AO Arena Manchester

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90s Baby Pop - The Biggest POP Show EVER at AO Arena

90s Baby Pop - The Biggest POP Show EVER

  • AO Arena Manchester
  • Saturday 28th October 2023
  • 90s Baby returns to AO Arena on Saturday 28th October 2023 for the BIGGEST 90s pop show ever

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    Review of Ashanti, Trey Songz and Mario

    Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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    Would you recommended: Yes

    Review of 90s Baby POP - The Biggest Pop Show Ever

    Overall rating: 5 Verified review

    2 big headlines cancelled including Aqua! Other than that is was a good night

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    Review of 90s Baby POP - The Biggest Pop Show Ever

    Overall rating: 4 Verified review

    On the whole it was a brilliant night. So much nostalgia in one room was amazing. However, the atmosphere died when Gala came on, they took forever to set up the stage and then they played songs that no one knew. Rethink that act for next year! Also it was very disappointing that Aqua and 2 Unlimited pulled out. Aqua was the main reason I booked the tickets as my friend loved them growing up.

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    AO Arena venue information

    Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe.

    Since opening in 1995, the Arena has hosted the biggest names in live entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pavarotti and the record-breaking 2010/2011 residency by local comedian Peter Kay.

    In addition to live music, the venue has also staged some of the biggest events in the UK sporting calendar including several 2002 Commonwealth Games' events, the 2012 Olympic basketball warm-up match between team USA and GB, the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships and international boxing bouts by Mike Tyson, David Haye, Joe Calzaghe and local champions Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan and Anthony Crolla.

    Manchester Arena has also played a key part in the city's rich musical heritage with historic shows by local bands Take That, Oasis, Elbow, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, M People, Doves, Inspiral Carpets, The Verve, Simply Red and The Courteeners.

    Attracting over one million visitors each year, the 21,000 capacity Arena is a former winner of the industry's prestigious International Venue of the Year award.

    Venue contact details and info

    Name: AO Arena

    Phone: 0161 950 5000

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    Music Policy: Everything you can imagine, not just music all kinds of shows, sporting events, comedy etc.

    Ambiance: Massive indoor arena

    Clientele: Ranges from young children to adults depending on the event

    Drinks served: Lagers, wines and selected spirits.

    Disabled facilities: Disabled parking, access and toilets

    Nearest Bus Stop: Many buses serve Cannon Street and Victoria stations and many more stop within easy walking distance in the city centre. If you are staying out late, night bus services on Friday and Saturday nights run directly past the Manchester Evening News Arena

    Address: Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1AR


    Capacity: 21000

    Type of venue: Live

    Dress code: No dresscode

    Opening hours: Doors for performances open at 06.00pm and finish at 11.00pm although this varies depending upon the event

    Food served: Selection of snacks

    Parking: The on-site multi-storey car park is run by NCP and has capacity for 900 vehicles. Although there is a fee, there is an area on the ground floor - approximately 58 spaces - which is reserved for disabled customers

    Nearest Train Station: Manchester Victoria

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