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Manchester What's On, Entertainment, Tickets and Eating Out Guide

Wednesday 22 Jan 2020

[@]Manchester is Music

Manchester is certainly known for music and across the city you will find someone playing something at almost anytime of the day or the night.

You will hear everything from a street busker knocking out (often it has to be said badly) the latest pop hit or an Oasis composition to the Manchester Arena hosting the likes of Madonna, Kylie and AC/DC.

Manchester has a strong links with the classical scene too, being home to the Halle Orchestra and the world famous RNCM.

The city has many great venues such as Matt & Phreds, Band on the Wall or the Bridgewater Hall to mention a few. These venues have full schedules giving you the opportunity to see and hear some of the best music in the city, UK and from across the world.

Here you will be able to read our reviews of musical events and festivals from across Greater Manchester.

  • UB40 Manchester Academy

    UB40 at the Manchester Academy

    Longstanding UB40 continue to be crowd pleasers playing hit after hit

  • The Buzzcocks Manchester Home Coming

    The Buzzcocks Tour 2016

    Legendary band The Buzzcocks return to Manchester to play the Albert Hall

  • Steve Howe - Homebrew 6 Tour 2016

    Steve Howe (Yes, Asia) - Solo Tour 2016

    Steve Howe wows the audience at Band on the Wall on his recent Homebrew 6 tour in 2016

  • Blues and Beer Weekend - Band on the Wall

    Blues and Beer Weekend - Band on the Wall

    A weekend of Blues playing bands with some great Manchester breweries to enjoy


Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’

Bury - Part of Historic Manchester

Bury Town

Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip



Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions

China Town - City Centre

China Town

China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space



Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eat

Read About All Manchester‘s Quarters