UK Sports, Music & Theatre events taking place in 2022

Although we're still living in pretty uncertain times, we're keeping our fingers firmly crossed that 2022 remains lockdown-free. With that in mind, we wanted to share some exciting events in the world of sport, music and theatre in 2022!

UK Sports Events in 2022

If you're into your sports, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a lot of events taking place all over the UK next year.

The Commonwealth Games, Birmingham

Let's kick things off with one of the biggest UK sporting events - the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Starting on 28th July 2022, the Commonwealth Games promises 11 days of swimming and diving, 8 days of cricket, 8 days of gymnastics and 7 days of athletics, including the marathon. In addition, we're excited to hear that for the first time in Commonwealth Games history, there will be more medal events for women than men. Plus, a fully integrated para-sport programme.

Tickets are now on general sale and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

And don't forget to book your Birmingham hotels for the event. Pop your dates into our hotel search to book with one of our top hotel partners at the best price.

Rugby League World Cup

In August 2021, organisers announced the postponement of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to 2022. All 61 matches, including men's women's and wheelchair rugby, will take place in venues across England between 15th October and 19th November.

Tickets are now on sale and backed by a full refund guarantee should 2022's matches get cancelled.

Other fantastic sporting events taking place in the UK in 2022:

  • Six Nations 2022 (Various locations including Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, and London)
  • World Championship Boxing (Manchester)
  • World Championship gymnastics (Liverpool)

Book your hotels in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Liverpool and through PlansChange. Be sure to check out our resale deals page to book accommodation at a heavily discounted price!

UK Music Events in 2022

Have you missed live music? Now's the time to book tickets to see your favourite artists and bands in 2022. Many music acts have announced tours next year, including some oldies but goodies!

ABBA Voyage, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Exciting news! ABBA, one of the most successful pop groups of all time, is back with a brand new concert. But it's not just any concert. Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid will perform digitally in a custom-built arena at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Concerts are taking place from May until December, and there are still tickets available to book. Choose from various ticket types, including: 

  • Dance floor tickets (if you want to get your boogie on)
  • Auditorium seating tickets
  • Dance booth tickets (for the ultimate ABBA party)

Make the most of your time in London with an overnight or weekend stay at one of the city's top hotels. Check out the availability at hotels close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including Moxy London Stratford, London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf, The Stratford and The Gantry London on PlansChange.

Little Mix Confetti Tour

There's still a chance to grab a ticket for Little Mix's farewell (or should we say goodbye for now) tour! Little Mix has announced that after the Confetti Tour, they will go their separate ways to focus on solo projects. So if you want to see them live, now's your last opportunity!

Little Mix's tour starts on 9th April 2022. The band will perform live at several city venues across the UK, including Belfast, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, and London.

Once you've booked your tickets, visit our resale deals page to see if anyone is selling a cheap hotel room in your chosen location. We're constantly updating the listings, so it's always worth checking back.

Adele, Hyde Park, London

Have you been lucky enough to get tickets for Adele's upcoming shows on 1st and 2nd July 2022? Next year, the global superstar will make her return to the London stage as part of British Summertime Hyde Park.

Don't forget to book accommodation to make the most of your visit to London. Check our availability for London hotels close to Hyde Park, including London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, Bulgari Hotel London, Home Grown London and many more.

Some of the other big music acts touring the UK in 2022:

  • Coldplay
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Elton John
  • Westlife

West End Theatre Shows in 2022

The West End is back with a host of classic favourites and exciting new shows to enjoy. Here's a taster of some theatre shows you can now book for 2022…

Disney's Frozen, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

The theatrical production of Disney's blockbuster movie of the same name opened in the West End in August 2021 and will continue to 26th June 2022. So if you haven't already, book tickets for you and your family. It's a show your kids are sure to love and the perfect way to inject a little magic into your year.

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre

The multi-award-winning production of Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential Founding Fathers. This must-see musical focuses on his life and his role in shaping the country's very foundations. If you enjoyed watching Hamilton on Disney+, you're going to love the live production. If you've never seen it before, you'll leave the show understanding exactly why it was all anyone was talking about in summer 2020!

Six The Musical, Vaudeville Theatre, London

"Prepare to lose your head" as the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to tell their stories. Described as "the most uplifting new British musical" by The Evening Standard, Six The Musical remixes 500 years of historical heartbreak into a show celebrating 21st-century girl power and pop music. Now showing at the Vaudeville Theatre, powered by an all-female band.

To save time on travel and make your London musical experience even more memorable, we recommend booking a West End hotel. Take a look at the rooms and suites available from the likes of:

  • ME London - Strand
  • Strand Palace
  • The Waldorf Hilton
  • The Hoxton, Holborn
  • W London
  • The Piccadilly London
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire
  • Thistle Piccadilly Hotel

There are hotels in the West End to suit all budgets and requirements. So whether you're visiting with young children or a group of friends, PlansChange has the perfect London hotels waiting to take your booking.

Event tickets & hotel refund policies

When purchasing tickets for sports, music and theatre events in 2022 and booking hotel rooms, it's essential to check the refund policy. Many ticket operators offer refunds if events get cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but it's always worth double-checking. 

Cancellation and refund policies vary from one hotel to the next. But if you do book a non-refundable room, remember you can always re-sell it on PlansChange. We'll let you list it up until the point of check in to recover some of your costs and help ensure a stress-free 2022!