What's on in Manchester - Autumn/Winter

Attention to everyone in and around Manchester - we've put together a guide of all the best gigs, events and comedy shows lined-up for this Autumn/Winter near you! Get something fun booked in to get through these cold and dark months...


Warehouse Project

When: September 2021 - January 2022

Where: Mayfield Depot, Manchester

After a lengthy 2 year hiatus, The Warehouse Project returns this September with a season unlike any that's gone before, as the UK embarks on its long awaited, emotional return to the dancefloor. With over 25 line-ups including The Chemical Brothers, Four Tet, Rudimental, Disclosure, Jamie XX and many more!



Manic Street Preachers

When: 2nd October 2021

Where: O2 Apollo, Manchester

The legendary Manic Street Preachers are visiting Manchester on their headline tour this autumn. The band will be performing songs from their new album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ alongside all their classic tracks!




Roger Taylor

When: 3rd October 2021

Where: Manchester Academy

Queen's drummer Roger Taylor is set to release his sixth solo album 'Outsider' in October, and is heading out on a headline solo tour to celebrate. He will be performing songs from the new record, alongside the classic Queen hits. He is heading to Manchester on the 3rd October!



Orla Gartland

When: 9th October 2021

Where: Manchester Academy 2 

Having recently released her long-awaited debut album 'Woman on the Internet' last month, fast-rising Dublin singer-songwriter-producer Orla Gartland will be hitting the road this autumn. Final few tickets for her Manchester show remaining now!




The Feeling

When: 22nd October 2021

Where: O2 Ritz, Manchester

The Ivor Novello award-winning band will be playing all the hits live including ‘Love It When You Call’, ‘Sewn’ and ‘Fill My Little World’, plus music from the new movie ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’, which was composed by frontman Dan Gillespie Sells.




Ocean Wisdom

When: 26th October 2021

Where: O2 Ritz, Manchester

Following the release of his incredible album 'Stay Sane' earlier in 2021, Ocean Wisdom will be visiting Manchester on his tour this autumn. Don't miss out on catching him live to see his phenomenal rapping speed in real life!





When: 1st-3rd November  2021

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

The Australian rock trio are heading out on tour this autumn. The shows are sure to be an unforgettable moment for DMA'S and their fans alike as it is their first chance to reunite since the pandemic struck. This will be their first UK tour since they released their third studio album 'THE GLOW' which reached #4 in the UK.



black midi

When: 8th November 2021

Where: O2 Ritz, Manchester

Chosen as our artist spotlight back in June - black midi have emerged as a bold and enigmatic force over the past decade. The band released their sophomore LP 'Cavalcade' in May of this year, and in support have confirmed a UK tour which will see the band stop in Manchester for one night!



Black Country, New Road

When: 6th December 2021

Where: O2 Ritz, Manchester

With their brilliant Mercury prize nominated debut album 'For the first time' released earlier this year, Black Country, New Road are heading out on tour. This young group are turning people's heads with their experimental rock and garnering critical praise after just one album, definitely a must see live!



Gary Barlow

When: 9th December 2021

Where: AO Arena, Manchester

Pop icon and lead singer of Take That is embarking on his 'All The Hits Live' solo tour where you can catch him perform all your favourite tracks from his career! He will be in Manchester on the 9th December, last remaining tickets available now!




Miles Kane

When: 28th January 2022

Where: Albert Hall, Manchester

Known for his energetic performances and delivering blistering live shows, and with the upcoming release of his fourth solo album 'Change The Show', Miles Kane is kicking off his 2022 tour at the Albert Hall in Manchester!




The Streets

When: 4th February 2022

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Following a summer of unforgettable festival appearances, The Streets have announced a UK headline tour for the start of 2022. Mike Skinner and his band will be stopping in Manchester on the 4th February!




James Blunt

When: 4th February 2022

Where: AO Arena, Manchester

Alongside the announcement of his greatest hits album, 'The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’, James Blunt is heading out on a huge UK arena tour for 2022 which will see James celebrate songs spanning a stellar 17-year career!




Belle & Sebastian

When: 7th February 2022

Where: Manchester Academy, Manchester

The Scottish indie-pop band are hitting the road following the release of their double live album 'What to Look for in Summer' released last December. This will be the band's first tour since 2019, you can catch them at Manchester Academy on the 7th Feb!




The Kooks

When: 11th February 2022

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

It's already been 15 years since The Kooks' debut studio album 'Inside In The Inside Out' was released, and to celebrate the band will be performing this staple indie-soundtrack across the UK in 2022. The quadruple-platinum selling album boasts hits including BRIT Award-nominated 'She Moves in Her Own Way', 'You Don't Love Me' and the band's top five single 'Naive'.



Dropkick Murphys

When: 15th February 2022

Where: O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Don't miss out on catching the American Celtic punk band on tour in the UK in 2022, stopping in Manchester for one night in February!





Tom Odell

When: 20th February 2022

Where: O2 Apollo, Manchester

Having released his fourth studio album 'monsters' in July of this year, Brit and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter Tom Odell will be stopping for the night in Manchester on his 2022 tour. Tickets on sale now!





When: 24th February 2022

Where: AO Arena, Manchester

After taking home the Mercury Prize in 2020 for his debut studio album 'Psychodrama', Dave has continued to impress with his sophomore album 'We're All Alone In This Together' which had the biggest first week sales in the UK since October 2019. He is heading out on a massive arena tour in 2022 and tickets are selling fast!




Luisa Omielan

When: 2nd October 2021

Where: Quays Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

Fresh from a successful off-Broadway run, the BAFTA winning stand up comedian is about to head on tour with her highly anticipated 'God Is A Woman' tour, where she'll talk about how different the world would be if women's stories had been included in the bible.




Chris Ramsey

When: 4th November 2021

Where: Lyric Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

Following on from the success of his 2019 stand up special 'Approval Needed', the comedian and television presenter is on tour this autumn stopping for one night at The Lowry in Salford.




Mark Watson

When: 3rd December 2021

Where: The Lowry, Salford 

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered .Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and "No More Jockeys" cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up



Paul Chowdhry: Family Friendly Comedian

When: 10th December 2021

Where: O2 Apollo, Manchester

Following his global smash hit 'Live Innit', Paul Chowdhry is back. After barely surviving the pandemic, and with two years of pent up killer material, Paul tackles the UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden. Don’t miss it.



Jamali Maddox

When: 20th January 2022

Where: Quays Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

Jamali is back on tour with his latest show KING CRUD which draws upon the issues of morality and justice as well as Jamali’s own personal growth and experiential learnings; all delivered with his natural charm, confidence and sensitivity that leaves many of his contemporaries behind. .




Hal Cruttendun

When: 21st January 2022

Where: Quays Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

From Live at the Apollo, Bake Off: Extra Slice, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and The Royal Variety Performance. Hal Cruttenden is visiting Manchester as part of his brand-new tour, doing what he does best – reminding us of how much we love stand-up comedy – and God do we need it! Not as much as we needed the vaccine, although Hal would probably say he’s equally as important…



Fern Brady

When: 25th January 2022

Where: Quays Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

One of the UK's most exciting comedians, Fern Brady is heading out on a nationwide tour of her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen. Starting in Salford on 25th January. This comes hot off the heels of her previous sell out show 'Power & Chaos' which was filmed as a special and broadcast on BBC One.



Jenny Eclair

When: 30th January 2022

Where: Quays Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she's filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60's hold for this 1960's babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?




Gary Delaney

When: 26th February 2022

Where: Lyric Theatre - The Lowry, Salford 

Star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back, bringing his latest tour 'Gary In Punderland' to Salford in February 2022 with the kind of one-liners only a master could craft.




Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. Podcast Tour

When: 4th October, 22nd November, 19th December 2021

Where: Manchester Opera House and AO Arena Manchester

Due to overwhelming demand, Chris & Rosie Ramsey are visiting Manchester on multiple dates for their record-breaking first ever live Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. podcast tour. In the same vein as their weekly chart-topping podcast, Chris and Rosie will be chatting all about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between, all in front of a live audience.



Redhanded - Live Podcast

When: 24th October & 30th October 2021

Where: The Stroller Hall, Manchester

The internationally-renowned, award winning, hit podcast with hosts Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire is heading out on a live tour making two stops in Manchester. The shows promises to be a thrilling experience as they invite audiences to join them for an evening of grisly murder storytelling, wry wit and true crime.



Christmas at Dunham Massey

When: November 2021 - January 2022

Where: National Trust Dunham Massey, Cheshire

The tree tops will glisten and sparkle as over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun at the National Trust's Dunham Massey. Your very merriest Christmas starts here. Book now to secure the date and time of your choice!




Love Actually in Concert

When: 13th December 2021

Where: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The performance which sees the iconic film's soundtrack performed live to picture has toured the UK to sell-out crowds across the country in recent years, becoming as much as a cult-staple tradition as the seasonal romcom itself - and this festive season it'll be making a stop at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Remaining tickets available now!



Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour 2022

When: 29th January 2022

Where: A0 Arena, Manchester

2022 will see the return of the magnificent Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour. A host of the celebs and professional dancers from the BBC One TV series will waltz around the country stopping at Manchester AO Arena in January!




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I'm Abi - a lover of festivals, food and all things music.

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