Jason Manford, Johnny Vegas and more to appear at Manchester comedy fundraiser for Ukraine

As the weather cheers up and April begins, it’s a sign that better things are on the way.

Not least, an incredible program of music and comedy events right here in Manchester and the surrounding areas – from a special fundraiser event in support of Ukraine and its people, to anticipated shows by Bastille, Diversity and more.

Take a look below for a great crop of shows that have tickets on sale this week.

Easter Comedy Eggstravaganza for Ukraine – O2 Apollo Manchester

April 18, 2022

Northern powerhouse comedians John Thomson and Justin Moorhouse have just announced an Easter Comedy Eggstravaganza for Ukraine at Manchester O2 Apollo on Easter Monday, April 18, 2022.

Featuring Jason Manford, Johnny Vegas, Dave Spikey and more, this very special show aims to raise much-needed funds for the international charity, the Legacy of War Foundation which provides support to civilians affected by conflict.

Tickets are on sale here now.

Neighborhood Weekender – Victoria Park, Warrington

May 28 and 29, 2022

Manic Street Preachers, Razorlight, James Bay, Red Rum Club, Scouting For Girls, The Academic, GAYLE and more have recently been confirmed to appear at Neighborhood Weekender this summer.

They join headliners Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms at Victoria Park in Warrington on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2022.

Tickets are available via the festival’s website , ticketmaster and Gigs and Tours .

Diversity – Manchester Opera House

May 5 to 7, 2022

Over the past 12 years, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public, Diversity has continued to wow audiences and inspire people around the world.

Ashley and Jordan Banjo are passionate about their storytelling on stage and have now put pen to paper to release their first children’s book Fly High Crew.

Released via Scholastic, Fly High Crew is a brilliantly fun story that champions inclusivity, the importance of teamwork, realizing your dreams and is centralized by Ashley and Jordan’s sibling relationship and dynamic.

Tickets for the show are on sale here .

Bastille – AO Arena, Manchester

April 8, 2022

The Brit winning four-piece have built their reputation as one of the world’s most captivating live bands.

Over the summer, the band headlined not one but two UK festivals – Latitude and Standon Calling – and played a further two sold-out shows at Hampton Court Palace Festival.

With over 11 million records sold, six UK Top 40 singles, and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continue to be one of the world’s most-streamed bands.

Limited tickets are available here .

Scouting For Girls – Albert Hall, Manchester

December 1, 2022

Throughout their career, Scouting For Girls have sold over two million albums, two million singles, garnered over 500 million streams, been nominated for four Brit Awards and an Ivor Novello, had four top 10 singles, and sold out OVO Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and two nights at The London Palladium.

The band’s 2021 UK tour saw them perform to over 50,000 fans across their longest live run to date – and they’re coming back this winter, with shows at some of the biggest venues in the country.

grab tickets here today.

Roxy Music – AO Arena, Manchester

October 12, 2022

Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson are reuniting on stage for the first time since their sold-out and critically acclaimed For Your Pleasure tour in 2011.

The four-piece will perform 10 arena shows across North America, before hitting UK shores in October.

Tickets are on sale here now.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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