The National to play huge one-off Manchester show at Mayfield Depot

The Warehouse Project has announced its first big show of 2022

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 4th April 2022

The National has announced a special one-off Manchester show that will see the band take to the stage for their biggest concert in the city to date.

Returning to Manchester for the first time in four years, the band will play a special headline show on Saturday 27 August at the home of Manchester’s famous Warehouse Project.

It’ll be the first big appearance they’ve made here since taking part in the open-air Castlefield Bowl Sounds of The City concerts in 2019, which saw the waterside amphitheatre packed to the rafters with adoring fans for a sell-out show.

This year’s upcoming performance at former railway station Depot Mayfield looks set to blast that out of the water, with a capacity of 10,000 making the August show their biggest in the city to date.

Image: The Warehouse Project / @frankiecasillophoto

The U.S. five-piece, headed up by frontman Matt Berninger, last played the UK as part of their I Am Easy To Find tour in 2019.


This week, they have confirmed a host of new shows on both sides of the pond – announcing dates for a run of North American shows alongside this special Manchester one.

Sharing the news with fans, they wrote: “The last couple years have given us ample time for reflection and rejuvenation.

Image: The National

“Summer 2022 is a time for reunion.”

The band will be joined by their 4AD label mates Dry Cleaning, a London-based post-punk band first formed in 2019 known for their use of spoken word and ‘unconventional’ lyrics.

It is the first big Warehouse Project show to be confirmed for the 2022 season so far.


Dry Cleaning will open for the The National as part of the one-off event, which is being presented by The Warehouse Project in partnership with AEG.

More acts are still to be announced.

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Pre-sale tickets will go on-sale on Wednesday 6 April from 10am, with general sale tickets on-sale Friday 8 April from 10am

Tickets will be available to purchase here.


Image: Supplied

Saturday 27th August

The National

Times: 19.00 – 23.00


The National


Dry Cleaning

Plus more TBA

Feature image – The Warehouse Project / @frankiecasillophoto