Coventry’s Ricoh Arena is preparing for one the busiest months in its history this summer, with a packed lineup in June.
The venue will see up to 200,000 pass through its turnstiles over a three week period, beginning with the Spice Girls Spice World 2019 UK Tour on Monday 3 June. This event was so popular that organisers added an additional date on Tuesday 4 June.
Following this is two-day music festival Soundscape Weekender- headlined by David Guetta – which runs from Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 June. Years and years and Clean Bandit have also been announced for the festival.
One of the world’s biggest live motorsport events, Monster Jam, is also coming to the venue on 8 June. The event, pictured above, will feature stunts and action involving stylised monster trucks.
Nick Eastwood, chief executive for Ricoh Arena and Wasps, said: “We’ve had big gigs in the past, but never such a busy and varied programme, which just shows that Ricoh Arena is now one of the jewels in the UK’s live entertainment crown.
“This venue has proven its capability of creating some magical musical moments to rival the sporting occasions, but the challenge for us is to create more of those on a frequent basis every year, so we are delighted with what we currently have lined up for June.
“It will bring people to the city and region in unprecedented numbers and that is not only good for us, but the area’s economy. Hotels, pubs, restaurants and taxi firms will all flourish as a result of these events.”