On this subTOUR, discover the life of Britpop superstars Oasis. Learn about the surroundings in where they grew up and spent their youth. Also explore spots that reveal band and Rock music history beyond their walls: from primary school and childhood home of the Gallagher brothers to their favourite record store or the places where music videos and lyrics become alive.
We recommend taking the car for this one. You may also join a guided tour by Manchester Music Tours for detailed stories of the featured waypoints.
India House Manchester (Google Street View)
First stop of this tour is India House, a compound of modern city apartments. This is where Noel Gallagher once lived with his girlfriend. Also take your time strolling the area around you for some of our recommendations.
Food tip: if you're around at lunchtime, stop at Grand Central pub for some proper snacks or a drink. Also worth a visit in the evenings.
Venue & club tips: still unsure about tonight's plans? Check out the event calendar of O2 Ritz for live performances. If you're more into some drinks in a bar or dancing to DJ tunes, immerse into the vibrate night life of Satans Hollow, Fifth or Factory.
Holy Name Church Manchester (Google Street View)
Take Oxford Road towards the Southeast.
You may not recognize the Church of the Holy Name when you see it. The building is part of Oasis' Masterplan video. Why? This is the place where the parents of Noel and Liam Gallagher were married.
Food tip: hungry? Big Hands is serving authentic British pub food.
Venue tips: on your way, check out the schedules of O2 Apollo, The Deaf Institute, or Manchester Academy - some of the city's best spots for rocking out to some favourite live tunes in the evenings.
Burnage neighbourhood (Google Street View)
Southern suburb Burnage is home of Britpop superstars Oasis.
St Bernard’s is the primary school both Noel and Liam Gallagher attended. As large residential area east of Didsbury, Burnage is home to numerous commuters.
Burnage Neighbourhood (Google Street View)
Not far away stands the childhood home of the Oasis siblings.
Discover the neighbourhood where the Gallagher brothers spent their early years. Born and raised in Burnage, the Liam and Noel were the heart of the band and are still today undoubtedly among the most famous siblings in the world.
Independent record shop Sifters is part of the Shakermaker lyrics. This is where the brothers bought their tunes and got inspirations in terms of music.
Sifters is still existing today, offering a huge selection of vinyls, CDs, and DVDs with a strong focus on Rock and Pop, but also many more genres are on stock.
Fog Lane Park, Manchester (Google Street View)
Fog Lane Park is not only one of the locations used in the Oasis' Shakermaker video, but also a welcoming green spot perfect for a little break - British weather allowing. The park features lush relaxing areas as well as kids playgrounds, sports courts, and a beautiful pond.
West Didsbury Neighbourhood (Google Street View)
You all know the living room of this Didsbury house although you may not recognize it immediately from its outside: it was used for the cover shooting of Oasis' iconic first album Definitely Maybe, which was released in 1994. At that time it was owned by the band's guitarist, Paul Arthurs.
Have a look at the cover with all of its details such as the pink flamingo, the Burt Bacharach poster, and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly on TV.
Blue plaque of former Boardwalk club, Manchester (Google Street View)
Let's head back to the inner city of Manchester.
Little Peter Street is where former night club Boardwalk was located, one of the city's most legendary live music venues in the late 80s and early 90s.
The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays were playing the opening night in 1986. Local superstars Oasis played in here several times with their first ever live gig in 1991.
The club closed in 1999. A small blue plaque outside the former venue pays tribute to this legendary place.
Venue tip: Rebellion around is one of the best places in town to enjoy a gig night.
Hacienda Manchester (Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Final destination of this subTOUR is the place where legendary Hacienda club opened its doors in 1982. The venue once was one of the hippest spots in Manchester for live performances.
The building also housed the Canal Bar with plenty of acts played this stage, too. The most renowned one probably Oasis with their legendary set from 14 September 1993.
Hacienda was closed in 1997, being converted into flats afterwards.
This is where Rock history meets football. Learn about your favourite sports at National Football Museum before exploring iconic places behind Manchester Indie band The Smiths. Step into the world of football legends at Old Trafford stadium, home to Manchester United.
Record shopping at its best with five stores packed in a condensed walk through Manchester's lively Northern Quarter. Discover inspiring spots alongside nice cafés for some perfect hours in the heart of the city.
90s Britpop superstars
Oasis sibling on stage as solo artist
Post-Punk from Greater Manchester
Complex lyrics about the ordinary life
Electronic music duo
Alternative meets Progressive Rock
Pioneers in three-part vocal harmony style
Hugely appreciated in music scene
One of Madchester’s pioneering groups
Mick Hucknall combines Soul & Pop
Indie Rock from Manchester