Manchester Arena Concerts December 2018

Here’s what’s heading your way in the merry month of December 2018 at Manchester Arena and where you can get tickets for these hot concerts, gigs and events.


Star Wars A New Hope Live In Concert Tickets – Manchester Arena – 1 December 2018

The month kicks off with the big screen showing of Star Wars A New Hope with live orchestral accompaniment on Saturday 1 December. It’s the first of the original trilogy of George Lucas’ epic sci-fi saga, as young Luke Skywalker teams up with the droids, Old Ben Kenobi and the plucky Han Solo to take on the Galactic Empire and rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader. It’s a production unlike any you’ve seen before, with the stirring score by John Williams performed live as the movie plays.

Book tickets for Star Wars at Manchester Arena here:

Ticketmaster – Star Wars

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds Tickets – Manchester Arena – 2 December 2018

The sci-fi theme continues onto the next night as the latest staged version on Jeff Wayne’s vision of War of the Worlds comes to Manchester Arena on Sunday 2nd December.

Featuring JASON DONOVAN, ADAM GARCIA, CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER, NEWTON FALKNER, NATHAN JAMES & ANNA MARIE-WAYNE as the classic HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite to millions around the world.

Jeff Wayne himself will be conducting the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings, while Liam Neeson retains his role in 3D holography as The Journalist.

Check with Ticketmaster here for tickets to this show:

War of the Worlds Tickets


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – Farewell Tour Tickets – Manchester Arena – 6 December 2018

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are calling it a night (Oh What A Night) with a Farewell Tour which arrives at Manchester Arena on Thursday 6 December 2018.

The original group behind the phenomenal Jersey Boys Musical will be playing all their hits like ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Silence Is Golden’ and many more.

Tickets are still available, so book yours to see Frankie Valli in Manchester here:



Madness The Sound of Madness Tour Tickets – Manchester Arena – Friday 7 December 2018

The Nutty Boys are back in Manchester, bringing sackfuls of festive fun with their Sound of Madness Tour.

Suggs and the gang will be going One Step Beyond with a night packed full of their greatest hits, spanning multiple decades, guaranteeing a brilliant evening of music. Tickets for Madness at Manchester Arena are still available from Ticketmaster here:

Madness – 7 December


James and The Charlatans Tickets – Manchester Arena – 8 December 2018

Two of the biggest indie bands of the 90s team up for this tour which sees them play Manchester Arena on Saturday 8 December 2018.

James cored massive hots with Sit Down and Laid as well as the big albums ‘Seven’ ‘Gold Mother’ and many more since. Fronted by Tim Booth they’ll be playing plenty of hits old and new on the night.

Tim Burgess leads The Charlatans and they’ll be on hand to deliver some of their own brand of 90s swagger with hits from their albums ‘Some Friendly’, ‘Tellin Stories’, ‘Melting Pot’ and ‘Up To Our Hips’.

Tickets are still on sale for the Manchester Arena show here:

James – The Charlatans Tickets

Black Stone Cherry Tickets – Manchester Arena – Monday 10 December 2018

Kentucky blues rockers Black Stone Cherry are headlining their biggest UK tour to date and play Manchester on 10 December.

playing tracks from their current album