Manic Street Preachers will headline the 2024 Trentham Live four day event on Saturday 17 August - Trentham Estate
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Manic Street Preachers will headline the 2024 Trentham Live four day event on Saturday 17 August

Set in a unique lakeside setting, the band will be returning to the Trentham Estate for the first time since 1998.

Manic Street Preachers are one of the most influential and iconic rock bands to have come out of Wales. Formed in Blackwood they have gone on to release 14 studio albums and have headlined countless festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Reading & Leeds. They have won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards and were also nominated for the Mercury Prize and the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Their first album ‘Generation Terrorists’ released in February 1992 was a hugely ambitious debut, establishing them as unique artists, combining classic rock riffs with the attitude of pop and punk and lyrically setting themselves head and shoulders above their contemporaries. Throughout the years they have collected fans from all over the world, maturing and changing musically whilst always keeping the classic Manics sound. At their live shows early tracks such as ‘You Love Us’ and ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ comfortably sit alongside huge chart hits such as the No. 1 single ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’ and other tracks such as  ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’ and ‘Design For Life’ alongside newer songs such as ‘Orwellian’ and ‘The Secret He Had Missed’, both taken from their most recent album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ which reached No. 1 in the UK Album Charts in September 2021.

Trentham Live 2024

Trentham Live has established itself as a Summer event on the UK festival calendar, drawing music enthusiasts from far and wide, promising a memorable weekend for music lovers of all ages.

“We are delighted to bring Manic Street Preachers to The Trentham Estate headlining our Saturday night for Trentham Live 2024,” said Head of Events Kerrie Pope. “It’s going to be a weekend of music and memories that will last a lifetime. Tickets start at £60 for Manic Street Preachers ensuring pocket friendly pricing for a great night out.”

Manic Street Preachers will make a huge return to Trentham in 2024, having performed at the Trentham Hall on 21 September 1998. Trentham are offering the first 14 people who can prove that they were in attendance at the 1998 concert to get their tickets for the original 1998 ticket price of just £14! Submit your photos, ticket stub or merchandise from the concert here:  (T&Cs available on

The event is now hailed as a firm family favourite in the event calendar, with a growing number of families choosing it as their first live music experience with young children along with a great selection of food vendors.

Tickets for Trentham Live 2024 – Manic Street Preachers show are available on General Sale from Monday 26 February at 10:00am from –  and      

Tickets are available for Trentham members on a pre-sale from Friday 23 February at 10:00am.  

Stay tuned for the final headline act for Thursday, to be revealed very soon!