A former British Army officer, singer/songwriter James Blunt is a thoughtful performer with a knack for crafting melodic contemporary soft rock tunes. He had a Number 1 single in 2005 with "You're Beautiful".
Legendary keyboard player & songwriter, Rick is best known for being the former keyboardist in prog rock band Yes. Having featured on records with artists including Black Sabbath, David Bowie, T.Rex, Elton John he is now embarking on his solo tour.
Panic! at the Disco is an American rock duo, formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004. The band has been described by critics as a variety of genres, most commonly pop punk, alternative rock, and baroque pop.
Professor Green rose to success after winning the 2008 JumpOff MySpace competition where he took £50,000 prize money. Since then this fantastic rapper, singer-songwriter has had a number one with "Read All About It" and two other top 5 singles!
Paolo Nutini is a fantastic Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. His first album peaked at Number 3 in the UK and went 5x Platinum! Hit singles for Nutini include "Last Request", "Pencil Full Of Lead", "Candy" and "New Shoes".
Renowned for their spectacular, eccentric live shows. Hits albums from this American alt-rock group The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots and At War With The Mystics, the band continues to push boundaries.
In an age where hip-hop seems to have lost some of its roots, Jurassic 5 are a six-piece crew from Los Angeles keeping the old skool spirit alive. Their live shows are energetic, tightly performed, can't-miss affairs that emanate infectious vibes.
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be bringing their Jay & Silent Bob's Hollywood Babble Tour to Manchester. The pair will be showcasing their animated film Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.
Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies is coming to the Apollo. He rose to fame after her was attacked onstage while performing at Manchester Comedy Store. He has since appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You & 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
The Saturdays are a British-Irish girl group formed back in 2008. Since then the girls have had many hit singles including "What About Us", "All Fired Up", "Missing You" and "Just Can't Get Enough" to name just a few!
Level 42 are an English pop rock and jazz-funk band who had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s, including "Lessons In Love", "Something About You" and "Running In The Family".
An immersive concert event featuring music from popular video games. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, and more.
Paloma Faith has announced her first live performances of the year, with a handful of dates in May, including a date in Manchester. Her new album A Perfect Contradiction has attracted critical acclaim with Q Magazine giving it 4 stars.
Coventry legends THE SPECIALS have announced a UK tour for 2014 which sees them celebrate five years since they first reformed. Hit singles include "Too Much Too Young" and "Ghost Town" both reaching #1 in the UK!
Passenger was originally a five-person band, but later this became the solo project of founder Michael Rosenberg. His most successful single was released back in 2012 "Let Her Go" reached Number 2 in the UK and Number 1 in seven other countries.
Chris Rea is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. Hit singles include "Driving Home For Christmas", "You Can Go Your Own Way" and "Auberge".
Tue 9th to Sun 14th December & Sat 20th December 2014
The multi-award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You? Lee Mack, is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of high energy banter, well-crafted gags and sharp one-liners in one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year.
Fantastic Scottish pop band who've sold more than 6 million albums worldwide. They've had 2 number 1 albums and had hit singles with "Real Gone Kid", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Twist and Shout" and many more.
He's rude, he's crude and his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans are left gob-smacked!
From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his rhythm and blues orchestra and selling millions of records this century, it is his passion for music that has made Jools Holland into a doyen of the music scene.