Vote to Play
Music is in our DNA. Our city is intrinsically linked with music and talent as Manchester's rich heritage is firmly rooted in the music it's produced for generations. Manchester is a city where stars are born, but none of it would be possible without grassroots musicians.
Grassroot artists are vital to music ecology, without them, music wouldn't develop, and upcoming talent wouldn't get the support they need to thrive. It's typically at smaller, independent music venues where many grassroots musicians hone their craft, but we believe it's time Manchester's musicians got an upgrade...
Vote to Play is our free to enter ballot that gives budding musicians the chance to gain vital experience of live performance on the iconic AO Arena stage. Our hallowed arena has been home to the performances of the world's biggest acts - you could be next.
As a cornerstone in Manchester's musical history, we've beeen committed to supporting Manchester's local talent for the last 30 years. Enter today for a once in a lifetime chance to etch yourself on the fabric of Manchester. Good luck!