Arena ready for another successful year
2010 has been yet another exciting and successful year for the newly named Motorpoint Arena (formerly Sheffield Arena), with the usual high profile mix of national and international events.
2010 saw the Arena launch Arena Ticket Shop – a one stop ticketing shop for all local and regionally ticketed events giving local venues the opportunity to put their shows infront of the Arena’s customers. And of course the 5 year naming rights deal with Motorpoint, the UK’s leading car supermarket, who made a seven figure investment into the city to rename the venue in August 2010.
This year the Arena saw Peter Kay make his Motorpoint Arena debut, playing 5 sell out shows in November and he will be back for a further three shows in January 2011, host TV favourites Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing On Ice, The X-Factor Live Tour & Britian’s Got Talent Live and the critically acclaimed Doctor Who Live and Star Wars In Concert shows. Not forgetting the sell-out shows that rocked the Arena including Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, Rihanna, Simply Red, JLS and Kings Of Leon.
2011 is already promising to be another bumber year, even at this early stage there is an exciting line-up of acts already confirmed and many many more to be added. 2011 is already looking like the year of comedy with a record breaking number of comedy acts set to appear, attracting more than 130,000 comedy fans through the doors to see Peter Kay, Russell Howard, John Bishop, Lee Evans, Alan Carr & Jason Manford.
Some of the 2011 highlights include: Usher, The X Factor Live Tour, Justin Bieber, the return of International Show Jumping with the Yorkshire International Show Jumping Event, Batman Live, Rihanna & Katy Perry.
Due to the phenomenal demand and the sell out of his first OMG UK tour dates, the multi-Platinum selling recording artist Usher has added a second leg of 4 Arena dates in February 2011. Tickets for the Sheffield date on Wednesday 23rd February are priced £40 & £45.
The TV show may be over but fans of the show can get their X Factor fix when the Live Tour comes to Sheffield for 2 shows on the 1st & 2nd March 2011. Representing the boys will be X Factor winner Matt, along with Aiden, Paije and One Direction, Mary and Wagner will be showing the whippersnappers how it’s done and runner up Rebecca, Katie and Cher will be bringing a touch of girly glamour to proceedings. The X Factor Live Tour will be here on 1st & 2nd March priced, £32.50.
The unstoppable global phenomenon Justin Bieber is set to hit UK shores with his ‘My World Tour’, this will be the first time the 16-year old singing sensation has toured the UK and he will be stopping off at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on Wednesday 23rd March. Bieber fever is well and truly on its way! Tickets are priced £29.50 & £35.
Some of the UK’s most talented entertainers will be visiting the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield next year to take part in the Yorkshire International Showjumping Event from 22nd – 24th April. Offering more than £143,000 in rider prize-money during the three days of the show from Amateur Championship, National Championships and International Classes including Puissance on Saturday Evening and Grand Prix on Sunday Evening. Tickets are priced £20.
BATMAN LIVE – a unique action-packed live show – will tour arenas for the first time ever across the UK and Europe, beginning in summer 2011. Opening in the UK in July 2011, BATMAN LIVE will be playing 8 shows in Sheffield from the 10th to the 14th August. Tickets for the Sheffield shows are priced £20, £30 & £35, with a limited number of premium Gotham City seats available at £45.
Rihanna will stop off in 6 cities across the country as part of her brand new ‘Loud’ Tour and will show case all the star’s hits including her brand new mega-hit singles ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ and ‘What’s My Name’ from her new album ‘Loud’. She hits Sheffield on the 29th November. Tickets are priced £39.50 & £46.
Katy Perry only recently announced her 'California Dreams Tour'. Demand has been so overwhelming that the tour has swiftly sold out. As a result, Katy has scheduled a second leg for the latter half of 2011 including a date at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on Wednesday 12th October. Tickets are priced £27.50.
Watch this space for more events announcements. Meanwhile, here's the full list of upcoming events at the Motorpoint Arena:
Wednesday 5th January 2011 JLS £31.67, £25.54, 7.30pm
Saturday 8th January Indoor Motorcycle Trials £32.50 & £22.50, 7pm
Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour £55, £42.50, £35, 7.30pm
Friday 28th January JLS £31.67, £25.54, 7.30pm
Thursday 17th February Russell Howard £25, 8pm
Saturday 19th February John Bishop £25, 8pm
Wednesday 23rd February Usher £45, £40, 7.30pm
Sunday 27th February Boyzone £35.50, 7.30pm
Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd March The X Factor Live Tour £32.50, 7.30pm
Fri 11th-Sun 13th March ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships Adult £8, Concession £5, Fri & Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm
Friday 18th March McFly, £28.50, £14, 7.30pm
Saturday 19th March Elbow £27.50, 7.30pm
Fri-Sun 25-27 March Disney on Ice presents Disneyland Adventures, Various ticket prices & performance times
Mon 28th & Tues 29th March Westlife £40.50, 7.30pm
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April Torvill & Dean’s Dancing On Ice The Tour £67.50-£32.50, Family Ticket £125 & £90 (limited availability), Senior Citizens half price on matinee performances
Thursday 14th April Premier League Darts £30 & £20, 7pm
Fri 22nd- Sun 24th April Yorkshire International Showjumping Event £20, 12.55pm, 1.30pm & 1.40pm
Thursday 28th April Harlem Globetrotters £45, £25, £19 & £12.50
Monday 16th May Rush featuring the legendary Moving Pictures in it's Entirety £45-£75, 7.30pm
Friday 20th May John Bishop £25, 8pm
Thursday 30th June Here & Now 10th Anniversary Tour 2001 feat. Boy George,Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure, A Flock of Seaguls, Pepsi & Shirlie £36.50, 7.30pm
Saturday 9th July Northern Lights – A Showcase of Scouting in the North East £12.50, 1pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 7th July Blink182 plus You Me At Six £32.50, 7.30pm
Sunday 24th July Iron Maiden £37.50 7.30pm
Weds 10th – Sun 14th August Batman Live World Arena Tour £20 – £45, times vary
Thurs 6th – Sun 9th October Lee Evans £30, 8pm
Wednesday 12th October Katy Perry, £27.50, 7.30pm
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October Alan Carr £30, 8pm
Wednesday 19th October Jason Manford £25, 8pm
Saturday 19th November Rihanna, £39.50 & £46 7.30pm