15 February 2024

Co-op Live, the UK’s latest and largest live entertainment arena, opening this Spring, will be hosting the undisputed number one singer in India, Arijit Singh, live in concert as its first South Asian artist to inaugurate the stage. The Bollywood singer, music composer and superstar in his own right will be performing at the venue on 11th August to kickstart his 2024 UK tour.

Set to become the latest cultural and social hotspot, the UK’s biggest arena, Co-op Live, is purpose built to showcase the best music from around the world. As the befitting first South Asian artist to grace its stage, Arijit Singh has amassed an iconic following and fans across the Subcontinent as well as the global diaspora.

Beyond live music, Co-op Live will be a cultural hub reflecting the rich diversity of the UK and welcoming top tier talent both domestically and internationally – a place to experience the best global artists such as Singh. Offering a fan experience like never before, it boasts an innovate, smart ‘bowl’ design that will also make it feel the most intimate for audiences. Attracting the greatest global acts across live music, sport, comedy, family and award shows, Co-op Live has been built for the planet, harnessing renewable energy, smart building technology and toilets that flush with rainwater as part of a wide range of sustainable initiatives.

Ensuring inclusivity and access for all, the state-of-the-art venue will have hearing loops and audio enhancements built into the arena; multi-faith prayer rooms; step free access at every entrance; and gender-neutral facilities among other features. In line with and supporting the convenience retailer Co-op’s core brand values, the venue’s ‘Gigs that Give Back’ will generate at least £1 million annually for the Co-op Foundation to support causes on a local and national scale, including delivering on its new youth-led strategy.

The recipient of several awards and accolades for his soulful and melodious voice including a National Film Award and seven Filmfare Awards, Singh has recorded songs in multiple Indian languages, predominantly Hindi and Bengali, during a prolific career featuring countless, smash hit movie songs that have championed the airwaves globally. 

Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live said, “We’re so excited to welcome Arijit Singh to Co-op Live as the first South Asian artist to headline the UK’s largest live entertainment arena. We are always striving to represent the brilliantly diverse communities that make up both Manchester and the UK, and are delighted to be working with Arijit and his team to bring one of the absolute best to the North West.”