Fans have been left in uproar after the announcement that Peter Kay's shows at the newly opened Co-Op Live arena in Manchester this week have been postponed due to a power supply issue.

It comes as the Bolton-born comedian was set to perform as the first act at the huge 23,500 seat capacity venue tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24.

The arena confirmed today, Monday, that the shows have now been rescheduled to take place next week, on April 29 and 30.

One X (formerly Twitter) user says that refunds should be an option, shared their frustration over being unable to get a refund for the parking they paid for.

They said: “As the Peter Kay show is cancelled the day before it was scheduled, surely refunds have to be an option.

“Many people planning for tomorrow night won't be able to make it next Monday.

“Paid £20 for parking that we can't cancel now either.”

Another fan took to X to share their disappointment at being unable to go due to being on holiday.

They tried to go to a previous gig, but say that this was cancelled.

They said: “I think I'm destined not to see Peter Kay live as we were due to see him tomorrow, now because Manchester’s new arena is not ready it’s been moved to next week, and we are on holiday.

“This is the second time we were due to see him only for it to be cancelled.”

Another person was also not happy around whether they would be able to get a refund if they are unable to make it next week.

They said: “So you write to ticket holders about the Peter Kay rescheduling, and you don’t even mention the possibility of how to get a refund for those who can’t make the new date.

“Where’s the goodwill?”

According to the Co-op Live website, refunds will be available for those who can no longer attend.

In a statement posted on X by Co-op Live, Kay said: “I’m truly gutted as I know how disappointing this will be for everyone with tickets, but obviously it’s a brand-new venue and it’s important that everything is finished and safe for full capacity audiences.

“Fortunately, we’ve been able to reschedule the shows to next week, (I’ll have to miss my Bums and Tums class) but hopefully I’ll see you then.”

A spokesman for the arena, which is next door to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, said: “It is critical to ensure we have a consistent total power supply to our fully electric sustainable venue, the completion of which is a few days behind.

“Rescheduling gives us the extra time we need to continue testing thoroughly.

“This is vital to satisfy the rigorous set of guidelines and protocols that are necessary for a venue of this size.”

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