Music & Nightlife

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

The best clubs in Manchester
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The best clubs in Manchester

If there's one thing Manchester does well, it's clubbing

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Bullet For My Valentine
Music

Bullet For My Valentine

The Welsh heavy metal four-piece play Manchester Academy

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Blossoms
Music

Blossoms

Blossoms return to Manchester, with a gig at Albert Hall

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Kate Tempest
Music

Kate Tempest

Spoken word, hip hop and poetry from the Mercury Prize nominee

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Peter Doherty
Music

Peter Doherty

The ex Libertines and Babyshambles frontman goes solo

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Popular Manchester music & nightlife venues

30 fantastic photos of The Roadhouse by Al Baker

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
Music

Band On The Wall

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Islington Mill
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

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Ruby Lounge
Music

The Ruby Lounge

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

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Gorilla
Music

Gorilla

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

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Ritz
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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