Band on the Wall

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Type:Event Venue

25 Swan Street
Northern Quarter
Greater Manchester
M4 5JZ

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Band on the Wall is located in the Northern Quarter, just 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens bus station and 15 minutes walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria train Stations. There are several bike racks located immediately outside the venue. We encourage visitors to use public transport or to walk/cycle wherever possible.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Karentoday
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Brilliant night out!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th February 2020
      Great venue, friendly staff, good acoustics. I contacted the venue in advance as I was worried about standing as I have a bad back and painful knee. The venue were very understanding and reserved... Read full review
    • stephenwW433CX
      Trip Type:
      Manchester Soul Train
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th February 2020
      The totally misleading advertising for this event says “ taking you on an uplifting journey filled with Funk Soul , Disco and Motown classics “ . We arrived in anticipation of a great night and... Read full review
    • roddymorrison1
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Fabulous music, dinner and drinks
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 19th February 2020
      We were lucky enough to get tickets for the Sambroso All Stars Band on 14th February. The team at Band on the Wall very kindly sorted a table and seats for us because one of our group was on... Read full review

    Dates and Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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