The National Bowl Milton Keynes, an iconic concert venue hosting the major names of Rock and Pop music since Desmond Decker and Geno Washington took to the stage on Saturday 8th September 1979. Use the links above to see events and information.

The links to the right will take you to other Bowl users, Milton Keynes Cycling Association, Learn To Ride motorcycle training and the weekly Sunday Market and Boot Fair.


The Bowl site was formerly a brick pit. In 1971 first steps were made to develop the Bowl, with approval granted for the tipping of surplus soil at the Bowl site from road building work in the development of the City of Milton Keynes.

1973 saw the creation of a huge horse-shoe shaped mound surrounding an area which could be utilized as an arena to host major public-attended events based on the idea of the Hollywood Bowl. In 1977 earthworks completed and open-air concerts discussed.

The National Bowl at Milton Keynes has been operated by Gaming International Limited since 1998 during which time this great venue has hosted a galaxy of world class entertainers including Bon Jovi, Eminem, Green Day, Linkin Park, Oasis, Take That, Foo Fighters, Swedish House Mafia and Robbie Williams.

Company Name: Gaming International Ltd

Registered number: 263234

Registered Address: Abbey Stadium, Lady Lane, Swindon SN25 4DN

Place of registration: Companies House, Cardiff

The National Bowl
Watling Street
Milton Keynes

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