O2 Apollo is one of the premier entertainment venues in the city of Manchester. Officially opened in 1938, it has ever since attracted major artist from the UK and abroad over the years, including The Strokes or local heroes The Courteeners. A common stop off for Rock, Pop, and Alternative acts when touring. Indeed impressive: the extraordinary acoustics of the place.
This is where Iggy Pop’s trailblazing gig took place in March 1977 – with none other than David Bowie on keyboards.
One of the top hotel picks when in Manchester: Radisson Blu Edwardian with luxury bedrooms, restaurants, bars, and marvellous spa. The former historic Free Trade Hall is a truly Rock 'n' Roll place having hosted a series of landmark gigs over the years: Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd.Book Now
Quirky designed Big Hands is a cozy spot for a few drinks after rocking out to your favourite band.
This spot is all about heavier and Alternative music. Featuring two bars and great drinks, Satans Hollow is a great Manchester night club for all those fond of Metal, Rock, Punk and that in between. Hugely popular with the younger folks in town.
Grand Central pub is a haven for Heavy Metal lovers and Hard Rock enthusiasts. The centrally situated bar is also hosting live bands. A must-visit for Metal freaks when in Manchester.
This is one of Manchester's most popular night clubs, focussing on everything from Indie, Pop, and Rock to Dance. It is located in a truly significant Indie music legacy: it is housed in the former headquarters of legendary independent record label Factory Records, which featured acts like Joy Division, New Order, or Happy Mondays.
Enjoy a vibrant night club atmosphere focussing on popular tunes from Dance to Indie music. Fifth is always packed with people fond of music and dancing.
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.
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.
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.
O2 Apollo (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)