Welcome to your definitive guide to the most exciting events at P&J Live. Whether you're seeking electrifying concerts, hilarious comedy tours, captivating theatre shows, exhilarating sports tournaments, or themed club nights, the state-of-the-art venue promises an unforgettable live experience, no matter the time of year. Stay tuned for the latest and greatest in entertainment, so that you never miss a thing!

Get ready to be blown away by the incredible lineup of events coming to P&J Live Aberdeen, an impressive £333 million event complex that opened its doors in September 2019. Developed through a collaboration between Aberdeen City Council and Henry Boot Developments, this state-of-the-art venue offers a remarkable 48,000 square meters of multi-purpose event space.

From its superior arena and hospitality boxes to its high-end restaurant, P&J Live is equipped with exceptional event spaces that have hosted a wide range of memorable experiences. From music concerts featuring renowned artists like Girls Aloud and Niall Horan to sporting events and exhibitions, there's always something exciting happening at this one-of-a-kind venue.

Whether you're looking for premium experiences or simply want to stay informed about the hottest shows, our comprehensive guide will be a go-to source for discovering the finest events at P&J Live - this weekend, today, and indeed tomorrow.

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P&J Live events in 2023



Prepare to be delighted as British ska-pop legends Madness announce their highly anticipated 'C'est La Vie' tour, kicking off in Aberdeen on 30th November. Renowned for their energetic and electric live performances, this tour promises to be a nostalgic journey through Madness' unparalleled repertoire, including beloved hits from their extensive discography, as well as new tracks from their latest album.

Joining them as special guests for the entirety of the tour are the iconic Lightning Seeds, known for their unforgettable contributions to the 1990s music scene. From the infectious rhythms of 'Life of Riley' and 'Lucky You' to the beloved anthem 'Three Lions' in collaboration with Baddiel and Skinner, Lightning Seeds will add an extra dose of magic to the already sensational atmosphere.

Don't miss your chance to experience the undeniable brilliance of Madness and Lightning Seeds live in concert at P&J Live.

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Peter Pan The Arena Spectacular

Get ready for an enchanting adventure as J.M Barrie's beloved tale, Peter Pan, comes to life in a dazzling adaptation at P&J Live in Aberdeen. Produced by Jon Conway, who led the successful Elf - The Musical arena tour last year, this "supersize spectacle" promises to be an unforgettable experience full of jaw-dropping special effects and entertainment.

With Boy George taking on the role of Hook and a cast of fifty, including stunning cirque performers, breathtaking aerial stunts, and Irish and Highland dancers, this adaptation takes the classic tale to new heights.

Add in a giant battle where the audience gets to throw cannonballs at Hook's ship, a death-defying escape from a locked water tank by rising comedy star Jordan Conway playing Peter Pan, and fabulous animated digital sets that redefine the genre, and you have an immersive experience of magic and wonderment that will captivate even the most skeptical audience members.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience taking place on 27th December at P&J Live.

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Upcoming P&J Live events in 2024



Bolesworth, Chester hosted Round 1 of the Arenacross UK tour in September, marking the beginning of a seven-round tour of the UK in January and February 2023. Reigning Champion Tommy Searle and last year's runner-up Conrad Mewse are set to return, ready to battle it out for the 2024 title.

Arenacross is not your average show - it's a heart-pumping combination of indoor Motocross racing, featuring riders as young as six years old, alongside top Pros. The show also includes the thrilling Freestyle Motocross (FMX), designed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats with an engaging and entertaining experience.

FMX takes the show to the next level as a group of talented and daring riders perform incredible tricks, one-handed, no-handed, sideways, upside-down and beyond, soaring some 60ft in the air before landing safely back down. These participants compete in year-round world tour events such as the X-Games and Red Bull X-Fighters.

Watch this fun-filled event for all the family on the 26th and 27th of January at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

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Bill Bailey

In a time where it feels like we may be drifting towards a future where humans are no longer essential and machines outperform us in many ways, it is crucial to celebrate our imperfections and embrace our flawed humanity. And who better to navigate us through this journey than Bill Bailey?

During this show, he will take you on a captivating exploration of the complex, error-ridden, and sometimes extraordinary history of human thought, showing you how it can guide us through the challenges of this new world.

Join Bill on 15th February for a captivating musical adventure through the enigmatic realms of the human mind. Along the way, he'll delve into intriguing topics such as whales, biophilia, unrequited love, and various contemplations. This immersive experience will be enhanced by the power of music, amplifying the impact and embracing the possibilities of human expression.

With Bill as your guide, embark on this unprecedented quest to understand ourselves and find our place in the ever-evolving world. Get ready to be enlightened, entertained, and inspired!

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Harlem Globetrotters World Tour

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour arrives at P&J Live on Friday 16th February. This game will take basketball to a whole new level! Your favourite Globetrotter stars will showcase their incredible basketball skills, mind-blowing athleticism, and non-stop laughter.

Don't miss the epic showdown between the Globetrotters and the Washington Generals, as the Generals try everything to defeat the world's most successful team.

As the Harlem Globetrotters approach their 100th anniversary, their impact on the global basketball scene cannot be overstated. With their artistic athleticism and unmatched moves, they bring an inclusive game day experience that is second to none. Fans in the UK are invited to join the Globetrotters for an interactive game day filled with exclusive premium offerings.

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Thank You For The Music - The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

Attention all Dancing Queens, get ready for a night to remember and express gratitude for the power of music! This sensational tribute show celebrates ABBA's chart-topping hits like never before.

With its long-standing popularity and a fresh new show for 2024, the talented all-star cast will dazzle you with iconic harmonies, vibrant costumes, and captivating performances.

Get ready for the ultimate party of the year, complete with all the ABBA classics, including 'Waterloo', 'Dancing Queen', 'Mamma Mia', and much more. Don't miss out on this unforgettable music experience, taking place on 23rd February.

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Michael Starring Ben

Experience the sensational theater production, Michael starring Ben, brought to you by renowned producer James Baker. Prepare to be swept off your feet at P&J Live on Saturday 24th February, as the UK's ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman, takes the stage. With unmatched resemblance and a flawless routine, audiences will believe they are witnessing the King of Pop himself.

Backed by an incredible live band, dazzling costumes, iconic dance moves, and the incomparable Ben, this show guarantees the most authentic and dynamic re-creation of the legendary superstar.

Michael starring Ben showcases not only Michael Jackson's greatest hits but also those of The Jackson 5. From Thriller to Beat It, Billie Jean to Man in the Mirror, and many more, the show is a powerful celebration of Michael and his timeless music.

Step into the past and relive the magic and brilliance of Michael Jackson.

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Clubland Arena Tour 2024

Don't miss your opportunity to witness dance legends perform their biggest hits in an unforgettable 3-hour, action-packed show. Relive the magic of iconic tunes in an electrifying party atmosphere and immerse yourself in the ultimate Clubland experience, bringing back those incredible memories.

Transport yourself to an era when dance music reigned supreme, radiating boundless energy and an infectious feel-good vibe. This sensational show will feature a mix of timeless floorfillers, spanning from the 90s to current chart-toppers, ensuring non-stop entertainment.

Indulge in the ultimate Clubland experience, relishing in the very best of dance music's past and present. Celebrate the timeless tunes that ignited dancefloors worldwide on 26th April.

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Premier League Darts 2024

Mark your calendars for an exhilarating evening of incredible darting action as Premier League Darts returns to Aberdeen on Thursday 2nd May. Get ready for P&J Live to host yet another memorable night of this prestigious event.

Taking place from February to May, the 2024 Premier League Darts season will unfold each Thursday night, showcasing the finest talents in the sport as they vie for the coveted title throughout the thrilling 17-week tournament.

The Premier League roadshow will make a highly anticipated stop at the beloved Aberdeen venue, promising an extraordinary night of darts in front of the passionate Scottish crowd.

Defending champion Michael van Gerwen will be back to defend his title, facing formidable rivals such as current World Champion Michael Smith and the 2023 Premier League runner-up Gerwyn Price.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable showcase of skill, strategy, and intense competition. Premier League Darts 2024 is not to be missed, as these remarkable athletes battle it out for darting supremacy.

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Michael McIntyre: Macnificent

Prepare to bust a gut laughing as Michael McIntyre returns to the stage with his latest uproarious spectacle, Macnificent! After a five-year hiatus, Michael is back, ready to turn life's chaos into comedic gold.

With four million tickets sold, Michael's stand-up tours have broken records, including the twenty-eight sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena, resulting in a key to the venue.

Louise Stewart, Interim Managing Director at P&J Live, expressed enthusiasm for Michael's upcoming appearance in Aberdeen. Michael's brand of comedy is as popular as it is unique, and the people of the North East can look forward to a side-splitting evening. Get ready to laugh until it hurts when Michael McIntyre takes the stage on 16th May 2024.

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Magic of Motown

Witnessed by over a million people since its premiere in 2005, this show has solidified its status as one of the greatest success stories in the history of British theatre.

Celebrate this sensational new production as P&J Live presents an unforgettable Motown extravaganza that will prove there truly 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. Prepare to immerse yourself in the ultimate Motown party of the year, featuring all the chart-topping hits, dazzling costumes, mesmerizing dance routines, and exceptional musicianship that will leave you in awe.

Get ready to experience the magic as you are transported back in time with a nostalgic journey down memory lane, showcasing the iconic Motown classics from tribute artists covering Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and many more.

Don't miss out on this special event that will touch your heart and move your feet, taking place on 24th May.

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Big Girls Don't Cry

Prepare for an unforgettable night as the internationally acclaimed Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons arrives at Hall C in P&J Live on Saturday 25th May 25th 2024.

This sensational band catapulted to global fame six decades ago with timeless hits like 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'December 1963 (Oh What a Night)', 'Walk Like a Man', and 'Sherry'. Join us tonight as we pay tribute to these chart-topping classics that propelled Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to superstardom in an electrifying concert extravaganza!

Led by an exceptional cast and backed by a live band, this non-stop hit machine will transport you back in time to 1963 and beyond, allowing you to revel in an enchanting evening filled with all your favourite songs.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience the magic of The Four Seasons live on stage, brought back to life in a phenomenal tribute performance that will leave you singing along and dancing in the aisles.

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Girls Aloud

In a few weeks, it will be 21 years since Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola, and Sarah won the hearts of the nation and formed the iconic pop sensation Girls Aloud on the TV show 'Popstars: The Rivals'.

To commemorate this special milestone alongside their beloved fans, Girls Aloud has announced an epic arena tour across the UK and Ireland in May and June of 2024, including a performance at Aberdeen's P&J Live on Tuesday 4th June.

The highly anticipated shows will showcase a memorable lineup of the band's chart-topping pop hits, including their Number One singles like 'Sound of the Underground', 'The Promise', and 'I'll Stand By You'. Additionally, they will captivate the audience with timeless classics like 'Love Machine', 'Call The Shots', 'Biology', 'Something New', and 'The Show'.

Rejoice in the incredible journey of Girls Aloud as they grace the stage once again, delivering an unforgettable concert experience filled with their biggest hits that have become ingrained in pop music history.

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80s Live

Prepare yourself for the ultimate 80s party experience as we bring back the highly anticipated event, 80s Live, to Hall C at P&J Live on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

Get ready to relive the magic of one of the most iconic eras in music history, where you'll be transported back in time to an unforgettable night out that you've always dreamed of. Celebrate the era of big hair, neon colors, and catchy tunes.

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Paul Smith: Pablo

As a response to tremendous demand, Paul Smith has added extra shows to his schedule and will now be performing at P&J Live from 23rd - 24th August.

Prepare yourself for a night of non-stop, rib-tickling comedy that only Smith can provide. Get ready to burst out in laughter as he takes the stage with his biggest and funniest tour show yet. The show features a delightful blend of his signature audience interaction and side-splitting real-life stories from his everyday life.

Don't miss out on the chance to experience the comic geniuses of Paul Smith as he delivers an unforgettable performance that will have you laughing in stitches all night long.

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Niall Horan

Renowned artist and global sensation, Niall Horan, has recently announced brand new UK and Ireland tour dates, bringing his highly anticipated tour, 'The Show', to P&J Live in 2024. The tour will showcase a thrilling performance of songs from all three of his widely popular solo albums, including his recent UK No.1 album, 'The Show'.

The album includes the three-times RIAA Platinum single, 'Slow Hands', and the two-times RIAA Platinum, 'This Town.' The album charted in the top 10 of 20 countries worldwide. 'Flicker' has garnered more than 8 billion global streams and has become Platinum in five countries (including the U.S.) and Gold in a further seven countries.

In 2020, Niall released his second album, 'Heartbreak Weather', which quickly topped UK's Official Albums chart and Billboard's Top Album Sales tally.

Secure your chance to witness the extraordinary talent of Niall Horan live as he takes to the stage for 'The Show' tour on 30th August, delivering an unforgettable performance that will captivate your senses and leave you craving for more.

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Les Misérables - The Arena Spectacular

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary worldwide tour of the spectacular production, Les Misérable The Arena Spectacular, starting in September 2024. This incredible show will be making its way to P&J Live from Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th October 2024.

As the beloved musical phenomenon celebrates its 39th year in London, this production will feature a breathtaking new design specifically crafted for larger venues, showcasing a cast and orchestra of over 65 talented individuals.

Experience Victor Hugo's timeless tale of shattered dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption, which serves as a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Set to a magnificent score filled with iconic songs including 'I Dreamed a Dream', 'On My Own', 'Bring Him Home', 'One Day More', and many more, this epic and uplifting story remains one of the world's most beloved musicals.

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P&J Live events in 2025


You Me at Six

Announcing their highly anticipated debut at P&J Live, Aberdeen, English rock band You Me At Six takes the stage on Thursday 15th February. Prepare to be captivated as they perform their latest music from the album 'Truth Decay' and celebrate the tenth anniversary of their album, 'Cavalier Youth', accompanied by the incredible special guests, Deaf Havana.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment, Exhibitions, and Marketing at P&J Live, expressed her excitement, stating, "After the release of their explosive eighth album, 'Truth Decay', at the beginning of 2023, the band's collection of chart-topping hits continues to grow. With their unique blend of emo-rock, You Me At Six stands out as a band like no other, and this event offers a rare opportunity to witness their unrivaled talent. Taking place in the intimate setting of Hall C, the atmosphere promises to be nothing short of electric."

Don't miss out on this unforgettable night as You Me At Six takes Aberdeen by storm, giving fans a chance to experience their latest music and revel in the timeless classics that have defined their career.

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Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

Prepare to laugh uncontrollably as the legendary Jimmy Carr announces his return to touring with his latest show, 'Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny,' hitting P&J Live on Saturday 6th December 2025.

This tour will mark Jimmy Carr's first arena tour in the UK and Ireland, as he takes the stage in front of thousands of eager fans. Taking this unparalleled experience to the next level, the show will feature special guests sure to leave you wanting more.

Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity to catch Jimmy Carr live as he brings his latest show to Aberdeen's P&J Live and leaves you laughing uncontrollably.

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