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

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Absolute Sh**e

Cheap beer, cheap entry and some of the catchiest, most horrific pop tunes of the past few decades 

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Stiff Little Fingers

Known for their aggressive live style and confrontational lyrics, the band and their fans haven't mellowed

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The Unthanks

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

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Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey

A team of musical gunslingers from Mexico’s finest bands doing Morrissey covers - Viva Mexrissey!

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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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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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Matt And Phreds

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

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