What you can expect from Arena Birmingham in 2018!

2018 is shaping up to be a pretty huge year for us here at Arena Birmingham! We’ve got sporting world championships, some of the biggest superstars on the planet and a brand new family attraction joining the clan. Here’s a lil flavour of what you can expect at our venue over the next 12 months!

If you think we just open our doors, stick a couple of concerts for a few weeks and then pack up for a lovely summer holiday, then you’re oh so wrong – it’s ALL happening here at Arena Birmingham in 2018. We’ve got a massive 12-months ahead and here’s just a tiny little taster of what you guys can look forward to…

The music's all you got, come on now this must be, POP!

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Yes, it’s an *NSYNC lyric. No, they’re not coming to our arena in 2018 (unfortunately)…but we can hope! We do however have three of biggest pop acts the world setting sail for Brum this year and they come in the shape of Poker Face Queen Lady Gaga in January, Swish Swish Superstar Katy Perry in June and the legendary Shania Twain in September. If that don’t impress you much, then nothing will.


When it comes to sporting events, we’ve got things on lock at Arena Birmingham with six massive competitions all taking place here within the first half of the year – yeah, we’re gonna shift that extra Christmas timber in no time!

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January sees the BBL Cup Finals bounce back into Brum, February is dedicated to the British Athletics Indoor Championships and in March we’ve got the IAAF World Indoor Championships, YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships AND the Gymnastics World Cup all setting up camp! Finally, after an Xmas packed full of drama and upsets in the arrows, the Unibet Premier League Darts brings that electrifying, unmistakable atmosphere to Birmingham for a night of top quality darts!

Just give us the trophy for the best arena in the world right now.

Our family just keeps getting bigger!

Construction of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham, a unique indoor attraction based on the popular LEGO® brick, is well underway right here at our arena…and it won’t be long until the doors fly open to you guys! Specifically designed for the kiddies aged 3-10, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham will give you hours and hours of family fun! Keep a look out for updates on when our newest attraction will be open!


In the meantime, scroll down a bit and explore some of the amazing family shows we’ve got in 2018.

Rockin' all over the world!

Now, Birmingham is widely regarded as the Home of Rock, and we’re more than living up to our name in 2018. Whether you’re a serial air guitar-er, an Indie-Cindy, lover of soft rock or you’re just a bit of punk, we’ve something to suit your rocking needs.

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This year we welcome Fall Out Boy, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Manic Street Preachers, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tears For Fears, Roger Waters, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, The Human League AND The Australian Pink Floyd Show to our arena. And who knows, they may be more to come!

Our sister venue is also bringing some sweet licks to the city in 2018 with the likes of Iron Maiden, Slam Dunk Festival, The Beat/ Buzzcocks / The Selecter / Stiff Little Fingers and Paul Weller (to name a few) heading to the Genting Arena – check out their full listings here!

Looking for LOL’S in 2018?

Look no further, we’ve got everything you need for a top night out. Four of the world’s finest comedians don our stage in 2018, bringing all of the LOL’s right here to Birmingham. Chris Rock kicks it all off on the 25th January before Michael McIntyre, Bill Bailey and Jason Manford arrive in May, June and July respectively.

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We’ve also got the return of the hilarious The League of Gentlemen, in fact, we’ve added another date ‘cos you lot just couldn’t get enough of it!

Bring on the family fun!

On top of all the great sporting events which you and your family need to check out, we’ve also got a bunch of shows which will have you and the rest of the fam in absolute awe, no matter their ages! Join your fave celebs on the ice as Torvill and Dean’s Dancing On Ice LIVE skates into Birmingham in April, just a week before the simply incredible Fast & Furious Live hand-break turns into our arena (safely of course). That means we’ll see you twice in April then, yeah?

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That’s not all, we’ve also got Walking With Dinosaurs, Cirque du Soleil: OVO, The 2018 Birmingham International Tattoo and the amazing Nitro Circus all setting up shop in Brum!

This lot are pretty unique…

We don’t always do things by the book here (in terms of the events we bring in) and we’re forever looking at (a) giving you guys experiences that you’ve never had before (b) bringing the biggest range of acts / shows to your doorstep…and 2018 is no different.


We’re proud to announce that Noel Fitzpatrick Is The Supervet, Professor Brian Cox Live (in 2019), Harbhajan Mann, The King Is Back – Ben Portsmouth is Elvis and the incredible Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra Perform Ibiza Classics all bring their unique shows to Arena Birmingham in the coming months – and we’re buzzing for all of them!

We’ve literally got something for everyone this year at Arena Birmingham and there’s more to come…trust us…there’s loads more to come. Don’t be ‘that guy’ who always misses out on the latest show announcements though, drop us a LIKE on Facebook or a FOLLOW on Twitter for all the breaking news, gig announcements and event updates fresh off the press.