Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Manchester

Manchester's best live music venues

With a musical legacy as good as Manchester's, it's little surprise to see it's still a town at which the world casts an envious eye, and whatever pleasures your musical palate, you'll probably be able to find it here

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Sarah Cracknell

One third of the iconic British electronic pop group Saint Etienne plays Gorilla

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McAlmont And Butler

Reunited, and it feels so good...

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Bjork plus guests

MIF bring the Icelandic wonder back to Manchester for the European premiere of her new album, 'Vulnicura'

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Burt Bacharach

One of the true greats of music won't be walking on by as he comes to Manchester 

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Popular Manchester music & nightlife venues

30 fantastic photos of The Roadhouse by Al Baker

With the news of the closure of The Roadhouse coming at the end of May, we asked Al Baker to dig deep into his archives to bring us some fantastic images of the legendary club

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Band On The Wall

An acclaimed venue hosting a very well regarded programme of live music

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Islington Mill

A unique hybrid of gallery, club and studio space, it's also the beating heart of Salford’s future-facing Sounds From The Other City festival

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The Ruby Lounge

Club nights prove popular but keep an eye out for some very impressive gigs

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Gorilla

A much-needed Northern Quarter-style bar on the other side of town. Expect awesome line ups

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Ritz

A Grade II listed venue with a famous wooden floor. Investment in the sound equipment really paid off

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