The National Bowl


The National Bowl is one of the largest outdoor arenas in the UK, with a capacity of 65,000. Since 1979 it has been the venue for major bands and artists, including Oasis and Green Day in 2005.

As part of the redevelopment of the area in the proximity of The National Bowl, land owners Milton Keynes Partnership decided that its future needed to be reassessed so that it could continue to be a national and international leisure and music venue for the twenty-first century.

Milton Keynes Partnership launched a selection process in early 2005 to find a partner who could both manage The National Bowl in the long term and create innovative and exciting plans for the re-development of adjacent vacant land.

Selection took place through a formal assessment process which involved both Milton Keynes Partnership and Milton Keynes Council as planning authority.

In January 2006 it was announced that Gaming International Ltd and Live Nation was selected as preferred developer for the re-development and management of The National Bowl.

Design: 2006.

Location: Milton Keynes.