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29 June 2018

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to play intimate hometown Manchester gig

Absolute Radio is set to create yet another moment in music history by bringing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to Manchester for a hometown gig to remember.

Noel will perform at the iconic 1,500 capacity O2 Ritz venue for the first time in his career. The show, on the 18th July will also be one of the smallest and most intimate performances of his world tour.

The gig was announced on Dave Berry’s Breakfast Show this morning, where it was revealed that tickets will be available from, as well as up for grabs via competitions on Absolute Radio.  

Speaking about the upcoming gig, Dave Berry said “When Absolute Radio asked Noel to play a gig in Manchester, he jumped at the chance. Not only does he get to play in front of a home crowd, but it means he can also pop in for a tea at his Mum’s. It’s a win, win.”

‘Who Built the Moon?’, the third album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, was released in November 2017 on Sour Mash Records and debuted at Number 1, achieving gold certification in less than two weeks after its release – making it a hat trick of Number 1 solo records following 2011’s eponymous album and 2015’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’. This is also a record-breaking 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album for Noel – no other act has a perfect streak of Number 1 studio albums as long as Noel.

Absolute Radio is all about the biggest guests and greatest gigs, with this event following an exclusive Rag ‘n’ Bone Man show at the Birmingham Town Hall earlier this February. For the best music, hilarious podcasts and insightful video guest interviews, head to



Ticket information

Tickets, limited to two per person, will be available exclusively to purchase  from To purchase fans need to register at before 5.00pm on Tuesday the 3rd July. Registered applicants will receive a special code and can then buy tickets from 10.00am on Wednesday July 4th. Lead purchasers name will be printed on the ticket and photo ID will be required for entry to venue. Ticket holders must be 14 or over. 

A selection of tickets will be available to win from Absolute Radio – listen to be in with a chance.

About Absolute Radio:

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford, and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.

Listen to Absolute Radio on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, 105.2FM in the West Midlands, nationally on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app digital TV or voice-activated device. For more information log on to

For further press information, please contact:


Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363


Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342

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