Located in the heart of vibrant Northern Quarter is The Ruby Lounge, an intimate live music spot of some repute in town.
The Ruby Lounge has an authentic Rock ‘n’ Roll spirit, with numerous artists and bands playing the stage. Wild & Loud. It's all about Rock, Indie, Punk, and alike.
Manchester Cathedral is seat of the Bishop of Manchester and situated in the very city centre. The main body of the building has been erected in Perpendicular Gothic style which was refaced, restored and extended during the Victorian period and once again after bomb damage in the 20th century.
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 and also offers interesting interactives and an ever changing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Enjoy burgers, flavourful salads, or delicious desserts from fresh ingredients. Displayed music memorabilia include items from Oasis or David Bowie. After dining, stop by the merch shop for exclusive souvenirs.
The place for Mancunians as much as for visitors: The Manchester Shop offers merchandise buttons, shirts, cups, magnets and much much more, altogether featuring the renowned and beloved Manchester bee.
Piccadilly Records is key to the city music scene since its opening in 1978. Reportedly one of the best independent record shops in Greater Manchester. They are selling a broad mix of vinyl and CDs from Rock, Pop, to Indie, Funk, Disco, and Alternative.
Independent Eastern Bloc Records is record store and café at daytime and intimate DJ venue in the evenings. Crucial part in the city's music scene specializing in Techno, Drum & Bass, House, Reggae & Electronic music. They often hold pre-parties for various events, too.
Situated in lively Northern Quarter, Vinyl Exchange offers anything including Rock and Indie, Metal, Punk, Alternative, up to Hip Hop, House, Disco, Soul, Funk, and Reggae. Not to forget Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country and anything else you be interested into. Also a huge seller of rare and second-hand records.
Vinyl Revivaloffers a wide selection of Punk, Reggae, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Electro, House while also being dedicated to local bands from the 60s to the present. It's all about vinyl and CDs, but also T-shirts, posters and much more.
Vinyl Resting Place is for vinyl enthusiasts. Located on the 3rd floor of Afflecks, an inspiring compound of independent stores, you'll find rare items along popular ones inside. Also selling a broad range of 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.
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.
Live gig (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Ruby Lounge Manchester (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)