Manchester Arena is one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe. Since its opening back in 1995, the huge venue has hosted some of the biggest names in live music entertainment including U2, The Rolling Stones, or Madonna.
It has also played a key part in Manchester's rich musical heritage with legendary shows by Oasis, Elbow, New Order, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Verve, Simply Red, and The Courteeners.
A must-see for any football fan when visiting Manchester: the National Football Museum. It preserves, conserves, and displays numerous important collections of football memorabilia. Also offering interesting interactives and an ever changing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Manchester Cathedral is seat of the Bishop of Manchester and situated in the city centre. The medieval church was mainly refaced, restored and extended during the Victorian period and once again after bomb damage in the 20th century.
Enjoy burgers, flavourful salads, or delicious desserts made from fresh ingredients. Displayed music memorabilia include items from Oasis or David Bowie. After dining, don't forget to stop by the merch shop for exclusive souvenirs and gifts.
Welcoming pub Gullivers offers pre-gig snacks or drinks after the concert - including live bands and a truly Rock atmosphere.
Vinyl Resting Place is located on the 3rd floor of Afflecks, a compound of inspiring, independent store. Also selling a broad range of second-hand records covering various musical genres.
O2 Ritz is one of the major venues in town and has been at the heart of the Manchester music scene since decades now. An essential destination for touring artists of all musical genres.
Opened in 1938, O2 Apollo is one of the premier live venues in the UK, with gigs from numerous major Rock, Pop, and Indie artists on the touring circuit.
Essential part of Manchester's music scene with up-and-coming local bands and more renowned ones on stage. Also with a strong educational focus, providing musical opportunities for everyone.
It's intimate, but bustling and rough: Ruby Lounge in Manchester's vibrant heart is host to the wildest Indie, Punk, and Rock performances in the city.
Manchester University is home to four different live music venues from various sizes. Manchester Academy has seen the likes of world-renowned acts performing on its stages.
This place with Baroque and Gothic elements is one of Manchester’s most iconic venues for live performances. Its acoustics are brilliant, so is the atmosphere.
One of the city's homes for Indie and Alternative live music: Rebellion. Also for those who are fond of Punk, Hip Hop, and Heavy Metal.
Cozy Night & Day Café has played and still plays an essential role in Manchester's music scene with many renowned bands having played early gigs in here.
Parklife Festival is held annually, with an impressive line-up from local newcomers up to renowned acts from the UK and abroad.
Annually held Manchester Punk Festival takes places in various venues throughout the city, promoting newcomers in Punk scene as well as hosting more renowned acts.
This four-storey building offers space for live music venues as well as bars and a great rooftop terrace. Altogether equipped with a sensational sound system for an unforgettable music and entertainment experience.
The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, currently known as the Etihad Stadium is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club. It was built to host the Commonwealth Games back in 2002 and has since staged several football internationals as well as rugby league matches. During summer time is hosts huge music concerts.
This lively and popular bar exists since 1776. Yes, you read this correctly. Its musical heritage is therefore long. John Peel interviewed Ian Curtis from Joy Division here back in 1979. In 2010, the music hall was unveiled – an intimate 80 capacity live music venue and performance space.
Manchester Arena (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Live gig (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)