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Jason Manford announces huge Manchester gig at Co-op Live arena

Tickets go on sale this week.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th October 2023

Jason Manford has just announced a massive homecoming gig in Manchester at the new Co-op Live arena.

The Salford-born comedian will head out on his A Manford All Seasons tour in 2024, wrapping up here in Manchester in 2025.

He’ll perform at the huge new arena on 24 October 2025, the final night of his UK run.

This is the first comedy show to be announced at Co-op Live, joining an opening season that includes Jonas Brothers, Olivia Rodrigo, and seven nights with Take That.

Jason Manford’s gig is the second show to be announced for Co-op Live today alone, with Barry Manilow also confirmed to be performing on 19 May 2024.


Jason Manford is one of the UK’s top comedians, a familiar face on stage and screen.

His A Manford All Seasons follows his Like Me run, which saw him play 280 shows across the country.


Speaking of the tour, Jason Manford says: “People ask me what my favourite job is, acting, presenting, musicals etc. I love them all, but my favourite is still the privilege of doing a stand-up comedy.

Jason Manford has announced a Manchester Co-op Live gig for 2025.
Jason Manford has announced a Manchester Co-op Live gig for 2025. Credit: Supplied

“It’s just me, you, a microphone and a cracking venue. No cameras, no director, no viewing figures and no OFCOM!

“I can’t wait to see you again and have a good laugh at this mad world, it feels like it’s been ages.”


Gary Roden, executive director and general manager at Co-op Live, says: “Being able to attract acts of the calibre of Jason Manford is exactly what we are all about and we are so excited that he is the first comedy act we have announced.

“Although Co-op Live has been built as a music-first venue, its versatility and intimacy bely its size making it perfect for stand-up comedy.

“Co-op Live is here to deliver unforgettable experiences to our audiences, and Jason’s show is going to do just that. The fact that he is also a local lad is the icing on the cake.”

Tickets will be available from 10am on Friday 13 October 2023. Co-op Members get first in line access to tickets from 10am on Wednesday 11 October 2023.

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