Music & Nightlife

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

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The Last Shadow Puppets

The Northern supergroup dust off their trackie bottoms for a rare live show at Castlefield Bowl in July

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Parklife

In the grounds of Heaton Park, the largest municipal park in Europe, a weekend of music awaits with this year's line up featuring big names such as The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Busta Rhymes, Chase & Status, Bastille, Earth, Wind & Fire, Groove Armada, the list goes on. And then there's the DJs too.With the Main Stage, the Big Top, the Temple and other spaces, there's going to be a lot to cram in, so make sure you've got your energy drinks, a loo roll and some festival spirit.

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Foals

The Oxford five-piece, supported by Manchester's own Everything Everything

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Hacienda Classical

Two of Manchester's iconic musical institutions team up this February

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Savages

The London girls bring their post-punk art rock to the chambers of Albert Hall

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Popular Manchester music & nightlife venues

30 fantastic photos of The Roadhouse by Al Baker

The photographer digs deep into his archives to unearth 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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