First artist announced for Co-op Live

27 July 2023

  • Award-winning pop trio Jonas Brothers are the first artist to be revealed as part of Co-op Live’s wide-reaching opening season

  • This is the first of many events announcing in the coming weeks, with 25 shows already programmed in the first month of Co-op Live’s doors opening

  • The announcement marks the first opportunity for

  • Co-op Members to get first in line for tickets, and for fans to lock-in their visit to the state-of-the-art venue

  • The £365million project is the UK’s only music-first arena and Europe’s most sustainable

  • Co-op Live will donate at least £1m a year to the Co-op Foundation to support its new youth-led strategy


Manchester, 27th July 2023: Co-op Live, the UK’s largest live entertainment arena, is one-step-closer to opening as it today announces the first of many global artists who will perform during its opening season, which will bring a diverse series of global superstars to Manchester.

One of the most successful groups of the 21st century, Jonas Brothers - Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas - have sold over 20 million albums to date, with two GRAMMY Award nominations, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and 26 Billboard Hot 100 hits under their belts. The trio’s appearance at Manchester’s Co-op Live forms part of the band’s global FIVE ALBUMS. ONE NIGHT. Tour.

Set to attract fans from across the country, the announcement comes as the finishing touches are made on the much-anticipated addition to Manchester’s booming music and entertainment scene, set to open in April 2024. This news will be followed by significant announcements about other events at the venue, as the full scale of the venue’s opening season is made public.25 programmed events have been scheduled for Co-op Live’s opening month with the first three months of the opening season promising a world class and diverse set of talent to perform on the UK’s biggest stage.

Co-op Live, which is a joint venture between Oak View Group and City Football Group, has been designed to transform the live music experience for both artists and fans. The arena will boast an innovative bowl design, lowered ceiling height, and a large standing floor to bring fans closer to artists. The unique space will host the New Jersey-raised trio, celebrating their wide-reaching career already spanning almost two decades.

Co-op Live will be the UK’s most socially responsible arena. It is committed to sustainability, including through all-electric power, zero waste to landfill, and 100% rainwater collection. Bolstering naming rights partner Co-op’s core brand values, Co-op Live will donate at least £1m a year to the Co-op Foundation to deliver on its new youth-led strategy and Co-op’s vision of ‘Co-operating for a fairer world’. This collective effort will be known as ‘Gigs that Give Back’ emphasising the venue and partnership’s commitment to making a positive impact.

Gary Roden, Executive Director & General Manager, Co-op Live, says: “We’re counting down the days until we can open the doors of this incredible new venue for Manchester and the UK. I’m thrilled that shortly after announcing our April 2024 opening date, we can reveal that Jonas Brothers will be part of our opening season of globally renowned artists, highlighting the strength and diversity across our forthcoming line-up of shows.”

Amanda Jennings, Director of Marketing Communications, Co-op, says: “This first artist and pre-sale ticket announcement marks a key milestone for the eagerly anticipated opening of Co-op Live. The arena embodies Co-op’s principles, values and vision and we’re looking forward to seeing these brought to life through this unique partnership.

“Additionally, we’re excited to start sharing what we have in the pipeline for our members, which includes exclusive benefits such as first in line access to tickets, food and beverage discounts at Co-op concessions and hospitality experiences.”

Jonas Brothers will perform at Co-op Live in Manchester on 17th June 2024. As part of the venue’s pioneering partnership, Co-op members will gain early access to tickets through a designated presale from Wednesday 2nd August, 10:00. General sale tickets are available through Co-op Live from Friday 4th August, 10:00.


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