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8 June 2018

Take That to Headline Hits Radio Live

Rita Ora, Liam Payne, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, Years and Years, Sigala and Jax Jones to also perform at the massive live event coming to the Manchester Arena for the first time.


Following the launch of brand new national radio station Hits Radio, Hits Radio Live is coming to the Manchester Arena on Saturday 14th July.


The dazzling new show is bringing the biggest chart toppers to the heart of Manchester, and will offer the biggest hits from a star-studded line-up including Take That, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, Years and Years, Sigala and Jax Jones.


Take That are one of the UK’s most successful Live Acts and are renowned for their incredible live shows, having created some of the most memorable stage shows in UK music history.


The Manchester favourites also now hold the accolade of being the first artist to ever be played on the newly launched Hits Radio, broadcasting from the regions in Manchester to the rest of the UK. Greatest Day introduced the station to the UK in a spine-tingling moment introduced by the new breakfast show hosts Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson and Dave Vitty.


Speaking to the Hits Radio Breakfast Show Gary Barlow said, “It feels like a hometown gig for us, which is always really special. We love playing live, there’s nothing like it. We’ll pull out all the big ones, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Patience’ and ‘Shine’!”


Hits Radio breakfast show presenter Gemma Atkinson will be hosting the Hits Radio Live gig and said, “Take That are a Manchester institution so there is going to be no better place to see them perform live than in their home city!”


Take That are one of the UK’s most successful acts with an enviable career spanning three decades. The band had sold over 7.6 million concert tickets before the announcement of Wonderland Live, setting the record for the fastest selling tour of all time in UK history when 1.34 million tickets were snapped up for their Progress Live Tour in less than 24 hours.


In the UK alone, they have achieved seven UK Number One albums, 15 Number One singles, sold over 45 million records, won six Ivor Novellos, and eight BRIT Awards. Internationally, they have scored an incredible 54 No.1 hits and 35 No.1 albums. 


Tickets for Hits Radio Live on Saturday 14th July at the Manchester Arena go on sale at 9am on Friday 8th June click here.


For more information on Hits Radio Live go to



For Further information:

Cat Martin

Communications Director, Bauer Media

T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746363


Amelia O’Shea
Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342



About Hits Radio

Hits Radio is a brand new national digital radio station, available on DAB Digital radio, Freeview, online and via listen apps. Home to household names, including; Gethin Jones, Gemma Atkinson, and Sarah Jane Crawford, Hits Radio is the only national commercial radio station to be broadcast out of Manchester. Aimed at a family-focused audience aged 25-44, Hits Radio offers listeners an entertaining and fun escape, combined with original, authentic presenters with great, relatable banter.


Featuring a soundtrack of the biggest hits of the day alongside treasured favourites, the station is bursting with huge tunes and big personalities, with a strong sense of community at its core. Hits Radio is part of the Hits Radio Network.


About Hits Radio Network:

The Hits Radio Network reaches a family-focused national audience of 25-44 year olds. It is home to Hits Radio, a brand new national station which offers relatable and brilliant banter accompanied by the biggest hits of the day, alongside favourites from the last fifteen years. The network is also home to strong heritage brands, including Newcastle’s Metro, Birmingham‘s Free, Liverpool’s Radio City, Glasgow’s Clyde 1 and Edinburgh’s Forth 1.


About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight.  The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners.  Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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