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Top 5 music venues

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Manchester's music scene is thriving. Here are some of the top venues to catch the best of the city's vibrant scene.


Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall is a legendary jazz and world music venue sitting on the edge of Manchester's bohemian Northern Quarter. Recently given a luxurious rennovation, the venue has been part of the city's music scene since the 1930s when bands performed on a stage mounted literally 'on the wall'. More info.


The Deaf Institute

Right in the heart of the University district, The Deaf Institute is a gem of a venue. Housed in an actual former institute for the deaf, this beautifully decorated venue serves food and drink in its cafe during the day and offers a jam-packed calendar of music events throughout the year. More info.


Night and Day

At the heart of the Manchester live music music scene since 1991, Night and Day Café has become a true institution. You can catch the latest cutting-edge sounds from around the world at night while a great food menu is offered during the day. More info.


Matt & Phred's

Matt and Phred's is not just up there with the city's premier bars and night clubs, it is also counted as a world landmark Jazz club having played host to artistes such as Wynton Marsalis, Jamie Cullum and The Small Faces. Matt and Phred's prides itself on being a cornerstone on the UK touring scene, as well as hosting excellent local and upcoming acts. More info.