Welcome to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes

Musical union: Pete Winkelman (left) with Jon Ellery
Musical union: Pete Winkelman (left) with Jon Ellery

Marshall Amplification have announced a new partnership with Arena MK to create a new home for live music, the Marshall Arena.

Built in 2014, the newly named Marshall Arena has a 4,000 capacity. In November it will welcome Black Eyed Peas, with more announcements to follow.

Marshall Arena is set next to the 30,000 seater StadiumMK which will host A-listers Rod Stewart and Take That in 2019.

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman said: “Marshall Amplification holds a special place in our local history as innovators before the time of Milton Keynes.

“It was a proud moment for us when Marshall donned the MK Dons shirts and it is fantastic that, under the stewardship of Jon Ellery, Marshall can once again engage with Milton Keynes by taking over the name of Arena MK, which will enable them to bring their musical heritage to the community.”

Jon Ellery, managing director at Marshall added: “Marshall is a home for music lovers. Whether you’re a pro player or a casual consumer the brand is there with you. Working with ArenaMK to become Marshall Arena is an obvious choice as it solidifies our strong roots within the music industry.”