Steps are set to perform at an intimate gig in Manchester next month, as part of Radio 2 Live.

The iconic pop group, which rose to fame in the 90s, said it will be their first live performance in front of an audience in over three years- and you can be part of it.

The announcement came on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning (28 July).

Zoe Ball revealed that Steps, comprising of Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins, will be performing in central Manchester on Tuesday 10th August.

However, it will only be a small gig in front of a limited number of fans and to get tickets, you will have to enter a ballot.

Steps said: “We are beyond excited to be performing for Radio 2 Live in Manchester.

“It will be our first live performance in front of an audience in over three years and we cannot wait.

“It’ll be a great chance to play some of our latest singles and Steps classics and get warmed up ahead of our UK arena tour this November.”




In a Twitter post, they added that they “cannot wait” to celebrate the return of live music with this warmup “before hitting the road later this year”.

Steps is the second artist announced in Radio 2’s live music line-up; yesterday it was  announced that Texas would be performing in Glasgow on Thursday 5th August.

More acts are set to be announced as the week goes on.

The aim of Radio 2 Live is to bring live music direct to audiences, giving lucky listeners the chance to finally watch their favourite artists perform in person this August, after so long being unable to experience music concerts in venues.

Events will be announced throughout the week, with registrations opening at 8am and closing 24 hours later.

If you do miss out on tickets, the performances will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer and hear on BBC Sounds from Saturday 11th September, with a special highlights show on Radio 2 from 7-9pm on Sunday 12th September.

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said: “New for 2021 and beyond, Radio 2 Live will take the spirit of Radio 2 around the UK.

"I’m thrilled that Steps will be performing for us in Manchester. They are sure to get the audience dancing along after so long without live music, with those at home able to tune in on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds or watch on BBC iPlayer in September.”


How can I get tickets to see Steps?


Tickets will be allocated via a ballot following registration at which is open from now until 8am on Thursday 29th July.

Allocations will be weighted with 95 per cent going to Greater Manchester postcodes and five per cent to the rest of the UK.

You can apply for a maximum of one pair of tickets. If you apply for more than one concert you will be allocated tickets for a maximum of one concert and these tickets will be non-transferable.

Find out more by visiting the Radio 2 Live website.