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Band on the Wall

Legendary, pioneering music venue

Band On The Wall has been one of the cornerstones of Manchester's music scene for the greater part of the last century.

Occupying a grand old Victorian pub, it was at the centre of Manchester's punk scene in the late 1970s where Buzzcocks, The Fall and Joy Division first played. Since then it has played host to many internationally acclaimed artists including Mica Paris, Bjork, Art Blakey, Carleen Anderson, Simply Red and countless others. It also has a global reputation for showcasing a vast array of accomplished and respected artists from around the world. In doing so it is internationally known as a venue that promotes equality and diversity through music. This unique and pioneering programme of music has thrilled hundreds of thousands of people over the years.

Closed in 2005 for redevelopment, the venue re-opened in September 2009 with state-of the art facilities which includes a new public space, The Picturehouse is adjacent to the venue and located in a Grade 2 Listed building that was a cinema in the early 1900s. It serves a selection of food and drinks and is the perfect place to meet friends before a concert. The Picturehouse also houses the venue's box office where tickets can be purchased or collected for concerts at the venue.

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