Experience some of the best live music venues in the UK
Manchester is well-known for its star-studded musical heritage, having birthed the likes of The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths and even Take That. Manchester’s music scene is still thriving, not only for acclaimed and emerging artists but for its diverse range of music venues, used by the up-and-coming and A-List alike.
Manchester Arena is one of the busiest venues in the world, and one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe. Attracting over one million visitors each year, Manchester Arena is well-known for hosting some of the biggest names the music world.
Or enjoy a night out in true Mancunian style at Band on the Wall in Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter. Listen to some great music, enjoy a drink and dance with lots of the like-minded music-loving people.
Alternatively, head to Manchester Academy or The Ritz to see some of the best up and coming bands in truly iconic settings, or plan a trip to Manchester in early July to catch Castlefield Bowl - Manchester's very own amphitheatre, full of life and live music during the Sounds of the City Festival.
Manchester is also renowned for its classical music scene, with the likes of the beautiful Bridgewater Hall which is home to the impeccable Hallé Orchestra. After 40 years of performing around the globe, Manchester Camerata is also acknowledged as one of the UK's leading chamber orchestras, with a reputation for bringing audiences first-class performances that are bursting with vitality.
For something a little bit different, Albert Hall in the City Centre is a Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel which was closed and hidden for over 40 years. However, since 2013, the grand and ornate chapel has been restored into a stunning purpose built music hall and is one of the most atmospheric music and events venues in the UK.