Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse cancels PVRIS gig at last minute as water pours through ceiling

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th May 2024

The O2 Victoria Warehouse has had to turn away PVRIS gig-goers as doors opened after the thunderstorms across Manchester proved too much for the venue’s roof.

Thousands were excitedly heading to the huge music venue to see American pop-rockers PVRIS perform.

But the band’s gig has now been postponed, with the news announced after the official door opening time.

PVRIS said that the cancellation was caused by a ‘massive leak in the venue’s ceiling’ and shared a video of the hall with pools of water on the floor.

Fans who were already inside the O2 Victoria Warehouse have shared videos of water pouring through the roof inside.


Many said that they were being turned away before either the band or the venue had issued an update.

O2 Victoria Warehouse posted: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s performance at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester with #PVRIS – Sun 12 May 2024 – is postponed.


“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and all customers are advised to retain tickets until further notice.”

PVRIS has said: “We are so sorry to have to cancel the show tonight due to a massive leak in the venue’s ceiling causing flooding right before doors.

“We’ve tried everything we could to find an alternative to still perform for you all tonight but due to circumstances beyond our control there is unfortunately no options for the show to go ahead.


“We were looking forward to our first gig back in the UK and to spend it with you & we are just as disappointed but everyone’s safety is #1 priority.

“We are doing our best to find a way to reschedule this show ASAP.

“More info coming as soon we know more, we are in the dark just as much you are about the situation.”

Scenes at O2 Victoria Warehouse before PVRIS gig

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Featured image: Instagram, pvris