Night & Day Café is the place for up-and-coming stars come and legendary artists alike. Elbow, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Johnny Marr, or The Manic Street Preachers have already performed at the welcoming Northern Quarter venue. A relaxed intimate atmosphere for those about to Rock.
Head to Gullivers for a pre-gig snack or a post-concert drink or two. In combination with a lovely Rock 'n' Roll scene or some live bands this is a more than welcoming place.
Whether a Mancunians or tourist: The Manchester Shop is the place to get the perfect gift from Manchester. Buttons, shirts, cups, magnets and much more featuring the Manchester bee.
Enjoy burgers, flavourful salads, or delicious desserts made from fresh ingredients. Displayed music memorabilia includes items from Oasis or David Bowie. After dining, don't forget to stop by the merch shop for exclusive souvenirs to take home with you.
Eastern Bloc Records is independent record store and café at daytime and intimate DJ venue in the evenings. A crucial part in the Manchester music scene and specializing in Techno, Drum & Bass, House, Reggae & Electronic music.
Piccadilly Records is a key institution in town since its opening in 1978. One of the best independent record shops in Greater Manchester. They are selling a broad mixture of vinyl and CDs from Rock, Pop, to Indie, Funk, Disco, and Alternative.
Situated in vibrant Northern Quarter, this record shop offers CDs and vinyl from any musical genre including Rock and Indie, Metal, Punk, Alternative, up to Hip Hop, House, Disco, Soul, Funk, and Reggae. Vinyl Exchange is also a huge buyer of rare and second-hand records.
Vinyl Resting Place is for vinyl enthusiasts. Situated on the 3rd floor of Afflecks, an inspiring compound of independent stores. Also selling a broad range of second-hand records covering various musical genres.
Vinyl Revival in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter is not only dedicated to local bands from the 60s to the present, but is also offering a huge selection of records from renowned artists from Punk, Reggae, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Electro, and House genre.
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.
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.
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.
Night & Day Café Manchester (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)