Courteeners Announce HUGE Homecoming Gig at Manchester’s Heaton Park

Courteeners have announced details of a landmark headline show at Manchester’s famed Heaton Park to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their seminal debut album ‘St Jude’.

By Emma Davidson | 30 August 2022

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Ready to define yet another unforgettable summer, Courteeners are returning to Manchester on Friday 9th June 2023 to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album ‘St Jude’ in the city where it all began. 

A trailblazing force in modern guitar music, Courteeners live and breathe for the grandest stages. Across six studio albums, countless momentous nights in the biggest venues in the country, era-defining shows and festival headline turns – they’ve become one of the UK’s biggest bands. 

Led by the tales and voice of Liam Fray, their anthems are woven into the fabric of modern life and after headlining festivals such as Neighbourhood Weekender and Y Not Festival in 2022, as well as selling over 100,000 tickets last year alone, they return to Manchester in 2023 for a very special night marking where it all began. 

Released in 2008, ‘St Jude’ launched Courteeners into the wider public consciousness – sitting as an iconic album that soundtracked 00s Britain in a way few others could. Produced by the legendary Stephen Street, the album spawned Top 40 anthems such as ‘Not Nineteen Forever’, ‘What Took You So Long?’ and ‘No You Didn’t, No You Don’t’ as well as beloved classics such as ‘Cavorting’, ‘Please Don’t’ and ‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’ amongst others. Storming into the Top 5 of the UK Album Charts and scooping the Guardian First Album Award, its place in the hearts of fans has stood tall nearly 15 years later. 

Image: Michael Clement

Image: Michael Clement

In what will be the band’s third headline appearance at Heaton Park following sold-out nights in 2015 and 2019, Courteeners will bring a special celebration of ‘St Jude’ 15 years on – playing the album in full alongside their greatest hits from a career that continues to see them rise and rise as one of the most important guitar bands of recent times. 

Full General Release Tickets for Courteeners at Heaton Park go on-sale from 9am this Friday (2nd September). 

After selling out the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in 2021 to over 50,000 fans in just 90 minutes, high demand is expected – and fans are encouraged to snap up their tickets early to avoid disappointment.


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