The Courteeners announce huge Heaton Park 2023 gig as band celebrate milestone

The Courteeners have announced a huge headline gig at Manchester's Heaton Park in 2023.

The Manchester rockers will take over the famed park for an epic homecoming gig on Friday June 9th next year as they celebrate 15 years since the release of St Jude, their debut album.

It will be the third time the indie veterans have wowed crowds at Heaton Park following sold-out nights in 2015 and 2019, so a Heaton hat-trick is the perfect way to mark the milestone moment in their career.

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The epic show will see the band play their seminal St Jude album in full – a record which has since become a modern indie classic with anthems like Not Nineteen Forever, Cavorting and What Took You So Long?

Singer Liam Fray was thrilled to announce the show and promised fans a night they'd never forget, with the boys playing St Jude in full as well as their stacks of other hits.

Liam said: "They grow up so fast. Can’t believe our darling St. Jude is 15 next year. Think it’s time for a celebration and we all know that great things come in threes….The Star Wars Trilogy, Sooty, Sweep & Soo and now, here we are, with the third instalment of ‘Courteeners at Heaton Park’.

"June 2015. June 2019 and now June 2023 …

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"This time, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its release we’ll be playing ST. JUDE (in full) PLUS (of course) THE HITS. I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than to make the pilgrimage to Heaton Park with like-minded souls and lose ourselves like it’s 2008. And, because we’re good like that, we’ve remastered the original album …


Full General Release Tickets for Courteeners at Heaton Park go on-sale from 9am on Friday 2nd September. After selling out the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in 2021 to over 50,000 fans in just 90 minutes, high demand is expected – and fans are encouraged to snap up their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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The Heaton Park in 2023 is just one of many celebrations in store for ‘St Jude’, with news today of a special remastered edition of the album also announced.

Set for release on January 13th 2023, the collection will see the album remastered in full in a range of different editions – incorporating fan favourite B-sides, acoustic versions and more across collectible formats.

Tickets for the June 9, 2023 gig at Heaton Park will go on sale from 9am on Friday, September 2. Ticket sales updates will be at the Courteeners website here.

For further information on the special remastered editions of ‘St Jude’ and to pre-order your copy now, head to the official Courteeners website:

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