Coldplay 2023 tour tickets: how to get a ticket to Cardiff and Manchester Etihad Stadium concerts - UK dates

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Coldplay are bringing their Music Of The Spheres world tour to Manchester this week.

The band, who played a spectacular run of shows at London’s Wembley Stadium last year, will take to the stage again in Manchester and Cardiff in June. Their tour is being promoted as being as “sustainable as possible”, powered with rechargeable batteries fuelled by renewable sources.

After fans rushed out to get their hands on tickets, the band added more shows in Manchester and Cardiff in a bid to keep up with demand. First announced in 2021, the Music Of The Spheres world tour kicked off in Costa Rica in March last year and will come to an end in Malaysia in November.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get your hands on Coldplay tickets.

Coldplay will play shows in London and Glasgow in 2022Coldplay will play shows in London and Glasgow in 2022
Coldplay will play shows in London and Glasgow in 2022

How to book Coldplay tickets

Tickets for the new UK and European shows go on sale today.

Tickets can be purchased from 10am on Thursday 25 August and can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

Full ticket details can be found on the Coldplay website.

Our sister website ManchesterWorld has a break-down of all the information you need to know about the shows at the Etihad Stadium.

Remaining Coldplay tour dates in full

JUNE 2023

  • 1 - Etihad Stadium - Manchester, UK
  • 3 - Etihad Stadium - Manchester, UK
  • 4 - Etihad Stadium - Manchester, UK
  • 6 - Principality Stadium - Cardiff, UK
  • 7 - Principality Stadium - Cardiff, UK
  • 21 - Stadio Diego Armando Maradona - Naples, ITALY
  • 25 - Stadio San Siro - Milan, ITALY
  • 26 - Stadio San Siro - Milan, ITALY

JULY 2023

  • 1 - Stadion Letzigrund - Zurich, SWITZERLAND
  • 5 - Parken - Copenhagen, DENMARK
  • 6 - Parken - Copenhagen, DENMARK
  • 8 - Ullevi - Gothenburg, SWEDEN
  • 9 - Ullevi - Gothenburg, SWEDEN
  • 15 - Johan Cruijff ArenA - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
  • 16 - Johan Cruijff ArenA - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

What is the setlist for the UK tour?

Coldplay have kick started the latest run of UK shows with a concert at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, on Wednesday, 31 May. During the show the band played 23 songs during the set.

How long are Coldplay’s concerts?

Coldplay will be on stage in Manchester and Cardiff for around 2 hours. The doors will open at 5pm and there will be two support acts.

Who are the support acts?

Coldplay will be joined by Chvrches for the concerts in Manchester and Cardiff - the second opening act will vary depending on the show.

Have special guests joined Coldplay?

Rapper Aitch took to the stage and performed two songs with Coldplay during the band’s second show at the Etihad Stadium on 1 June.

What Coldplay have said about the tour

Ahead of the COP26 summit, the band’s ambition is to make their concerts more environmentally friendly and to have one of the greenest tours in history.

The band wrote on Twitter: “Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band.

“We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together.

“At the same time, we’re very conscious that the planet is facing a climate crisis.

“So we’ve spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible, and, just as importantly, to harness the tour’s potential to push things forward.

“We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn.

“It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far.

“If you’d like to come to a show and sing with us, we’re so excited to see you.”

How will the tour be more sustainable?

Chris Martin first revealed in 2019 that they would not launch a globe-trotting tour for their previous album Everyday Life because of environmental concerns.

This time their global tour will be supported by a “show battery”, supplied by BMW, which will be recharged using solar power and generators powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil.

Fans will also be able to generate electricity for the concert through a kinetic stadium floor and power bikes.

Martin said: “We’re proud to partner with BMW to create the world’s first tourable, rechargeable show battery – which will allow us to power our concerts almost entirely from clean, renewable energy.”


These alternatives will replace the usual diesel and petrol generators, which will reduce the carbon footprint of the concerts.

BMW spokesman Jens Thiemer said: “A common awareness of sustainability has led during recent years to an intensive, creative co-creation process between BMW and Coldplay.

“The campaign song Higher Power, marking the launch of our all-electric models BMW iX and BMW i4, as well as Coldplay’s performance at BMW’s virtual world of JOYTOPIA during the IAA Mobility, were the first major highlights of our successful co-operation.

“With the use of second-life batteries from BMW i3 vehicles we are now helping Coldplay’s world tour become even more sustainable.”

Coldplay released their ninth album, Music Of The Spheres, on Friday, 15 October.