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  • Deezer has been named as the official streaming partner for Manchester Arena

    Oct 23rd, 2018

    Manchester Arena, the SMG Europe flagship venue, is proud to improve the concert going experience for millions of people through an exciting industry-first partnership with Deezer, the world’s most personal music streaming company. Visitors will now be able to get… Read more…

  • Van Morrison opens Bonus Arena

    Aug 31st, 2018

    Van Morrison officially opens Bonus Arena, Hull Van Morrison officially opened the Bonus Arena, Hull with a sold-out show. The singer/songwriter’s performance last Thursday saw the musician perform two encores at the conclusion of his 95-minute set. John Sharkey, SMG… Read more…

  • SMG returns to Ticketmaster

    May 1st, 2018

    SMG announces return to Ticketmaster   SMG Europe and Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, have announced  that SMG’s UK venues have signed an agreement to once again make Ticketmaster their official ticketing partner from later this month.   SMG… Read more…

  • first direct Arena wins award

    Apr 5th, 2018

    first direct bank & first direct arena – Winners of the Naming Rights Sponsorship category at the 24th UK Sponsorship Awards   first direct bank and its sponsorship of the SMG venue the first direct arena in Leeds , entered… Read more…

  • Manchester Arena fundraising

    Dec 8th, 2017

    Manchester Arena benefit concert raises over £270,000 for city’s Memorial Fund We Are Manchester, September’s benefit concert staged by Manchester Arena, has raised over £270,000 for the Manchester Memorial Fund The 9 September charity event, headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High… Read more…

  • SMG appoints MD for AECC

    Nov 19th, 2017

    SMG Europe appoints former NEC Group MD to lead AECC Aberdeen   SMG Europe have announced the appointment of Nick Waight as Managing Director of AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre) ahead of its move to a new purpose-built home… Read more…

  • Hull Venue management team announced

    Oct 26th, 2017

    SMG Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Harris as General Manager for the new Hull Venue, due to open late summer 2018. As part of SMG’s expanding portfolio in the north of England, Dan will now oversee… Read more…

  • A message from SMG regarding Manchester Arena

    May 23rd, 2017

    A message from SMG regarding Manchester Arena   On Monday evening, an incident occurred in a public space outside of Manchester Arena as attendees were exiting the Ariana Grande concert. Arena management continue to assist officials in their investigation. Any… Read more…

  • first direct extends sponsorship of Leeds Arena

    Mar 15th, 2017

    first direct extends relationship with Arena in Leeds   first direct has confirmed it will extend its naming sponsorship of Leeds’ iconic arena for a further five years. The 13,000 seat venue which opened in July 2013 will now continue to… Read more…

  • SMG Europe announces double appointment

    Jan 24th, 2017

    SMG Europe announces double appointment to UK arena portfolio   SMG Europe is pleased to announce the double appointment of Jen Mitchell as General Manager of Leeds’ first direct arena and Ailsa Oliver as General Manager of Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. Jen joins the SMG Europe… Read more…

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