Castlefield Bowl

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Castlefield Bowl
Castlefield Bowl.jpg
View of seating at the venue (c. 2010)
Former namesCastlefield Events Arena (1993-96)
Castlefield Arena (1996-2016)
Address101 Liverpool Rd
Manchester M3 4JN
OwnerCity of Manchester

The Castlefield Bowl (originally the Castlefield Events Arena and formerly the Castlefield Arena) is an outdoor events pavilion in the inner city conservation area of Castlefield in Manchester in North West England. The arena is often used for food festivals and music gigs.

The arena has played host to New Order, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bloc Party, The Strypes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Noel Gallagher and The Courteeners.

In 2010, the arena was used as a Hyundai fan park showing all football matches from the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In 2017, it played host to the city's 'Sounds Of The City' series of shows. Artists to perform included Arcade Fire, Blossoms, James, The Verve and Blink 182.[1] Shed Seven, Hacienda Classical, Rag'n'Bone Man, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, and The Levellers played in 2018.[2]

The National, Kylie Minogue and Bloc Party performed there in July 2019. The next Sounds of the City 2021 will feature Crowded House, Foals, Lewis Capaldi, The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, DMA's and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott.


  1. ^ "Sounds of the City". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Hacienda Classical at Manchester Castlefield Bowl". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 July 2018.