With various concerts and comedy shows taking place over the next 12 months, we round up the biggest must-see events at Birmingham Utilita Arena. Plus, we show you how to secure your seat at these incredible live events with official VIP tickets.

Last updated: 25/05/2023 at 09:30 am

The Utilita Arena Birmingham is the UK’s third-largest indoor venue. The 15,800-capacity venue has hosted incredible live shows from worldwide artists including Westlife, Tina Turner, Celine Dion and Linkin Park.

What events will the arena host next year? We round up the artists, comedians and sports events that have been confirmed to be on at Utilita Arena Birmingham in 2023.

Plus, we explain how to guarantee your entry with premium and official VIP tickets.


Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre on stage
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Beloved comedian Michael McIntyre has just announced his massive 'Macnificent' world tour scheduled to take place at 61 venues throughout 2023.

This will be his first tour in over three years, since his ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour’ that ran from the 21st of April, 2017 to the 1st of February, 2020.

McIntyre will be taking to the stage at Leeds Arena on the 24th & 25th of May. Tickets for these events are on sale now, get your tickets quick for this fantastic night of observational and light-hearted comedy.

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Roger Waters

As one of the co-founders of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is another British music legend.

The singer and guitarist is currently on tour and will return to Europe in March 2023. He will be coming to the UK at the end of May and will start with a show at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on Wednesday 31st May 2023.

Multiple hospitality packages are available for the show, so you can have the choice of how premium you want to go at the event.

VIP tickets are now available, so level up your experience by opting for the premium option. Ticket prices start from £180 per person + VAT.

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Elton John

A bonafide legend of the music industry, Sir Elton John is currently out in the US on his final “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, his final goodbye to his fans as he retires from touring with its conclusion.

With that being said, you absolutely will not want to miss the Rocket Man when he returns home for the UK part of his tour on Friday 31st March 2023 in Belfast.

He comes to the Utilita Arena Birmingham on Thursday 8th June 2023. Make sure you are in attendance by purchasing VIP tickets now, starting from £190 per person + VAT.

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Peter Gabriel

Progressive rock pioneer Peter Gabriel will be bringing his I/O Tour to Utilita Arena Birmingham in 2023, in support of his newest solo album of the same name.

The former lead singer of Genesis has had a wildly successful solo career since leaving the band in 1975, releasing 10 studio albums and selling over 16 million albums.  

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UK Garage All Stars

So Solid Crew and S9 founder Megaman have put together a selection of legendary UK Garage All Stars that are set to tour the United Kingdom this year.

The tour line-up will consist of  30 legends and icons of the UK garage scene, from its rise to prominence in 1994 to the peak of its popularity in 2001.

The tour will be hitting Utilita Arena Birmingham on the 22nd of June for a night of hip-shaking finger-wagging bangers.

Tickets for this event are on sale now and start from £105 per person + VAT. Get yours now for the ultimate night of garage tunes.

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The Chicks

The Chicks
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American country trio The Chicks (Previously known as the Dixie Chicks), are back with their 2023 ‘The Chicks world tour’. The new tour comes off the back of their successful 2022 comeback tour of America following a five year hiatus.

‘The Chicks World Tour’ marks the band's first visit to UK shores in almost seven years. The tour includes 38 dates across Europe and North America, starting at the Oslo Spektrum Arena in Oslo, Norway, and ending at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.

The country legends will take the stage at Utilita Arena Birmingham on the 2nd July 2023 to wow the crowd with a fantastic night of country music tunes, including hits such as ‘Wide Open Spaces’ and ‘Gaslighter’.

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Iron Maiden

Legends of the heavy metal scene, Iron Maiden are on tour once more in 2023, bringing the “Future Past Tour” to the UK across seven venues.

It will be a relatively short tour, with 13 dates in just under two months. One date will be Tuesday 4th July 2023 at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena.

Tickets are available now. Treat yourself to a VIP ticket package to the event. Prices start from £120 per person + VAT.

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Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood Vampires are a rock supergroup that was formed in 2012 by metal icon Alice Cooper, acting superstar Johnny Depp and Aerosmith lead guitarist, Joe Perry.

The Vampires have recently announced a huge six-venue UK arena tour for next year and will be playing at the Birmingham Utilita Arena on the 11th July 2023, on what will surely be a fantastic night of rock music.

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August 2023

Adnan Sami

Popular Indian singer Adnan Sami is returning to the UK in August with his 'Big Arena' UK tour. Given that every one of his past UK tours have been sellouts, this one is sure to continue the trend.

The tour will be short, visiting just three cities and lasting only three nights, starting at the Leeds First Direct Arena on 11th August.

Following that will be a show at London's OVO Arena in Wembley on 12th August, then ending at Birmingham's Utilita Arena on 13th August.

Tickets for Adnan Sami's tour are available to purchase now. Get yours for his show in Birmingham while you can.

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais
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British comedy icon Ricky Gervais will be taking to the stage at Birmingham's Utilita Arena on 4th September as part of his latest tour 'Armageddon'.

If you're interested in seeing the 'After Life' star in live on stage, why not do so with premium tickets?

Ricky Gervais tour tickets are on sale now. Be sure to get yours while they're still available!

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English pop-punk renegades Busted have announced that they will be reuniting and hitting the road in 2023 on a massive UK tour in celebration of their twenty-year anniversary.

The band will take to the stage at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on the 9th of September 2023 for a night of 2000s pop classics such as ‘Year 3000’ and ‘What I Go To School For’.

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Deacon Blue

Scottish Pop Rock band Deacon Blue are bringing their 'All the Old 45's' Greatest Hits UK and Ireland tour to Birmingham in 2023.  

Fans will get the chance to see the bestselling Scott's play hits such as 'Real Gone Kid' and 'Bigger Than Dynamite'.

They will be stopping by the Utilita Arena on 20th September 2023 for an unmissable night of rock and roll.  Get your Deacon Blue VIP hospitality tickets now.

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Award-winning pop-punk band Blink-182 will be returning with their full original lineup for a new album and tour in 2023. This will be their first tour together in almost 10 years.

News of their reformation has understandably sent fans of the band and the genre in general crazy, and demand for tickets is very high, to say the least.

The world tour will see them visit Birmingham on Saturday 14th October 2023. Tickets will be available soon, but you’ll want to get your name in now to have the best chance at securing your seat.

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Waterloo - The Best of ABBA

Dancing Queens get ready! Waterloo - The Best of ABBA will be hitting the stage at Utilita Arena, Birmingham in 2023 for a fantastically nostalgic night of ABBA’s biggest party hits.

From ‘Super Trooper’ to ‘Mamma Mia’ this electric journey through ABBA’s rise to superstardom is an absolute must-see for any fans of the Swedish band.

The show will be heading to Utilita Arena on the 18th of October 2023. Tickets for this event are on sale now. Secure your VIP tickets from our website now for this exhilarating ABBA extravaganza.

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S Club 7

S Club fans unite! The legendary pop group have officially confirmed that they will be reforming to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2023.

All seven members of the group - Rachel Stevens, Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, and Hannah Spearitt have confirmed that they will be reuniting for the 'Reunited' UK tour.

The group will be taking to the stage at Utilita Arena on the 26th and 29th October for two nights of high energy feel-good tunes. S Club 7 VIP tickets for their 26th October show are on sale now, Get yours now for a fabulous and luxurious S Club party!

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Tickets for their newly announced 29th of October show will go on sale Friday 24th February at 10 am. Register your interest now to be the first to get your hands on tickets.

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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy
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American rockers Fall Out Boy have recently announced that they will be hitting the road on their ‘So Much for (Tour) Dirt’ tour in 2023.

The band, who rose to fame in the mid-2000s with their pop punk and power pop sound, will play five dates in the UK as part of their 2023 European tour.    

Fall Out Boy visited UK shores in 2022 as part of the 'Hella Mega Tour' and left fans wanting more with their energetic live performances and fantastic on-stage visuals.

Fall Out Boy will be rocking out at Utilita Arena on the 31st October. Tickets are on sale now. Get your VIP tickets now for an unmissable night of pop rock bangers.

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers
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Get ready for an unforgettable night of electric music as British duo The Chemical Brothers bring their sounds to the Utilita Arena on 3rd November.

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Pop sensation Anne-Marie has recently announced an extensive UK and European tour for autumn 2023. The Essex-born singer-songwriter will be hitting the road in November, in celebration of the release of her third studio album 'Unhealthy'.

Anne-Marie will visit Cardiff, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and London on her upcoming tour. Don't miss your chance to see the 'Ciao Adios' singer will grace the stage at Utiltia Arena on the 25th of November.

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Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics 2023

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DJ and dance music legend Pete Tong will be returning to the decks at Utilita Arena Birmingham again in November 2023 with Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra to bring you the best of Ibiza classics.

The BBC Radio One DJ will be completing eight tour dates in November and December. The tour promises to bring the Ibiza atmosphere of love and fun onto UK ground while treating fans to a night of iconic dance music.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher sits on a chair beside his guitar
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British music legend Noel Gallagher will be heading on tour later this year to the delight of his fans across the nation.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be playing a number of UK arena dates, with one at the Birmingham Utilita Arena on 15th December.

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Beloved UK ska and pop band Madness are still going strong, with a new tour named the 'cest la vie 2023 tour' coming later this year.

The tour will be stopping by the Birmingham Utilita Arena on 16th December, with the group set to play some of their biggest hits such as 'Must Be Love' and 'Our House', plus as they say themselves, some new tricks up their sleeve.

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May 2024

Romesh Ranganathan

Romesh Ranganathan is one of Britain's top comics right now, and to the delight of many, he will be heading on tour in 2024!

The new host of “The Weakest Link” embarks on his “Hustle” tour in 2024. It may be some ways away, but you can get your tickets to the show now. He’ll be performing at the Utilita Arena on 30th May 2024.

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How can VIP tickets upgrade my experience at Birmingham Utilita Arena?

The moments before gig tickets go on sale can be a stressful time for fans, especially when trying to purchase them for popular artists.

Sometimes, it doesn't matter how many devices you have at the ready, tickets can sell out in seconds - usually while you're still stuck in an online queue. The struggle is real.

That’s where Seat Unique can help, by opening up fan access to official VIP tickets for the most in-demand live events.

With a VIP ticket package, you will gain the benefit of enjoying a number of premium inclusions at the arena, such as:

  • Special VIP entry to the venue so you can skip the queues
  • Exclusive pre and post-show access to a private lounge
  • Allocated seating with a comfortable and luxurious padded seat that comes with the best views of the performer, regardless of the stage layout

Check out our official VIP concert packages for the hottest live events happening across 2022 and 2023.