FOLLOWING last month’s attack on Manchester Arena, staff are working towards re-opening it in early September.

The Arena's management intends to honour its existing summer events and is working with its promoters to find suitable alternative venues.

A statement on the Arena's website explains, "the damage caused to the main public area outside of the arena has left us with no other option than to remain closed until September".

The statement adds: "We would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers and friends for their continued support and patience during this time and our ongoing thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by the May 22 atrocity."

If you have tickets to an event during this period, more information about arrangements can be found on their website

Affected events: 

Take That on May 25, 26 & 27. Instead of these events one larger event on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium will take place. 

KISS on  May 30 2017. KISS cancelled their appearance and ticketholders are being refunded. 

WWE Presents NXT Live! on June 6. This was cancelled and ticketholders refunded. Free tickets have been offered to the next NXT event in Leeds. WWE returns to the Arena on Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7. 

Vitality Netball Superleague: The Final Four on June 10 & 11. This was moved to the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Ticketholders were asked if they wanted a refund or to attend in Birmingham. 

Kings of Leon on June 9. This was cancelled and a full refund offered. 

Nashville in Concert on June 17. This has been moved to Manchester’s O2 Apollo, across a matinee and evening performance. Fans were given a refund and were able to rebook 48 hours before general sale. 

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow on June 22. This has been cancelled. 

Celine Dion on June 25 & August 1. Ticketholders are advised to hold on to their tickets while plans are rearranged for these performances. 

Radiohead on July 4 & 5. This has been rearranged and Radiohead will play the Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday, July 4. Extra tickets will be available from tomorrow at 10am from

Linkin Park on July 7. Cancelled as no comparable venues were available at the time. 

Blink-182 on July 14. The band will now play Manchester Castlefield Bowl on that date. Ticketholders will be contacted regarding a refund as their tickets will NOT be valid for the new venue. 

Key103 Live on July 15. Cancelled, tickets will be valid for the show's return in November 9 or a refund can be arranged. 

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue on August 19 & 20. Organisers are looking to rearrange this event.

BROS on August 22. Ticketholders are advised to look out for an email regarding a refund.