Three days of Punk Rock! Manchester Punk Festival is taking place annually around various locations in the city, with numerous bands from all around the world playing the stages. It is volunteer run, providing an environment where people can watch bands they’ve never heard of alongside bands they know and love.
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One of the top hotel picks when in Manchester: Radisson Blu Edwardian with luxury bedrooms, restaurants, bars, and marvellous spa. Behind those four walls there are numerous Rock music stories to discover. The former historic Free Trade Hall is a truly Rock 'n' Roll place having hosted a series of landmark gigs over the years.Book Now
b>The Manchester Shop is a place for Mancunians and tourists. You get more merchandise than you can imagine: buttons, shirts, cups, magnets and much more featuring the Manchester bee.
Manchester Cathedral is seat of the Bishop of Manchester and situated in the very city centre. The medieval church was mainly refaced, restored and extended during the Victorian period. After bomb damage in the 20th century, Manchester Cathedral was once again restructured.
Vinyl Resting Place is located in Afflecks, a huge compound of inspiring, independent stores. Inside, you'll find rare items along popular ones. Also selling a broad range of second-hand records covering various musical genres. Truly a haven for all vinyl addicts.
Situated in the heart of vibrant Northern Quarter, this record shop offers anything from Rock and Indie, Metal, Punk, Alternative, up to Hip Hop, House, Disco, Soul, Funk, and Reggae. Vinyl Exchange opened in 1988 and is now a huge seller and buyer of rare and second-hand records.
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.
An indoor arena just north of the city centre with large seating capacity, hosting the really big music events in Manchester. Key stop for most artists when touring the UK.
Parklife Festival is held annually, with an impressive line-up from local newcomers up to renowned acts from the UK and abroad.
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.
Live gig (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)