Ones To Watch 2015


With 2015 just around the corner, we thought it would only be right to give you a rundown of the shows to look out for in the New Year!

One Direction
10 – 12 OCT 2015

The world’s biggest pop act return to their homeland next year with the eagerly awaited announcement of dates in Birmingham.

Following already announced dates in Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa, One Direction will return next autumn – giving fans the chance to see the band perform songs from their brand new album ‘FOUR’ for the first time alongside all their much-loved hits.

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Michael McIntyre
18 – 19 & 25 – 26 SEP 2015

Michael McIntyre returns with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious. With special guest Paul Tonkinson.

Michael’s previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012

Most recent highlights have included him making his debut as a chat show host on The Michael McIntyre’s Chat Show for BBC1. But now Michael is set to return to the stage in what promises to be his biggest and funniest tour yet.

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Nicki Minaj
3 APR 2015

Rap’s reigning queen NICKI MINAJ will launch The Pinkprint Tour in Europe including a date at the Barclaycard Arena on 4 April 2015. The tour also features special guest Grammy Award-nominated R&B superstar Trey Songz, who recorded two #1 collaborations with Nicki—“Touchin/Loving” and “Bottoms Up.” 

About the tour, NICKI comments, “It’s been way too long since I’ve seen my European Barbz! I can’t wait to get back and party with all of you with Trey Songz. We have more than a few surprises in store, and I promise this will be my biggest and best tour yet!”

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Better Midler
9 JUL 2015

Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler has announced that she will return to UK stages for the first time in 35 years.

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5 Seconds of Summer
5 – 6 JUN 2015

5 Seconds Of Summer announce their first ever headline UK & Europe arena tour including a show at Birmingham's NIA.

The ‘Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 Tour’ comes off the back of two huge worldwide hit singles and a self-titled debut album that went to #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. Expect 5SOS fans to snap up these tickets quickly.

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Ben Howard
20 APR 2015

Following the release of his critically acclaimed second album, 'I Forget Where We Were' which debuted at number 1 in the UK, Ben will be playing the Barclaycard Arena, as part of his biggest headline tour.

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Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix
21 FEB 2015        

This year’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix will return to Birmingham’s newly renovated Barclaycard Arena, formerly known as the NIA, where the biggest British and global athletics superstars will descend on the West Midlands in an afternoon jam-packed full of world-class athletics.

Those who were lucky enough to get their hands on tickets to last year's sell-out event saw some show stopping performances from Britain’s finest. GB & NI’s James Dasaolu saw off the likes of Jimmy Vicaut, Mike Rodgers, Dwain Chambers and Kim Collins to win the 60m, clocking a time 6.50, while there were also home wins for European Indoor champion pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale, Laura Muir in the 1500m and Nigel Levine in the 400m.

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BBL Cup Final 2015
11 JAN 2015

One of the most eagerly anticipated days of the British hoops calendar, the prestigious BBL Cup Final is once again heading back to what has become its’ spiritual home at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

The annual showpiece event gives teams the chance to grab the first piece of silverware on offer and looks set to be bigger and better than ever during 2015 -taking place at the newly refurbished venue and returning for a fourteenth consecutive year.

Be a part of it - don’t miss one of the biggest events in British basketball, book your tickets today and get ‘closer to the action’.

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Lionel Richie
14 MAR 2015

Since his massive Tuskeegee Tour in 2012 delighted audiences across Europe, today the multi-platinum selling artist Lionel Richie announced he is set to return to the UK for a 31-date tour that will see him perform at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 14 March 2015.

Speaking about bringing his tour to Europe Lionel said:

“I can’t wait to get back to the UK. The audiences are always so great and I always have an incredible time when I’m in the United Kingdom. The show feels like a great big sing-along most nights so I’m looking forward to singing along with the people of the UK again!”

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Strictly Come Dancing
16 – 18 JAN 2015

Promising to be more fab-u-lous than ever before, dust off your sequins and join us as we dance away the winter blues with jiving judges, dazzling professionals and of course our favourite celebrity contestants!

Featuring much-loved routines from this series, together with new and exclusive performances, breath-taking costumes and supersized glitterballs, this multi-million pound UK tour is the must-have ticket for Strictly fans everywhere.

  • Frankie Bridge with Kevin Clifton
  • Thom Evans with Iveta Lukosiute
  • Caroline Flack with Tristan MacManus 
  • Mark Wright with Karen Hauer
  • Alison Hammond with Aljaž Skorjanec
  • Simon Webbe with Kristina Rihanoff
  • Scott Mills with Joanne Clifton

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