Music & Nightlife

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

Music

Parklife festival guide

Parklife returns with its biggest line-up yet on June 11 and 12 - here's our guide to the weekend

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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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Father John Misty

Praise be - his 10th album is tremendous as will be this Albert Hall gig

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James

Alternative rock by the Manchester-based seven-piece, whose classic hits include 'Sit Down' and 'Come Home'

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Laura Mvula

The soulful singer-songwriter from Birmingham performs material from her second album, The Dreaming Room, including Overcome, her collaboration with Nile Rodgers from Chic.

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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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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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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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