Music & Nightlife

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

Nightlife

The best clubs in Manchester

Looking for dancefloor thrills and spills? Look no further

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Recommended events

Music

Fingersnap: David McAlmont and Guy Davies

David and Guy open Queer Contact for 2015 and you really shouldn't miss them

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Neneh Cherry

Writer, singer-songwriter, DJ, broadcaster and all-round eclectic extraordinaire 

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The Unthanks

Convention defying folk with offbeat arrangements melding classical sensibilities with a futurist’s outlook

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Music

Opera North: La Traviata

This is Opera North’s first new production of the world’s most popular opera in 15 years

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Popular Manchester music & nightlife venues

Music

Band On The Wall

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

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Things to Do

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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Music

The Ruby Lounge

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

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Music

Gorilla

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

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Music

The Ritz

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

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Music

Matt And Phreds

The best in jazz, plus folk, gypsy, electro, salsa, swing, world and ska

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