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Exclusive 48-hour competition: Win tickets to see Muse or Metallica at Etihad Stadium, Manchester

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Today and tomorrow we are running a flash two-day competition which will be of particular interest to HfP readers outside London, who always tell us they feel neglected 🙂

Four lucky HfP readers will win tickets to see Muse or Metallica at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester this Summer. I’ve seen both bands live and they’re both amazing so whoever wins will be in for a great evening.

This competition is sponsored by Etihad to promote their new daily Boeing 787 flights from Heathrow which are launching on 26th May 2019.

Etihad will be launching the new daily flights from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi from 26th May.  This is in addition to the existing three A380 services.  The new Boeing 787 flights will use the same Business Studio seat which is on the A380 and which Rob reviewed here (and rated very highly).

There will be four daily flights between 26th May and 22nd June, increasing to five daily flights from 23rd June until 28th September. After that it will return to four daily flights until the end of the Summer season on 26th October.

We would expect excellent Etihad Guest reward availability on these new services, especially over the next couple of months, and hopefully some competitive fares too.

Win concert tickets

There are four prizes to be won:

Two readers will each win a pair of two tickets to see Muse

Two readers will each win a pair of two tickets to see Metallica

Muse will be playing at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 8th June 2019 and Metallica will be playing at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 18th June 2019. Please check your diary before entering.

The tickets are standard admission tickets.

After completing your name and email address in the widget below you will get the option to pick which band you would like to see if you win.

The prizes do NOT include travel and accommodation.  The full list of rules is in the Gleam entry widget below.

How to enter

We are using the same entry system we’ve been using for other recent competitions.  Simply fill out the Gleam app at the bottom of this post (or click through to the Gleam website) and leave your name and email address. That’s it.

You need to select either Muse or Metallica when you enter.  Do NOT tick both boxes.  Anyone who ticks both boxes – or no boxes – will be disqualified.

Your details remain confidential and will not be passed to Etihad. Head for Points will not use your email address for any other purpose.

The rules

Here is a summary of the rules. The official version can be found by clicking ‘Terms & Conditions’ in the entry widget below.

You must be at least 18 years old

You must be a resident of the United Kingdom and must be accessing this website from inside the UK

Entries are limited to one per person

You can only select one band to see if you win. Entrants who select both bands will be disqualified.

The competition closes at midnight, London time, on Sunday 19th May 2019

The winner will be selected automatically by the software which collates the entries. The winner will be contacted by email and must confirm their details, including their UK residency, within 3 days.

The competition is jointly promoted by Etihad and Head for Points.

If you cannot see the entry widget below, please click here and you will be directed to a special website to enter.

Good luck.

Comments (35)

  • Mackem says:

    Well it’s not the 100 Club but it would do I suppose. MUYA.

  • Mr Entitled says:

    So Etihad want to promote their London service by giving some money to Man City. Wonder if Etihad are actually paying or if it is another FFP smokescreen? Either way, I’m in. Both great live bands.

  • Mr Entitled says:

    Well, I just disqualified myself. The instruction to pick either band would be better served in the rules section because that is what it is.

    Hey-ho. I never win these things anyway.

    • Peter K says:

      I thought it was very clear in the article though.

      • Mr(s) Entitled says:

        But I’m a HfP reader. A breed that want to know the T&C’s so I read the rules. These are where the opportunities and pitfalls lie. Everything else is skim read. Which, in this instance, didn’t work for me.

        • Rob says:

          I added it into the rules summary an hour ago. Anyone who entered before I did that we will let off.

        • Jim Thompson says:

          Why not read the ‘How to enter’ section, which very clearly asked entrants to pick one band only?

          • Bloke formerly in India says:

            Yes, I probably should have read the rules first, but i didn’t, and you know, there are things called radio-buttons for OR style choices and checkboxes for AND choices. One just assumes these things are coded correctly.

            Never mind, the rest of you just have an even better chance of winning!

          • Rob says:

            Software does not allow us to restrict you to one box. We tried!

  • Freddy says:

    I had thought since the prize is in Manchester surely the flights that they were announcing/promoting would be in Manchester aswell…but no, it’s in London. Sorry I still feel neglected 😉

  • C says:

    A competition for the North. Much appreciated! And if I lose I’ll just open my living room window and listen to the concert on the breeze 🙂

  • Sandra says:

    Extra flights from London to Abu Dhabi in the busy summer season – should be fairly empty going out there then until about mid August? In my expat experience of living there (sadly no longer) anyone with any sense and enough annual holiday leaves AD over summer because it’s so hot and humid that all you can do is move from one air conditioned building to another with as little time spent outside as possible! 😎

    • Rob says:

      I was in Oman this week and it was 38 which was bad enough. I am in no rush to experience 45.

      That said, a lot of British tourists have started going in Summer. For half the price of a Spanish resort you can stay in a far, far nicer hotel with a better beaches. You need to stay inside between about 11 and 3, however.

      • Sandra says:

        Lived in Muscat for a while too and, whilst you are correct about the hotels in both places and the lower prices over summer Rob, I wouldn’t go there either intending to do much in the heat and humidity unless you go into the mountains! Oman is still undeveloped really compared to Abu Dhabi and Dubai so air conditioned malls and galleries etc that let you get out of the heat are pretty limited and not on the same scale as Abu Dhabi and Dubai.I would highly recommend Oman in the cooler months though, it is beautiful and the people are very friendly.

        • Kevin Muscat says:

          Am going to Oman in late October for three days, a surprise break for the wife’s 40th. Planning on staying in the IC (using points generated mainly from Curve cash withdrawals and purchases linked to IHG m/cards…). First ever visit – what will the temp be like? And what are the must-sees for 3 days there? Thanks {Appreciate I could Google this but useful to hear from those that have been}.

          • Rob says:

            Was 38 degrees last week … bit too hot for me. Not there long enough to sightsee though. Remember that you MUST get a Visa in advance.

          • Kevin Muscat says:

            thanks Rob for info re the visa. FYI we are flying BA J LHR to DOH, then QR F DOH to MCT. Looking forward to the DOH lounge – is there a HfP review anywhere?

          • Rob says:

            Yes, big piece of the F lounge somewhere.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I imagine it’s for additional connecting travel to the Far East.

  • Nick says:

    Can’t wait for the ‘regions-friendly’ competition to be won by a SE-based reader (i.e. the majority…) who then needs to ask how to get to Manchester 😂

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      Perhaps another train review is coming.

      • Rob says:

        We’ve done the West Coast lounges in Manchester and Euston.

        • Mr Entitled says:

          National express?

          • Rob says:

            Is there a lounge at Victoria?! I only live 10 minutes walk away, I could pop in 🙂 I thought the only thing inside the departures hall was a Greggs – probably the only Greggs in Belgravia / Chelsea / South Ken!

          • Mr Entitled says:

            I used to live on Ebury St, but pre-Greggs days. Good to know the area is finally being gentrified 😉

          • Rob says:

            The Sainsbury’s Local is still a dive!

  • Brian says:

    OT – VA rejected my application even after manual review but they still would not give me a reason behind the reject. Does VA subject to a 5/24 rule or something similar?

    • Rob says:

      There appear to have rules over other VM applications you have made, but evidence from other readers is that they ignore them …

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