Gigs & Nightlife

All the events taking place at Manchester’s AO Arena in February 2022

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 8th February 2022

Manchester’s buzzing music and events scene has burst back to life, and the AO Arena is at the heart of it all.

The huge city centre venue has got some big shows still to come in February, and even more exciting events coming up later in the year.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not ‘Say It With Tickets‘ and buy your loved ones the gift of live entertainment.

The AO Arena also has a range of hospitality packages on hand if you want to push the boat out with the best seats and added extras.

You can enjoy a glass of fizz or three in one of its private suites, or watch the show from the best seats in the house with pre-show drinks in the View Bar.


L.O.L. Surprise! Live

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For the first time ever, one of the world’s most popular toys will be putting on a live arena show.

The L.O.L. Surprise Live! tour will see characters and holograms dancing and singing on stage.


The shows have been rescheduled from the original dates in December and January, and will now take place on Friday 11 February at 5.30pm, and Saturday 12 February at 12pm and 3.30pm.

Amir Khan vs Kell Brook

If your loved one is more of a sporting fan than a music fan, you can still snap up tickets for this massive boxing match.

Bolton’s very own boxing legend Amir Khan will face off with Kell Brook as their decade-long rivalry comes to a conclusion.


Thousands of fans will pack the AO Arena and watch from around the world on February 19.


Multi award-winning rapper Dave will be hitting the stage at the AO Arena in February.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, he has collaborated with the likes of Drake, Stormzy, and Burna Boy.

Hot off the back of the release of his chart-topping album We’re All Alone In This Together, Dave will perform on 24 February.

Read more: Grand plans to reopen New Century Hall, one of Manchester’s most legendary music venues


John Bishop – Right Here Right Now World Tour

John Bishop is doing two nights at the AO Arena in February.

One of the world’s most successful comedians – and owner of the whitest teeth – will be performing material at the end of the month.

John Bishop will spend two nights entertaining the crowds at the AO Arena with his Right Here Right Now World Tour.

You can catch him on 25 and 26 February.

Further ahead

Appetite for events is well and truly back, so it pays to get tickets booked in advance.

If you’re after comedy, you can see Alan Partridge at the AO Arena on 14 May, Joe Lycett on 20 September or Jason Manford on 15 October.


Superleague Netball will also return with Manchester Thunder vs Leeds Rhinos on 12 March, and then the Darts will follow on 14 May.

Music-wise, there are shows from Stormzy, Stereophonics, The Wanted, and Royal Blood still to come this spring too.

Head over to to pick your perfect date, book online or get in touch with the hospitality team for more information on exclusive experiences, call: 07741 194 110 or email: [email protected].