170,000 Tickets Sold For Summer: Piece Hall UK Sets Box Office Record

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Scene from last year’s concert series at The Piece Hall. (Picture courtesy Cuffe and Taylor)

This year’s summer concert series at The Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, has sold more than 170,000 tickets at the box office, which marks a new record, according to promoters Cuffe and Taylor (Live Nation), and The Piece Hall Trust.

A total of 34 concerts are scheduled to take place at the historic venue between June 7, when the legendary Blondie will kick things off, and Aug. 26, when Cian Ducrot will close things out.

In-between, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Loyle Carner, Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, Korn, Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim, Bryan Adams, and more are all set to take the stage. At 6,000 maximum capacity each night, promoters state the concert series “is well on its way to a 200,000 sell-out.”

“Outside of events in London and the south coast, only Glastonbury and Liverpool’s Anfield stadium will welcome more gig goers to outdoor shows in England between June and August – confirming The Piece Hall as one of the nation’s leading live music venues,” the statement continues.

The current ticket sales count has already smashed last year’s box office record of 125,000 tickets.

See: The Piece Hall UK Sells More Than 100,000 Tickets With Cuffe And Taylor

Peter Taylor, co-founder of Cuffe and Taylor, commented, “TK Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall continues to go from strength to strength and this summer is going to be simply sensational. To have already sold in excess of 170,000 tickets – smashing the previous box office record by almost 50,000 tickets – cements The Piece Hall’s growing reputation as one of the UK’s best outdoor venues, one that is loved equally by audiences and artists.

“The series has grown from half a dozen shows just a few years ago to 34 this year. With attendance figures set to eclipse virtually every concert series and major festival in the UK – and with a rich and diverse programme of shows – The Piece Hall is truly one hottest tickets of the summer.”

Nicky Chance-Thompson MBE DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Charitable Trust, added, “I can’t wait to welcome so many iconic artists to our unique heritage site for the first time and welcome back some performers who loved it so much the first time they simply had to come and play here again!”

Piece Hall In Halifax Reopens After £20m Restoration
A general view of the restored Piece Hall after its re-opening on August 2, 2017 in Halifax, England. The Piece Hall is the only surviving 18th Century cloth trading hall in the UK and has re-opened after a £19m restoration. The Piece Hall first opened in 1779 to trade cloth produced in Halifax. The Georgian building was a highly visible statement of the great wealth, pride and ambition of the cloth manufacturers in Yorkshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The Grade 1 listed Piece Hall originally opened in 1779 to trade cloth produced by Yorkshire’s famous woollen mills, and is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world.

Today, it is a contemporary cultural, heritage, and live entertainment destination, that has welcomed more than 14 million visitors through its historic gates since it re-opened in 2017.

Cuffe and Taylor entered into a co-promoter partnership with The Piece Hall Trust in 2022. It complements the company’s portfolio of scenic outdoor venues, which also include Lytham Festival, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Cardiff Castle, the Forest Live series of concerts across the UK, and more.

TK Maxx came on board as sponsor of the concert series for the first time this year.

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