The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is an entertainment complex holding up to 8,500 spectators and is situated on the east side of Bridge of Don, near the Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Golf Clubs. It has been host to the likes of Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Girls Aloud and Westlife.
The AECC was opened in 1985 by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and its primary purpose was to host the biennial Offshore Europe Show. The AECC was subject to an £18 million development programme in 2003 and was officially reopened by The Princess Royal on 15 April.
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre [ view map ]
Bridge of Don
Box Office: 08444 77 9000 | General Enquiries: 01224 824824
Owned by the NEC Group, the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham was opened in 1991. At the time, it was the largest UK indoor arena of its type. Its current capacity is up to 15,800 with standing area.
As well as music concerts and comedy gigs, the venue has also been used to host the Gladiators TV show, Davis Cup tennis matches and WWE wrestling bouts, among other events. It remains as one of the UK’s most versatile venues.
In December 2014 the National Indoor Arena was re-launched as the Barclaycard Arena following a new sponsorship agreement.
Barclaycard Arena [ view map ]
King Edwards Road
Box Office: 0844 338 8000 | General Enquiries: 0121 780 4141
The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a multi-purpose venue that hosts conferences, exhibitions, leisure and entertainment events. Following a series of large redevelopment programmes the BIC now boasts a total of 4 auditoria, with the largest (Windsor Hall) having a capacity of 6,500. The Bournemouth International Centre is the largest venue of its kind on the South Coast.
The Bournemouth International Centre is often used to host party political conferences and trade union conferences. Big name acts that have performed at the BIC include Oasis, 50 Cent, Rihanna, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics and Lady Gaga among others.
Bournemouth International Centre [ view map ]
Box Office: 0844 576 3000
Situated in the heart of Nottingham city centre and with a capacity of 10,000, Capital FM Arena hosts the biggest names in live music, comedy and sports. There are some great shows and events coming up at the East Midlands’ premier entertainment venue including Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran, Bryan Adams and Status Quo to name but a few, plus, comedians Lee Evans, Russell Howard and John Bishop are on the bill for 2014.
The Arena is a multi-functional venue and an inspirational setting, and with an expert on-site Event Management Team who have worked with international artists and superstars including; Lady Gaga, Elton John and the Dalai Lama, you can be confident that your event is in safe hands.
Capital FM Arena [ view map ]
The Lace Market
Box Office: 0843 373 3000
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, formerly known as the Cardiff International Arena or CIA, has been welcoming the world’s biggest acts from far and wide since it first opened in 1993. With a capacity of 7,500 the venue is quite compact, but it remains a popular fixture with artists and fans alike. As well as being a successful music concert venue, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena has also played host to comedy acts, ice skating exhibitions, wrestling bouts and business events.
In March 2011 Derby-based car supermarket Motorpoint bought the naming rights for the Cardiff International Arena. As a result, the venue will be known as the Motorpoint Arena for the next five years.
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena [ view map ]
Mary Ann Street
Box Office: 029 2022 4488 | General Enquiries: 029 2023 4500