Music & Nightlife

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

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Last chance festive clubbing in Manchester

Manchester is keeping it classy right until the big day, with a perhaps unseasonal but very welcome dollop of offbeat music

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Recommended events

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Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

The R&B pianist and his orchestra are joined by singer Marc Almond and singer-songwriter Rumer

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LGBT

Bollox

The monthly alternative to, well, pretty much everything else, is back in January

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Music

Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey

Mexican musicians playing Morrissey songs? Hell yes!

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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

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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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