can find the full map HERE.

Trams run frequently on the Ashton-Eccles line to the Etihad stop, with services leaving every six minutes from the city centre and until 1am Fridays and Saturdays.

Tram travel is free for Co-op Live ticket-holders until 30 June.



If you want to take another new and improved arm of Manchester’s public transport system, not only is there a whole host of routes that drop you off close to the venue but there’ll also be a free shuttle bus from the city centre to and from events between 20 April-30 June 2024.

You can find the full list of bus routes HERE, with the one in closest proximity to the venue being the 53 bus which runs from Cheetham Hill through to Higher Crumpsall, Old Trafford and Pendleton, leaving just a two-minute walk to Co-op Live. You also get free Bee Network travel with any valid event ticket.

Getting there by car and parking

If you’re driving, there is limited parking available at the venue but this must be pre-booked ahead of time and there are designated drop-off areas.


The postcode is M11 3DU and you can follow the signs towards the wider Etihad Campus as you get closer; directions to the adjacent drop-off points will also be signposted.

Keep in mind that congestion on the roads close to the stadium is expected to gather around two hours prior to any event, so if you are travelling on the road, these are the suggested times they provide come event day – though estimates will obviously vary:

  • Alan Turing Way (both directions): plan an additional 20 minutes into any journey by road.
  • Hyde Road (eastbound): expect an additional 15 minutes to be added to your journey.
  • Mancunian Way (westbound): plan for an extra 10 minutes of travel time.

There are also three park-and-ride facilities near Co-op Live but be advised that the Velopark and Holt Town stops will be closed post-event to help safely manage crowds:

  • Ashton Moss (Ashton line) – 183 spaces and 12 disabled spaces
  • Ashton West (Ashton line) – 184 spaces and 11 disabled spaces
  • Ladywell (Ashton-Eccles line) – 332 spaces and 22 disabled spaces


Lastly, Co-op Live is only a half-hour stroll from Manchester Piccadilly and they’ve developed a new City Link walking route lined with light installations to help you find your way.


Greater Manchester now also offers the option to hire bikes through the Beryl, with riders able to locate, unlock, get to their destination and then safely lock up the boke all through an easy-to-use app. There are hire points just near the south-west corner of the Etihad Stadium on Ashton New Road.

For more information on all travel options, you can check out the enhanced journey planner.

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Featured image: Co-op Live