Priority access with O2 and VIP Visit to the artist dressing room at Apollo Manchester

Hello hello my fashionistas! I’m so exited to write this post and share my fantastic day that I had with O2 Team last week . As a musician I couldn’t wish for more – this event was just perfect for me. I was incredibly lucky to be invited to our Manchester O2 Apollo  to make a tour and visit artist dressing room, let alone a make up makeover with a celebrity make up artist Gemma Aldous  who worked with almost everyone in music/fashion industry and yes, Gemma did make up to my idol – Debbie Harry!!

We started our tour by learning that the Apollo used to be a beautiful Art Deco cinema which opened its doors on the 29th of August of 1938 and  by the 1977 it was taken over by the independent operator and began to stage concerts. Since then this outstanding building saw thousands of famous bands and music artists and is now one of the most prestigious and desirable venues for any musician to play.

In 2010 it was rebranded as the O2 Apollo Manchester. With a fantastic exclusive offer for O2 Priority customers you can buy gig tickets for your favourite bands 48 hours before they are released to everyone and have access to an amazing Priority room before the concert where you and your friends can enjoy a drink or two (see the picture below). Also your coat or jacket will be safe in O2 Priority free cloak room and, needless to say, all those annoying queues become a thing of the past! If you are an O2 customer every single gig you attend will be an unforgettable event with a service you were never provided before.

I spent my day in a true VIP style – had some gorgeous food and my makeup done in the artist dressing room, visited the Green room where star entourage eat, drink and relax, and, of course, walked the famous steps to the stage that all my favourite artists did when they played their gigs here : Joy Division, New Order, Blondie, David Bowie, Tory Amos just to name a few

I think it’s a fantastic idea from O2 to offer all these privileges to their customers, now I am seriously thinking of switching to O2 from my current not-so-generous network provider:)
Thank you for reading, see you soon!

With lovely fellow bloggers Laura

And Sarah

O2 Customers priority room where you can have a drink before the gig with your friends 

Main artist dressing room 

My idol Blondie played here  sold out gig 

How can I not mention the greatest band that come out of Manchester New Order also Sold Out gig 

Don’t forget to check out  O2 Priority app

Irena D 



  1. June 2, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Very cool blog post!!! I enjoyed reading it

  2. June 3, 2014 / 7:26 am

    I love going to gigs and this is the reason why I will move to Manchester. You look gr8 x


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