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Two more acts announced for Swansea’s new Arena

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Comedian John Bishop and Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse are the latest big names announced to play Swansea’s new arena.

John Bishop’s eighth stand-up comedy touring show ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is coming to the arena on Tuesday, March 15 2022.

Can’t wait until next year? John, will be appearing at the city’s very own Grand Theatre on Saturday 13 November as part of a warm-up for the comedy tour.

Strictly Come Dancing pro and reigning glitter-ball champion Oti Mabuse will be bringing her ‘I Am Here’ show to Swansea Arena on Friday 24 June 2022. Promising some of Oti’s signature South African flavour to jives and sambas it will be “an explosive night of dance and music that will set your heart racing”.

Artist’s impression of interior of new Arena (Image: Swansea Council)

Six acts have now been announced at the 3,500 seat state-of-the-art venue.

Last week tickets for performances by veteran rocker Alice Cooper, Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe Diversity and comedian’s Katherine Ryan and Rob Brydon were released.

The venue’s high profile opening headline music act is yet to be revealed.

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Swansea Arena is expected to host up to 200 performances across music, comedy, esports, sport and conference events for an estimated 230,000 visitors each year.

The arena forms part of the £135m Copr Bay development which also includes new independent restaurants, city centre apartments, a 1.1-acre coastal park, two new multi-storey car parks, and a new ‘gateway’ landmark pedestrian and cyclist bridge over Oystermouth Road.

Tickets for John Bishop and Oti Mabuse go on sale on Friday 1 October at 10am. Pre-sale tickets are available on Wednesday 29 September. Visit Swansea-arena.co.uk for details.

(Lead images: ATG / Swansea Arena)

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